In Dresden, inventiveness is a key component of tradition. The first German train, drum-type washing machine, newspaper or SLR camera (in 1936 from the Ihagee camera manufacturer) – many significant discoveries have their origins in Dresden. The world's first technical college, the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, was established close to Dresden in 1765.

With nine colleges, twelve Fraunhofer and Max Planck, Helmholtz and Leibnitz institutes and many development centers of large technology concerns, Dresden offers an interesting environment for research and development staff. At a rate of 9.8 patent applications per 100,000 inhabitants, the Dresden region currently occupies the top position in a comparison of the concentration of patents in the ten German metropolitan regions.

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Dresden Attractive landscape

Attractive landscape

Over half of the area of Dresden consists of green spaces. Outside of the city, local recreation spots such as the Ore Mountains, the Moritzburg pond region and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains are only a stone's throw away. But on the banks of the Elbe river too, there are also numerous beer gardens, whose terraces offer great views of the baroque old town.

Historical interest

Historical interest

The over 800-year-old baroque city and its environs offer a wide range of attractions, such as the Zwinger palace, the Church of our Lady and the Semperoper opera house. As the only Saxon residence which blossomed into a baroque jewel under Augustus the Strong, Dresden has a chequered and eventful past.

During the 19th Century also, the regional capital occupied a prominent position, evidenced by a boom in trades, industry and science. The founding of the Surgical-Medical Academy of Dresden and the Technical School, a forerunner of the later University of Technology, made a significant contribution to the city's fame and reputation.
Dresden's art treasures invite you to follow the historical trail in the past glories of the royal dynasties. Some of the foundations were laid by alchemist Johann Friedrich Böttger, who promised to produce gold – but ultimately came up with Europe's first porcelain. At the time, porcelain was even more valuable than gold, and it became Saxony's most valuable export. Thus, the success story of the Meissen company was set in motion. 


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Dresden Room to grow

Room to grow

As the location of many high-tech companies, the city offers excellent career prospects. Many students of Dresden's universities choose to remain in the city after graduating. In no other German city are more children born per capita than in the Saxon regional capital.

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Dresden Culture / Education / Leisure

Culture / Education / Leisure

About 60 galleries, 45 museums and almost 40 theaters and stages provide intellectual enjoyment; with a comprehensive day and evening program. The Old Masters Gallery, with Rafael's "Sistine Madonna," and the royal treasure trove known as the Green Vault are world-famous.

With a musical tradition stretching back over 700 years, Dresden also enjoys worldwide acclaim as a city of music. The Semperoperopera house, the state and philharmonic orchestras and the Kreuzchor boy's choir all impress audiences with their resonant sounds. Attractive festivals, exciting theater and dance productions and top events draw crowds of locals as well as visitors all year round.
last but not least, Dresden is always a very special place to be at Christmas time The Striezelmarkt is the oldest German Christmas market.


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