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City of Dresden - A Wonderful Experience

Zwinger Dresden Zwinger Palace

The building complex, designed as a venue for festivities, is one of the most important late Baroque buildings in Europe.

Semperoper Dresden Semper Opera House

The opera house, built from 1871-78, was decimated during the bombing of Dresden in 1945.

Schloss Dresden Residential Palace

Reconstruction of Dresden's Palace, which had been destroyed entirely in 1945, began in 1985 and was finally completed in 2006, in time for the 800th anniversary of Dresden.

Dresden Hofkirche Catholic Cathedral

The church, which was built by Gaetano Chiaveri und Christoph Knöffel from 1738-55, is an unique combination of Roman and Germanic Baroque architecture.

Fuerstenzug_Dresden Parade of Princes

The 102 metre-long Parade of Princes on the north wall of the Royal Stable Courtyard.

Frauenkirche Dresden Church of Our Lady

Built between 1726-43 to a design by George Bähr, the church long stood in ruins as a warning to future generations against the destruction wrought by war, having collapsed in the inferno of February 1945.

Brühlscheterrasse Dresden Brühl Terrace

The pleasure garden, known as the "Balcony of Europe", was created by Baroque repurposing of the mighty fortifications on the banks of the river Elbe in Dresden's Old Town.

Neue Synagoge DresdenNew Synagogue

A new building, with striking architecture, was built between 1999-2001 near the original site.

Deutsches Hygienemuseum Dresden German Hygiene Museum

The museum was established by industrialist August Lingner, the inventor of Odol mouthwash.

Bautznerstr77_dresden Pfunds Dairy Shop

Dairy founded in 1880 by the Pfund brothers.

Elbschlösser Dresden The Three Elbe Castles

Three architectural beauties which cannot be missed due to their prominent position on the slopes overlooking the River Elbe in Dresden.

Blaues Wunder DresdenThe Blue Wonder Bridge

Suspension bridge built 1891-1893 as a steel frame structure.

Dresden_Standseilbahn_(02)Funicular and suspension railway

The suspension railway, built 1898-1901, is believed to be the oldest in the world and transports passengers to the "Beautiful View" in four and a half minutes.

Schloss_Pillnitz_Flussseite Pillnitz Palace and Park

The former summer residence of the Saxon Court, comprising the Water and Mountain Palaces, was built from 1720-1722.

Schloss Moritzburg Moritzburg

Surrounded by a picturesque lake landscape, the Hunting Castle of Moritzburg is considered one of the most beautiful moated castles in Europe.

Blick_von_der_Bastei_elbaufwärts_nach_RathenSaxon Switzerland

The epithet "Saxon Switzerland" figuratively describes the romantic landscape of the Elbsandstein Mountains formed in the Cretaceous period.