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City of culture


Dresden's location amidst natural beauty is self-evident, but it was the creative drive and love of art of the Saxony Electors and later the city's inhabitants that gave Dresden its unique cultural landscape. This is reflected in such famous buildings as Zwinger Palace, the Church of Our Lady, the Residenz Palace, the Semper Opera House and Brühl Terrace in the historical old quarter, as well as the Elbe palaces in Loschwitz, the exclusive villas of Blasewitz, and Hellerau garden city. Today, this tradition continues with award-winning modern architecture. The twelve museums of the Dresden State Art Collections form the basis of the city's reputation as an international centre of arts and culture. They are, however, only part of a varied and acclaimed museum scene that includes the masterpieces of the Alte Meister gallery, the treasures of the Green Vault, and one of the world's most extensive collections of porcelain, as well as the 19th and 20th century works on display at the Albertinum museum. Dresden also boasts a long musical heritage, along with leisure activities and entertainment for the modern day.

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01069 Dresden

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