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Art Museum
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Explore one of eastern Germany's most impressive examples of Rococo architecture at The Dresden Zwinger. Originally part of the Dresden fortr
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Pergamonmuseum , Berlin
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Offering visitors a rare look into the ancient world, Pergamonmuseum attracts nearly 2 million people each year, making it the most-visited m
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Art Museum
Albertinum , Dresden
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A modern art museum in Dresden's historic center, Albertinum presents both paintings and sculptures from Romanticism to the present. In addit
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Church
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Experience the fruits of postwar reconstruction at Frauenkirche Dresden. Although destroyed by Allied bombing in World War II, the rebuilt ch
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Dresden

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Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings. It became a city in 1206 and quickly developed into the region's commercial, governmental, and cultural center. Dresden is perhaps best known for its historical attractions and landmarks in the old town center. Everything in this compact district is easily accessible by foot. The historical quarter was practically destroyed during World War II. The scars of war have long been removed, and the city is now a place of light-hearted and youthful energy. But the tragic events are still remembered in annual processions and ceremonies. Dresden has always been one of Europe's main cultural and educational centers, and nowadays it continues to grow into a major center of tourism. Many travelers use it as a convenient resting place and pleasant sightseeing destination halfway between Berlin and Prague. Plan how to spend your time in Dresden and other destinations in Germany using our Germany travel itinerary planner.

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The Old City, or Altstadt district, is the city's historical center. You'll find a wide selection of accommodations around the major tourist sites. For an area that stays active both day and night, consider lodging in Aussere Neustadt, located northeast of the Old City. The Hellerau District has an urban and hip vibe, thanks to the fashionable young locals who populate the area. Boutique hotels contribute to the area's chic feel.
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