Dreden Skyline - Photo: S. Dittrich
For centuries, it was the magnificent residence of the Wettin royal family. Today, Dresden is one of the most beautiful baroque cities in Europe – and a bustling metropolis at the same time. Because of its wealth of tradition and superb setting in the Elbe valley, the city was long ago dubbed “the German Florence”. It has since developed into a modern city, the attraction of which is based in equal measure on its many artistic and cultural treasures as well as on its progressive and broad-based scientific and industrial prowess.