Dresden – art and culture alongside the Elbe river
Dresden offers you the almost Mediterranean charm of a city of art and culture in the valley of the Elbe river, but also the dynamic buzz of a scientific and economic hotspot.
The baroque Dresdner Zwinger, the Semperoper opera house, das Residential Palace with its treasure chambers in the Historic and the New „Grünes Gewölbe“, the picture gallery „Alte Meister" (one of the city’s 30 museums) and the baroque church Hofkirche in Dresden’s historic centre are but the most important sights no visitor wants to miss. They all frame the Theaterplatz that counts among the most beautiful squares in Germany.
Restored baroque Frauenkirche und Neumarkt square in which the famous building is located are the most significant symbols of the city’s reconstruction after 1945 and 1989.
Take a trip on a steamer of the world’s largest and oldest paddle steamer fleet along the picturesque landscape to the Chinese baroque summer palace at Pillnitz with its vast gardens. Or go downstream towards Meissen and marvel at the fantastic sight of the century-old vineyards at the slopes and the terraces alongside the Elbe valley – a little Tuscany in the heart of Saxony!
Much less known is the Dresden of the turn of the century that shows itself, among others, by technical monuments such as the funicular railway, the suspension railway and the "Blaues Wunder" (‘Blue Wonder’) bridge. The Dresden- Neustadt district with its adjoining suburbs is one of the largest preserved living quarters built in the style of the industrial upsurge in Germany around 1870, the garden city at Hellerau, as well as the villa quarters at Blasewitz, Loschwitz and Weisser Hirsch are not only reminiscent of one of Dresden’s great eras, but also stand for regained quality of life.
Im November war der Fotograf Moritz Schlieb unterwegs, um das in gold-gelbes Licht getauchte Dresden für unsere Gäste in Bildern festzuhalten.