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"Dresden" Germany Things to Do Tip by iandsmith

Germany Things to Do: 1,227 reviews and 1,979 photos

  Rebirth after the war
by iandsmith

This is the heartland of the Saxons and, as such, it is rich in history and culture. It has palaces and churches of international stature and, if that's not enough, the Semperoper, one of the world's great opera houses.
The cheese shop has to be the world's prettiest with its completely colourfully tiled interior and the alpine style markets have much to offer the jaded shopper.
Yes, it was very heavily bombed in 1945 but the Germans have not let that stop reconstruction, especially since re-unification.
If all that is not enough then you might wish to try a cruise on the Elbe, the river that divides the city. There are also tourist buses with multi-lingual guide earphones which you can get on and off at your leisure.
This is a shot of the Royal Palace where you can visit the Hausmann tower, from where you have splendid views of Dresden's old quarter. This view, specifically, is of the big yard of the Royal Palace with the intricate and delightful sgraffito decorated facades. You cannot see this view anymore because the building whose wall I looked through has been reconstructed.

Address: Eastern Germany
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  • Updated Mar 6, 2008
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