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Travel Guide of Dresden in Germany by Influencers and Travelers


Dresden 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, and the third most populous city in the area of former East Germany, following only Berlin and Leipzig.


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1 - Katholische Hofkirche

Dresden Cathedral, or the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Dresden, previously the Catholic Church of the Royal Court of Saxony, called in German Katholische Hofkirche and since 1980 also known as Kathedrale Sanctissimae Trinitatis, is the Catholic Cathedral of Dresden.

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2 - Brühl's Terrace

Brühl's Terrace is a historic architectural ensemble in Dresden, Germany. Nicknamed "The Balcony of Europe", the terrace stretches high above the shore of the river Elbe.

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3 - Tours & Sightseeing | Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

During this guided tour of Dresden you'll get to know the city through its finest architecture and the works of art stored in the Gemäldegalerie. Inside the Old Masters Gallery, there's some 700 paintings and around 450 sculptures. During the 1.5-hour tour of the Gemäldegalerie, the stories behind the art will be brought to life. Then your guide will give you a quick rundown of the Zwinger palatial complex and its Baroque architecture as you walk the grounds.

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4 - Japanisches Palais

Japanisches Palais is a Baroque building in Dresden, Germany, on the Neustadt bank of the river Elbe. Built in 1715, it was extended from 1729 until 1731 to store the Japanese porcelain collection of Augustus the Strong that is now part of the Dresden Porcelain Collection.

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5 - Zwinger

The Zwinger is a palatial complex with gardens in Dresden, Germany. Designed by architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, it is one of the most important buildings of the Baroque period in Germany.

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6 - Frauenkirche Dresden

Dresden 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, and the third most populous city in the area of former East Germany, after Berlin and Leipzig.

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7 - Dresden University of Visual Arts

The Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, often abbreviated HfBK Dresden or simply HfBK, is a vocational university of visual arts located in Dresden, Germany.

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8 - Blaues Wunder

Loschwitz Bridge is a cantilever truss bridge over the river Elbe in Dresden the capital of Saxony in Germany. It connects the city districts of Blasewitz and Loschwitz, two affluent residential areas, which around 1900 were amongst the most expensive in Europe.

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9 - Church of Our Lady

The Liebfrauenkirche in Trier, is, along with the Cathedral of Magdeburg the earliest Gothic church in Germany and falls into the architectural tradition of the French Gothic cathedrals. It is located next to the Trier Dom. It is designated as part of the Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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10 - MAREDO Steakhouse Dresden An der Frauenkirche

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11 - Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge

   19 km away

Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains is a district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is named after the mountain ranges Saxon Switzerland and Eastern Ore Mountains.

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12 - Basteigebiet

   26 km away
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13 - Rathen

   27 km away

Rathen is a village in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, in Saxony, Germany, about 35 km southeast of Dresden on the Elbe River. Rathen has between 400 and 500 inhabitants.

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14 - Königstein

   28 km away

Königstein is a town in the Free State of Saxony in Germany. Königstein lies in the Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge District and had a population of 2,089 in 2018. The Königstein Fortress is situated above the town.

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15 - Bad Schandau

   32 km away

Bad Schandau is a spa town in Germany, in the south of the Free State of Saxony and the district of Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge. It is situated on the right bank of the Elbe, at the mouth of the little valley of the Kirnitzsch.

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16 - Freiberg

   32 km away

Freiberg is a university and former mining town in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is a so-called Große Kreisstadt and the administrative centre of Mittelsachsen district.

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17 - Saxon Switzerland National Park

   41 km away

Saxon Switzerland National Park, is a National Park in the German Free State of Saxony, near the Saxon capital Dresden. It covers two areas of 93.5 km² in the heart of the German part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, which is often called Saxon Switzerland.

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Capital of Saxony and second most populous city in the Länder, Dresden is the fourth largest city in Germany (behind Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne). Populated by 530 754 inhabitants (2013), the city nicknamed the "Florence of the Elbe" is a major political and cultural center of East Germany: its baroque architecture and art collections turn Dresden into a rich architectural and artistic heritage city. Ravaged and bruised by the English firebombing of February 1945, the city was rebuilt and its heritage was restored by the Soviet GDR. Wondering what to do in Dresden? Founded on a former Slavic fisher village, the city of Dresden is today an open-air museum: between the old town and the new town, most of the things to do in Dresden are in the city center. Bordered by the Elbe River, the Old Town of Dresden is the district that concentrates the large majority of the historical monuments that are a must to see when visiting Dresden. Ravaged after 1945, the city center was only completely rebuilt after the reunification in 1990! A good thing about Dresden is that the old city center is exclusively reserved for pedestrians and cyclists. From the Theaterplatz to the city castle and the famous Sepmeroper, let yourself be carried away by Dresden's fascinating history! Situated a few feet from the banks of the Elbe, the Holy Trinity Cathedral - Hofkirche - is a must-see when visiting Dresden and its old town. Built in 1739-55 to rival the Protestant Frauenkirche, the Catholic Holy Trinity Cathedral is considered one of the largest churches in Saxony.













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