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  2. Dresden - Wikipedia

    Historic city centre with main sights Dresden ( / ˈdrɛzdən /, German: [ˈdʁeːsdn̩] ⓘ; Upper Saxon: Dräsdn; Upper Sorbian: Drježdźany, pronounced [ˈdʁʲɛʒdʒanɨ]) is the capital city of the German state of Saxony and its second most populous city after Leipzig.

  3. Dresden | Germany, Population, Bombing, & Map | Britannica

    Dresden, city, capital of Saxony Land (state), eastern Germany. Dresden is the traditional capital of Saxony and the third largest city in eastern Germany after Berlin and Leipzig. It lies in the broad basin of the Elbe River between Meissen and Pirna, 19 miles (30 km) north of the Czech border and.

  4. 12 Best Things to Do in Dresden, Germany - TripSavvy

    Dresden, located in eastern Germany, is sometimes called "Florence at the Elbe" thanks to its idyllic location on the banks of the river. It's a city of biergartens and Baroque architecture, peppered with world-class museums that house some of the world's most remarkable treasures and jewels.

  5. Dresden travel - Lonely Planet | Germany, Europe

    Get to the heart of Dresden with one of our in-depth, award-winning guidebooks, covering maps, itineraries, and expert guidance. Shop Our Guidebooks. Explore Dresden holidays and discover the best time and places to visit.

  6. On the banks of the lovely Elbe River, the German city of Dresden is lush and green, filled with forests and gardens and parks. The city is rich with cultural and artistic history; the great operatic composer Wilhelm Wagner debuted a number of works here in the 1800s and, today, an independent light opera company keeps the classical art form ...

  7. A city guide to Dresden, eastern Germany's rebuilt cultural ...

    1. Zwinger: To visit the Zwinger is to dive into Dresden’s baroque heyday. Built as a party pad for royals in the 1700s, when Augustus the Strong sat on the throne (his own residence, Dresden Castle, stands behind the Zwinger and is also worth visiting), the lavish, sculpture-studded palace complex surrounds an enormous courtyard filled with fountains.

  8. 9 of the best things to do in Dresden - Lonely Planet

    Travel Stories Germany Saxony Dresden 9 of the best things to do in Dresden Joe Baur Sep 22, 2022 • 8 min read From top museum collections to absorbing street art, here are the best activities and experiences in Dresden © Dudarev Mikhail / Shutterstock Dresden is a city for time-travelers.

  9. Dresden is a gem – come and see it sparkle - Germany Travel

    Saxony Area in square kilometres: 328,48 square kilometres Dresden is also famed for its music. The opera house, the Staatskapelle orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic and the Kreuzchor boys' choir all leave audiences enraptured.

  10. Dresden summary | Britannica

    Dresden, City (pop., 2002: 478,600), situated on the Elbe River, eastern Germany. Originally a Slavonic settlement, it was the residence of the margraves of Meissen in the early 13th century. The Dresden china industry originated there but was moved to Meissen in 1710 (see Meissen porcelain).

  11. City Information | Landeshauptstadt Dresden

    City Information. The state capital of Dresden extends across 328 square kilometers and has approximately 541,000 residents. Dresden is perfectly linked with the international transit network, and can be reached from every direction by rail, car or air.