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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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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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Art Museum
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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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Uncover Berlin's past and present on this enlightening 4-hour walking tour through Mitte, the city’s historic center. Walk along the Berlin Wall, stroll down Unter den Linden to Brandenburg Gate, see the Reichstag and Holocaust Memorial, hear the story behind Checkpoint Charlie and learn about the Topography of Terror museum. Listen as your guide ties important monuments, buildings and memorials to the city’s complex Prussian, Imperial, Nazi and Cold War past, weaving history into a detailed narrative. Compare these historical sights with modern marvels such as Potsdamer Platz and Friedrichstrasse.
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Observation Deck
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Get a bird's-eye view of Berlin from the top of Berliner Fernsehturm, the highest point in the city. A symbol of Berlin since it was erected
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Berliner Dom , Berlin
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Don't miss a chance to see the city from the dome of Berliner Dom, one of the region's major landmarks. This imposing structure stands as if
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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. Use our Germany journey tool to arrange your visit to Dresden and any other destinations in Germany that take your fancy.

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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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