Dresden

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Art and places of interest

The Royal Palace, Zwinger, Semperoper and the Hofkirche cathedral: On Dresden’s imposing Theaterplatz square, a world of Baroque gems follows one after the other. As Elector of Saxony, Augustus the Strong transformed Dresden into a magnificent royal city. The Frauenkirche, Japanese Palace and Pillnitz Palace also originate from this architectural heyday. From the ‘Balcony of Europe’, Brühl’s Terrace, the view sweeps over the Elbe to the Baroque and Alternative Quarter Neustadt and the river’s lush broad floodplains. The metropolis of the arts presents a stunning diversity of themes from the ornate beauty of the Baroque to the fast-paced here and now: fascinating exhibitions, the spirit of innovation and a passion for the exciting make each visit an event: The jewels of the Saxon Electors’ Treasure Chamber. The world-famous Sistine Madonna. Scientific phenomena. Dresden is teeming with new favourite places to see, marvel at and discover. Art spans several centuries at the Zwinger in its Old Masters Picture Gallery, at the Palace and in the Albertinum of the State Art Collections. True insider tips are the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments and the Technical Collections with its Math Adventure Land. As is the jewel that is the Military History Museum of the Bundeswehr: Daniel Libeskind’s architecturally bold redesign accommodates exhibits which are as equally attention-grabbing. Many voyages of discovery await you in Dresden!