Population: 530,754 (2014)
Area: 329 km2 (127 mi2)
Dialing Code: +49
Electricity Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug/Soket Types: C / F
Time Zone: Central European Time (UTC+1); Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany, as well as Germany’s 4th largest city. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the border of the Czech Republic, all the way in the eastern part of Germany. It has a population of about 530,000 (2012).
The Elbe valley around the city was actually made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, but, in what is a rare and unfortunate occurrence, the construction of the Waldschlößchenbrücke, a four-lane bridge across the river, forced UNESCO to revoke the designation in 2009; it was only the second time that a World Heritage Site had been removed from the register.