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Location Dresden


Dresden is the state capital of the Free State of Saxony and the easternmost major city in Germany. As the seat of the Saxon State Government and the Saxon State Parliament as well as numerous state authorities, the city is the political center of Saxony. In addition, important educational and cultural institutions of the Free State are concentrated here. Located on the river Elbe, the district-free city is one of the six upper centers of Saxony as well as the economic center of the Dresden metropolitan area, one of the economic dynamics Dresden metropolitan areas, one of the most economically dynamic regions in Germany with over 780,000 inhabitants.

Economy & Innovations

Innovations and cutting-edge technologies play a prominent role in the Dresden area. For example, information technology and nanoelectronics are economically important, which is why it is also positioned as the center of "Silicon Saxony." The branches pharmacy produces also big added value in the space Dresden. The areas of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, mechanical engineering, automotive and plant engineering, food, optical industry, services, trade, and tourism also provide great added value in the Dresden area.


With three motorways, two long-distance stations, an inland port and an international airport, Dresden is also an important transport hub.

Culture & Historical City

Dresden is internationally known as a cultural city with numerous important buildings, such as the Baroque kennel, outstanding museums, such as the Gemäldegalerie Alter Meister, famous sound bodies, such as the Saxon State Chapel or the Cross Choir and as a place of action of well-known cultural creators, for example Richard Wagner. The Dresden Old Town was largely reconstructed and shaped by various architectural eras, in addition to the kennel, for example, with the Frauenkirche am Neumarkt, the Semperoper and the Hofkirche and the Residenzschloss.

Special Attractions

Founded in 1434, Striezelmarkt is one of the oldest (oldest Christmas market confirmed with a certificate) and the most famous Christmas markets in Germany. Dresden is also called Elbflorenz, originally mainly because of its art collections; its baroque and Mediterranean architecture as well as its picturesque and climatically favourable location in the Elbe valley contributed significantly to this.


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