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Dresden is the largest city in what used to be East Germany.  It is located along the banks of the river Elbe, and was severely damaged during World War II.

Dresden is today a great place to get a feel for German history.  You can see buildings that were bombed in World War II, as well as those from the communist regime and modern buildings.   The Zwinger is a German palace complex that was destroyed in 1945, but rebuilt after, and now contains a number of excellent museums.  The Frauenkirche was finally rebuilt in 2005 as well.

 


 

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I'd been there in 2004,it's a beautiful city,but lots of ancient buildings need to be renovated,really want to know the new look of Dresden! Anyone has recently visited Dresden?
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You can't miss the "Kunsthof"
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Dresden is a town with a historic past. Completely distroyed during WWII it has been rebuilt. The "Zwinger" and the "Semper" opera are musts to see. A very efficient public transport system with modern trams. And old steamboats on the Elbe River. Eat the Dresdner Stollen, mainly at Christmas and buy some of the famous Meissner porcelaine.
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it great to visit the "Neustadt" for a night out. Lots of Pubs and Bars. Nice for a afternoon coffee: "Das Wohnzimmer"
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