Dresden Frauenkirche - magnetismus, CC BY2.0
Dresden is the capital of the federal state Saxony. And is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Not only is it one of the greenest cities, but it is also filled with cultural treasures, a wide range of leisure activities and impressive architecture.
Dresden was founded as a merchant settlement and has been the residence of the Saxon dukes, electors and later kings since the 15th century. Especially in the 18th century the city was a centre of culture and economy as well as of European politics. The state capital of Saxony has around 540,000 inhabitants today and maintains partnerships with 13 cities worldwide. The state capital is an important economic centre, a student and bicycle city and offers numerous cultural offers and sights. In addition, the city has a dense network of public transport - the tram network is one of the largest in Germany. One focus is on research and education; with its numerous research facilities, Dresden ranks fifth in Germany. In addition, the Technical University is the only "Excellence University" in East Germany. Not only the high proportion of forest and green spaces as well as numerous leisure and excursion possibilities make Dresden a family-friendly city. Mostly moderate average rents in comparison to other large cities, good shopping opportunities and a focus on the expansion of daycare places and schools also lead to a high birth rate. Numerous companies attach importance to family friendliness, e.g. through flexible working time models.
The city of Dresden can look back on over 800 years of history. Numerous museums provide an interesting, deeper insight into the city's history.
Dresden1750 Matthaeus Seutter Festung Dresden, CC0
In the state capital of Dresden, decisions are made by the elected city council, the implementation of which is the responsibility of the mayor. The mayor is at the same time chairman of the city council and head of the city administration.
Dresden Staatskanzlei back - Kolossos, CC BY SA 3.0
Dresden is one of the cities in Germany and even in Europe with a very high proportion of green space. Especially in our fast moving times it is good to create a balance to reduce stress. What our parents used to say: Go out, it's good for you! - is now being documented bit by bit with scientific studies.
2891080 Schreibweise, CC0
Dresden's culture is diverse and always connected to this city. From world-famous collections in the Albertinum or the Zwinger to events on stages in festival halls and the Semper Opera House. In Dresden, art and culture can also be found on the streets, squares and in parks in the Neustadt.
semper opera house - Bru nO, CC0
In terms of sights, Dresden has a unique ensemble to offer. This city includes world-famous museums, galleries, Theatres and stages, castles, parks, gardens, a special architecture, Galleries and modern art. This city not only houses its history but also unfolds through modern influences.
Gold Monument August Dresden Golden Rider 547813 - maxpixel, CC0
Dresden offers numerous leisure activities. One of the most comfortable but also informative activities is a city tour or a sightseeing tour of Dresden's history. But there are also plenty of opportunities for adventurous or simply sporty people, for example in climbing woods and leisure pools.
Alaunplatz Dresden 2013 - MatthiasDD, CC BY 3.0