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A humble city like the definition of a hidden champion, always slightly parochial and modestly proud of.

Get top offers including free admission to the must-see museums and exhibitions: Old Masters Picture Gallery with Sculpture Collection until 1800; Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments; Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs,Porcelain Collection; The Royal State Apartments of August the Strong and the Porcelain Cabinet, Coin Cabinet; New Green Vault; Renaissance Wing; Giant´s Hall of the Armoury; Turkish Chamber; Albertinum with Art from the Romantic Period to the Present Day; Lipsiusbau Exhibition Hall; Museum of Saxon Folk Art and Puppet Theatre Collection; Special Exhibitions in the Japanese Palace; Joseph Hegenbarth Archive; Hausmannsturm

Dresden's unique river landscape is like no other.

Highly competitive to other e-bicycle hotspots like Lake Constance and the Rhine meadows, Dresden's river-valley from Meissen to Saxon Switzerland is arguably the very highlight of Germany's and Czechia's most popular bicycle trail, the Elbe Cycle Way leading from the North Sea via Hamburg. Wittenberg and Dresden, and also via Prague, to the Elbe river's source in the Giant Mountains of Bohemia. It's possible to ride from Dresden to Prague bicycling one day, but when not fleeing even very experienced riders would take around three days.

  • Add the German Free State of Saxony to your bucket list with Dresden and Leipzig both among the most attractive short time holiday destinations in Germany and beyond. Leipzig's Zoo is the best of the best. When Prague belonged to Germany it was home to the country's first university. Later Leipzig was an early offspring from Prague and became a hotspot of central Germany like also Halle and Wittenberg. Much later the Technical University of Dresden was founded, nowadays it's called a national University of Excellence, thanks to its tremendous synergies with non-university semi-public research organizations which play a major role in the country's research industry. The Dresden area is home to more of such institutes than any other area in Germany, in some aspects even in absolute numbers, surpassing several times bigger cities like even Berlin and Munich. Thanks to its strength in research sectors Dresden has got a tremendous appeal to private enterprises. The first western companies even started to relocate their headquarters more eastwards, something which remains rare but that all started in Silicon Saxony in the Dresden Concept area. Needless to say that became only possible thanks to some interesting city landscapes and surroundings in all directions. The administrative Dresden city area is a bit larger than that of Munich hosting thrice as many population. Different to popular belief most of Dresden's historic city villa quarters, as measured by area, survived the entire twentieth century.