Saxony’s capital Dresden is also called the "Pearl of Baroque".
Dresden is an art and culture city with its excellent examples of Renaissance, Baroque and
19th century architecture. Thanks to its astonishing Elbe panorama, Dresden earned another name, “Florence at the Elbe”.
The city was first mentioned in a document dated 1206. Nowadays, it’s a blend of unique German Baroque and modern European urbanism. During World War II Dresden was practically wiped out within two nights of air bombing. Impressive buildings and beautiful sights in the city have been rebuilt from scratch and yet the signs of destruction can still be seen on the streets of the old city.
Dresden is resurrecting and you should hurry up and visit the city before it gets a fake glitter. Booked.net will be pleased to assist you in finding a cheap hotel in Dresden or the most luxurious one.
About ten million tourists come to Dresden every year. The city is home to many impressive landmarks, most of them damaged in the war. You should visit the Semper Opera house, rebuilt for its excellent acoustics, Zwinger Palace with its amazing Baroque style, the Church of Our Lady, the ruins of which were left unreconstructed for many years as a war memorial.
- Frauenkirche (the Church of Our Lady). During the bombing in 1945 the church was ruined. The pile of rubble was left untouched until 1994. People from around the world donated money to finance the resurrection of the grand church.
- Zwinger Palace is one of the finest edifices made in late Baroque style. Today it is home to first-class museums, including the Old Masters Gallery (“Alte Meister”), which displays the famous Madonna Sistina of Rafael.
- Semper Opera is one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world. Spend an unforgettable evening and enjoy the amazing acoustics of this building which was rebuilt after complete destruction.
- Dresden Neustadt on the north bank reappeared after the war from barely a scratch. Find old spirit in Baroque reconstructions on the streets of Neustadt. Formerly a beggars’ quarter it is pretty flourishing now.
When you get tired of the city beauties find your inner peace on the marvelous banks of the Elbe River. Watch movies in one of the largest outdoor theatres in Germany or just enjoy the astonishing views of the old parts. Lots of people come here to play sports or have a barbeque.
Dresden is a beautiful unique city with many valuable historical and cultural sites. Like a phoenix bird it was destroyed to ashes then came back to life. Enjoy the wonders of the city with the help of Booked.net. Check our vast database and book the hotel in Dresden at the best possible price.