Dresden - Sightseeings & Informations


Dresden is the capital city of the German state of Saxony and its second most populous city in Eastern Germany after Leipzig. Dresden is located on the River Elbe. Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor, and was once by personal union the family seat of Polish monarchs. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city centre. 




Since German reunification in 1990, Dresden has again become a cultural, educational and political centre of Germany. Dresden is one of the most visited cities in Germany with 4.7 million overnight stays per year. Its most prominent building is the Frauenkirche located at the Neumarkt. Built in the 18th century, the church was destroyed during World War II. The remaining ruins were left for 50 years as a war memorial, before being rebuilt between 1994 and 2005. 


Germany's Dresden and Leipzig. 24 minutes




Other famous landmarks include

  • the Zwinger
  • the Semperoper
  • the Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe)
  • the Dresden Castle


Dresden from Above. 3 minutes video


Dresden form Above







Nearby sights include the National Park of Saxon Switzerland with Bastei Mountain, the Ore Mountains and the countryside around Elbe Valley and Moritzburg Castle.


Moritzburg Castle

Excursions to Dresden

Map of Dresden