Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia

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  • 1. Frauenkirche

    This masterpiece of Baroque church architecture was completed in 1743. The huge dome set on a smaller square base, known as the Stone Bell, was...Read More

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  • 2. Neues Grünes Gewölbe


    The exquisite collection here consists of objets d'art fashioned from gold, silver, ivory, amber, and other precious and semiprecious materials...Read More

  • 3. Zwinger mit Semperbau

    Dresden's magnificent Baroque showpiece is entered by way of the mighty Kronentor (Crown Gate), underneath the crown of Poland, off Ostra-Allee. It contains three different...Read More

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  • 4. Albertinum

    Named after Saxony's King Albert, who between 1884 and 1887 converted a royal arsenal into a suitable setting for the treasures he and his forebears...Read More

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  • 5. Altmarkt

    Although dominated by the nearby brutal Kulturpalast (Palace of Culture), the Altmarkt is a fascinating concrete leftover from the 1970s (check out the "workers and...Read More

  • 6. Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden

    This unique (even in a country with a national tendency for excessive cleanliness) and unfortunately named museum relates the history of public health and science....Read More

  • 7. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister


    This museum, in the northwestern corner of the complex, was built to house portions of the royal art collections. Among the priceless paintings...Read More

  • 8. Historisches Grünes Gewölbe


    This section of the castle most reflects Augustus the Strong's obsession with art as a symbol of power. The intricately restored baroque interior...Read More

  • 9. Katholische Hofkirche

    The largest Catholic church in Saxony is also known as the Cathedral of St. Trinitatis. Frederick Augustus II (who reigned 1733–63) brought architects and builders...Read More

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  • 10. Kreuzkirche

    Soaring high above the Altmarkt, the richly decorated tower of the baroque Kreuzkirche dates back to 1792, but Dresden's main Protestant church has graced this...Read More

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  • 11. Pfunds Molkerei

    This decorative 19th-century shop has been a Dresden institution since 1880, and offers a wide assortment of cheese and other goods. The shop is renowned...Read More

  • 12. Porzellansammlung


    Stretching from the curved gallery that adjoins the Glockenspielpavillon to the long gallery on the east side, this collection is considered...Read More

  • 13. Residenzschloss

    The Renaissance facade this baroque building hides the former royal palace, much of which was built between 1709 and 1722. Some of the finished rooms...Read More

  • 14. Rüstkammer


    Holding medieval and Renaissance suits of armor and weapons, the Rüstkammer is in two parts: the main exhibitt and the Türckische Cammer, both...Read More

  • 15. Semperoper

    One of Germany's best-known and most popular theaters, this magnificent opera house saw the premieres of Richard Wagner's Rienzi, Der Fliegende Holländer, andTannhäuser as well...Read More

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  • 16. Stadtmuseum Dresden im Landhaus

    The city's small but fascinating municipal museum tells the ups and downs of Dresden's turbulent past—from the dark Middle Ages to the bombing of Dresden...Read More

  • 17. Verkehrsmuseum Dresden

    At one time the royal stables, the 16th-century Johanneum now houses the Verkehrsmuseum a collection of historic conveyances, including vintage automobiles and engines. The former...Read More

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