Saxony
Dresden
Highly recommended
Dresden The Essential
Highly recommended
A Baroque jewel nestling along the banks of the River Elbe, Dresden, the capital of Saxony, is often referred to as the Florence of the Elbe. This monumental city is graced by ceremonial staircases, panoramic terraces and huge squares adorned with statues of solemn-faced saints and monarchs. Almost entirely destroyed following the fall of the Reich in 1945, Dresden has experienced an extraordinary renaissance - its main monuments and former GDR buildings have been tastefully restored and its historic centre pedestrianised.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Dresden
Zwinger Palace
Zwinger Palace
Augustus the Strong's initial idea was
120 minutes
Dresden Palace
Dresden Palace
Almost entirely destroyed at the end of
120 minutes
Zwinger Palace: Old Masters Picture Gallery
Zwinger Palace: Old Masters Picture Gallery
The Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister houses
180 minutes
The Green Vault
The Green Vault
The jewellery and gold work collected by
180 minutes
Swiss Saxony
Swiss Saxony
Lying between Dresden and the Czech
300 minutes
Opera
Opera
The opera house built by Gottfried
30 minutes