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Dresden, the capital of Saxony, is world-renowned for its art treasures, outstanding theatrical productions and architecture. See the Green Vault with its exquisite collection of jeweled objects d'art in gold and silver. Visit the 18th-century Zwinger Palace, one of the greatest examples of Baroque architecture in Germany and the Semper Opera House with performances from September to May.

Splendid Baroque buildings, prestigious gardens : the Florence of the Elbe ! Dresden the Beautiful ! This was the setting for the splendid parties held by August the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland. (1670-1733). His moto was : more art and culture, less soldiers and less power.  The Zwinger, the cathedral, the Baroque Königstraße, Pillnitz Palace and not least the countless art treasures of the museums and priceless wealth of the "Green Vault" treasure chamber all testify to this era.

Later, other
artists (sculptors, authors and musicians) contributed to the fame of the city : Heinrich Schültz, Carl Maria von Weber, Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann, Ernst Hoffmann, Erich Kästner, Karl May, Caspar David Friedrich, and many others. Dresden was an innovative economic location and one of the richest cities in Germany. Today one can discover the largest villa quarter in the country. The district around Martin-Luther-Platz emerged at the turn of the century with an alternative city culture, with its own theatre, modern music and pubs. The picturesque and architecturally interesting Hellerau Garden City provides a worthwhile detour. Although the city suffered heavily from the bombardment of February 13, 1945, the art treasures, having been safely concealed, survive to establish the importance of Dresden as a cultural center.
Florence of the Elbe ! Dresden the Beautiful ! This was the setting for the splendid parties held by August the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland. (1670-1733). His moto was : more art and culture, less soldiers and less power.  The Zwinger, the cathedral, the Baroque Königstraße, Pillnitz Palace and not least the countless art treasures of the museums and priceless wealth of the "Green Vault" treasure chamber all testify to this era.

Later, other
artists (sculptors, authors and musicians) contributed to the fame of the city : Heinrich Schültz, Carl Maria von Weber, Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann, Ernst Hoffmann, Erich Kästner, Karl May, Caspar David Friedrich, and many others. Dresden was an innovative economic location and one of the richest cities in Germany. Today one can discover the largest villa quarter in the country. The district around Martin-Luther-Platz emerged at the turn of the century with an alternative city culture, with its own theatre, modern music and pubs. The picturesque and architecturally interesting Hellerau Garden City provides a worthwhile detour. Although the city suffered heavily from the bombardment of February 13, 1945, the art treasures, having been safely concealed, survive to establish the importance of Dresden as a cultural center.

The city has been rebuilt since the wartime destruction of 1945: historical the unique silhouette along the Elbe, soon to be crowned once more by the dome of the Frauenkirche, generously modern the southern precincts of the city centre, lovingly restored the Neustadt quarter. Dresden is in this way not only pointing to the splendour of former times and the outstanding significance of art, science and technology, but at the same time developing creative and future-oriented projects. has been rebuilt since the wartime destruction of 1945: historical the unique silhouette along the Elbe, soon to be crowned once more by the dome of the Frauenkirche, generously modern the southern precincts of the city centre, lovingly restored the Neustadt quarter. Dresden is in this way not only pointing to the splendour of former times and the outstanding significance of art, science and technology, but at the same time developing creative and future-oriented projects.

The economic life of Dresden is also flourishing again: tourism, an innovative computer industry and consumer goods are important sectors. Dresden is also a popular location for conferences and conventions.