Dresden was once known as the Florence of the North. The capital of the German state of Saxony suffered devastating bombing raids in 1945 which levelled most of Dresden’s iconic and picturesque buildings, including the Zwinger and the Frauenkirche.
But Dresden is a survivor.
Many of the most important landmarks have since been rebuilt, including the elegant Lutheran church, Frauenkirche.
It’s a pity that I only got to experience Dresden’s beauty and evolving arts scene for a few hours in 2011. It’s definitely on my need-to-revisit-list.
Have you been to Dresden? What did you think?
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Featured Image: Dresden’s skyline. Dresden is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border.