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Dresden is an incredibly beautiful city located in the Saxony state of Germany. Dresden is actually the state capital of the Free State of Saxony. The town has a population of 523,000 residents and an area of almost 329 square kilometers. Dresden is situated in the River Elbe Valley. Near the city, you can pass from Germany in the Czech Republic, as the borders are very close to Dresden. Thanks to its beauty, Dresden is known as the "jewel box of Germany". It received this nickname because the many generations of kings of Saxony embellished the town with cultural splendor. After World War II, Dresden was destroyed, but trough the years it was reconstructed and after the reunification of the country it developed into a cultural, economical and educational hub.
Top Attractions within Dresden
Dresden Frauenkirche, translated as Church of Our Lady is one of the most beautiful churches in the city. It is Lutheran and it was raised in the 18th century, but destroyed by bombings in the World War II. It was reconstructed after the original plans and reopened on October 30, 2005. It the new church there are still parts of the old one that were perfectly interoperated in the construction.
Staatsschauspiel Dresden is a theater located on Theater Strasse. Its building was raised in the early years of the 20th century, with the help of an industrialist named Karl August Lingner. During World War II, this was destroyed, too, but three years after the war ended, this was the first theater in Dresden to reopen.
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meiter, known to foreigners as Old Masters Picture Gallery is one superb attraction of Dresden. It includes a collection of more than 750 paintings made from the 15th to the 18th century. It includes masterpieces of Raphael, Titian, Vermeer, Rembrandt and da Messina. This gallery draws to Dresden about 500,000 visitors each year.