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  2. Dresden - Wikipedia

    Dresden ( / ˈdrɛzdən /, German: [ˈdʁeːsdn̩] ( listen); Upper Saxon: Dräsdn; Upper Sorbian: Drježdźany) is the capital city of the German state of Saxony and its second most populous city, after Leipzig. It is the 12th most populous city of Germany, the fourth largest by area (after Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne ), and the third most ...

  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 100 miles (160 km) south of Berlin.

  4. THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Dresden - Tripadvisor

    Things to Do in Dresden, Germany - Dresden Attractions Things to Do in Dresden Popular things to do Walking Tours Cultural Tours Specialty Museums City Tours Nature and Wildlife Tours Architectural Buildings Mountain Bike Tours Historical Tours Fountains Self-guided Tours Bus Tours Monuments & Statues Hiking Tours Top Picks

  5. About Dresden. 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 ...

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  7. Bombing of Dresden - World War II, Germany & Facts - HISTORY

    Before World War II, Dresden was called “the Florence of the Elbe” and was regarded as one the world’s most beautiful cities for its architecture and museums. Although no German city remained...

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

    Dresden is more than just a city of history and heritage, as evidenced by several modern architectural masterpieces. If you happen to be in Dresden in December, be sure to visit Germany's oldest Christmas market.

  9. 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.

  10. A Brief History of Dresden, Germany - Culture Trip

    To a degree, Dresden’s reputation as one of Europe’s great art and architectural treasures also started in destruction when, in 1491, half the city was devastated by fire. The city was rebuilt in a more Renaissance style, the royal palace being a prime example, which had become the permanent home to the royal family in 1485.

  11. Bombing of Dresden in World War II - Wikipedia

    Dresden, the seventh largest city in Germany and not much smaller than Manchester is also the largest unbombed builtup area the enemy has got.