Dresden, Germany

Dresden at Night
Dresden at night. Taken by Wikipedia user Kolossos.

Population: 530,754 (2014)

Language(s): German

Demonym: Dresdener

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)

Overview

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.

Learn & Explore

Wikitravel | Lonely Planet

NYTimes | Dresden Tourism

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