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Dresden is 1 of the most beautiful German cities, above all for its baroque buildings, and it is lovingly named Florence of the Elbe.

places of interest: Zwinger, Semper Opera House, Picture Gallery (Gemäldegalerie), Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe), Frauenkirche Church, Zoological Garden, Steam navigation on the Elbe with the oldest Paddle Wheel Steamer, Hygiene Museum, Weisser Hirsch with Hanging Aerial Tram, Blue Wonder bridge, Botanical Garden, Karl May Museum, Park Train in the Großer Garten, transparent VW plant, etc.

nearer places: Saxon Switzerland (Elbe Sandstone Mountains) with Bastei and the natural amphitheatre Felsenbühne Rathen, Schloss Moritzburg, Schloss Pillnitz, Meissen Porzellan-Manufaktur

fàrther places: historical mining galleries in Freiberg and Zinnwald, Oberlausitz, Malter Talsperre, Barockschloss Rammenau etc.

cultural offers: Semper Opera, operetta, Playhouse, comedy theatre, Dixieland Festival yearly in May, cabaret 'Herkuleskeule', film nights on the side of the Elbe, Bunte Republik Neustadt, etc.

sports: Elbamare Erlebnisbad, indoor swimming, Football Club Dresden, ice hockey, ice-skating, horses ground, tennis, golf, walking in the countryside, biking, and climbing on the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

the Semper Opera House
view on the skyline of the Dresden Altstadt on a beautiful winter day
the Golden Rider Dresden