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The Frauenkirche is the main religious center not only in Dresden, but also in the German region of Saxony. It’s a Lutheran church, built in Baroque style. Frauenkirche is a fascinating example of the Protestant architecture and is one of the largest and the most famous domes in Europe.


The tourists who visit Dresden and want a complete impression of real imperialism, should visit Zwinger at first. The Baroque style palace and the whole magnificent complex are unique in their type. The complex includes Old Masters Picture Gallery and the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments.

Procession of Princes

Procession of Princes is a large wall decorated with paintings and frescos. It one of the outer walls of the Dresden castle. The topic of the paintings is the rulers of Saxony and represents portraits of electors, dukes and kings. The original name of the wall is Fürstenzug.

Green Vault

Green Vault is historic museum in Dresden, which houses the largest collection of treasures in Europe. The museum is home to a great diversity of exhibits from the Baroque to Classicism. It was founded in 1723. Green Vault is one of the most influential institutions in the world.

Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister or Old Masters Picture Gallery contains the largest and the richest paintings of the most famous painters in Europe. The gallery is claimed to the the oldest one in the world. Such masterpiece as the Sistine Madonna by the gigantic artist Raphael stand in the gallery.

Semper Opera House (Semperoper)

Semperoper is the opera house and the concert hall of Dresden. It is located in the historic center of the city, along the river Elbe. Semperoper was built in 1841 and was reconstructed during the later decades. The opera house is celebrated by the world known premieres of Richard Strauss.

Bruehl Terrace

Brühl's Terrace is a combination of several architectural masterpieces standing together in central Dresden. It’s nickname is “The Balcony of Europe”, as it is an ensemble of of diverse construction making the shape of a balcony. It was constructed in 19th century.

Pillnitz Castle & Park

Pillnitz Castle is a palace surrounded by beautiful parks and royal gardens. The complex was built in Baroque style in 1791. It is situated at the eastern end of the city of Dresden. palace consists of 3 main parts; the Riverside Palace, the Upper Palace and the later Neoclassical New Palace.

Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)

Dresden Royal Palace is the origin of the city and the oldest building to be remembered in the history of Dresden. Built in 1547 the Palace has served as the residence of electors and kings of the Saxonian Germany. The Castle is famous for its mixed styles, featuring from Baroque to Neo-renaissance.

Katholische Hofkirche - Dresden

Dresden Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to the Holy Trinity. It is situated in the historic center of the city, not far from the Elbe River. The cathedral is known as one of the most important landmarks in Dresden. It was constructed between 1738-1751.


Kunsthofpassage is one of the most famous examples of the modern art, situated in the Neustadt neighbourhood. It is a wall, painted in soft blue-turquoise colour and covered with funnels and gutters. This magic wall starts to play unusual music, whenever it rains in Dresden.


Neumarkt is one of the most historical landmarks in the city. It is situated in the central inner city and is considered to be the historic face of Dresden.Neumarkt features a number of important Baroque style buildings, which surround the old square.

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