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The city of Dresden is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany and was nicknamed since the 19th century the Florence on the Elbe, due to its excellent examples of Baroque architecture, its beautiful location on the shores of the Elbe and famous museums. Even though almost the entire old city of Dresden was destroyed by an air raid by the Allies at the end of the World War II, many landmarks were rebuilt. Travel to Dresden will be a unique experience for anyone who is in love with the Middle Ages and baroque art.
The Frauenkirche is located right in the city center and has a very moving history. For centuries, it was a landmark of the city but it was destroyed by an air raid at the end of the World War II. The entire church collapsed into a 43 foot high pile of debris. The church was left like this until 1995, when the reconstruction began. Financed almost completely from private donations, the Dresden’s Church of Our Lady was reopened in 2005. Flights to Dresden will bring you in the middle of a thriving city, with many landmarks and museums. The Brühl’s Terrace is a promenade on the side of Elba River, part of the gardens of the formal Royal Palace. After climbing some gorgeous stairs, you can visit the Albertinum Museum and the Royal Art Academy.
The Zwinger Palace is the best examples of Baroque architecture in all Germany. Constructed between 1711 and 1729, the palace was used by kings for tournaments and court festivities. Nowadays, this Baroque complex of inner courtyards, galleries and pavilions is home of some famous museums, including the world famous Old Masters Gallery, which displays Rafael’s Madonna Sistina.
By booking cheap flights to Dresden you can enjoy also a spectacle at the Semper Opera, built by the architect Gottfried Semper in 1841. Located in the city center, next to the Theater Square, this opera shows famous spectacles written by Molière, Shakespeare, and Goethe. Like many other buildings in the city, the opera was destroyed in 1945 and was rebuild taking into account the original building and it was reopened in 1985. The Dresden’s Green Vault hosts the biggest and most precious formal royal collection in Europe. Located in the formal Royal Palace, this chamber was established in the 18th century by emperor August the Strong. It is full with some elaborate artwork of amber, bronze, ivory, enamel, gems, silver, and gold and has the biggest green diamond ever discovered.
After you finish visiting all these museums, you can enjoy a trip on the Elba River. There are several trips you can make with boats, some of them including dinner and lunch. The River Elba, which flows next to the Old City, is lined with grass, wide riverbanks, which allow the tourist to see the beauty of the old area of the city. It is at the same time a perfect place to barbeque, stroll and relax. During the summer, you can join various spectacles in one of the largest outdoor theatres in Western Europe.
Flighthub offers the cheapest flights to Dresden so you can find yourself just in the middle of a city full of life, entertainment and history. If you are in the mood for some Guinness Book Records, just visit the Pfund’s Dairy, which is ranked the most chic milk shop in the world. The entire shop is decorated with painted ceramic from the neo-Renaissance era. You can't leave the city without a visit the Albertinum Museum, one of the best fine art museums in Germany. It hosts the Sculpture Collection as well as the New Masters Gallery. Here many famous artists are represented, including Degas, Monet, van Gogh and Dix. The sculpture section holds magnificent masterpieces from antiquity, but also many Middle Ages and modern sculptures from the East Germany as well as from other parts of the world.