Dresden
Germany
City Information
• Tourism is a major business
• Located in the state of Saxony
• Allied bombing during World War II
destroyed 90% of the city
• Currently one of the greenest cities in
Europe, with 63% of the land covered in
trees
More Information
• Located on the Elbe River, forcing the
city to be structured around flood
prevention
• Important cultural city, containing the
Semperoper (city opera house), as well
as historical sites such as the
Frauenkirche
• Public transportation is cheap and easily
accessible
Frauenkirche
• Frauenkirche = Church of Our Lady
• Protestant Church with a statue of Martin
Luther in front
• Was completely destroyed during WWII
bombings, but has since been rebuilt
• pictures show light and dark stones-the dark stones are part of the original
architecture
Frauenkirche
• The chuch is open to tourists daily, but
the wait is long
• cost to get in: 10 Euro
• Worth it? Yes!!
Martin Luther
stands in front
of the church
Street Artists
• Many people pose as characters during the day and
ask for donations
• You can take pictures with these people, but it will cost
you! They expect donations.
• People dress up as specific historical figures or general
characters
Entertainment
• The Semperoper was
built by the kings of
Saxony in the 17th
century
• It has since been
restored, but many
operas are performed
here weekly. Tickets
are cheaper on week
day nights and Sunday
afternoons.
Grünes Gewölbe
• Translates to “Green
Vault”
• Houses the largest
collection of treasures
in Europe
• Many rooms with
different themes house
historical artifacts and
artwork
History
• Many buildings still show signs of being bombed.
• Buildings have black at the tops from the fire bombings
or have obviously rebuilt parts.