The capital city of the Free State of Saxony is one of Germany's most famous and beautiful cities. Situated in southeast Germany in the heart of the picturesque Elbe valley, it is about 200 km south of Berlin and 150 km northeast of the Czech capital of Prague. Baroque Dresden is fondly referred to as the "Florence of the Elbe" by locals and tourists alike, and is famous far and wide for its cultural attractions such as Frauenkirche, Semperoper, Gemäldegalerie and Zwinger.
A very popular pastime is an Elbe river cruise on one of the city's paddle steamers – part of the world's oldest and largest steamer fleet. In the past years, attractive shopping opportunities have sprung up around Prager Strasse and other areas. They are a perfect destination for a day trip – especially combined with the numerous restaurants offering delicious dishes and the local Radeberger pilsner to weary shoppers. Nightlife is the main attraction in Dresden's Neustadt.
Dresden is set in particularly charming surroundings. Whether hiking among the hills of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains or strolling leisurely around historic Meißen, the "Porcelain City", there's sure to be something of interest for everyone.
Every culture enthusiast will find Dresden to be a true treasure trove: With the opera ball, the international Dixieland festival and the movie nights on the Elbe riverbank, to name just some of them. Football fans visit the stadium of Dynamo Dresden. The cult club plays in the second German football league in the 2016/2017 season.
Did you know? Dresden has also been Germany's "Baby Capital" for several years. Because of this, Dresden provides advice and active assistance to create optimum conditions for young families and the healthy upbringing of children.
Come to Dresden and become part of this beautiful, growing city with its high quality of life.
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