Dresden's celebrated cityscape is a picturesque blend of green gardens and parks, crowned by the spires, domes and towers of its plentiful architectural marvels – many of which have been painstakingly restored in the wake of the Allied bombings in 1945. Among them there's the Baroque-style Frauenkirche, with its ornate interior, and the Zwinger, an opulent palace containing a treasure trove of artworks.

    If art's your thing, masterpieces by old and new masters can be viewed in museums like the Albertinum and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, while world-class opera can be enjoyed at the Semper Opera House. On the north bank of the Elbe River, Neustadt is a hub of hip nightlife.

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      The best things to do in Dresden are mostly great examples of Baroque and Rococo architecture. Nicknamed the Florence on the Elbe, this vibrant riverfront city takes you back to an opulent past filled with grand palaces and cathedrals. Many of these venues display treasures, ancient weaponry, and paintings by renowned artists. Dresden’s thriving arts community can be found in...

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