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Ranked #1 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: This art museum is jam packed with masterpieces by the likes of Rubens and Titian, but it is most famous for Rafael's Sistine... more » Owner description: This art museum is jam packed with masterpieces by the likes of Rubens and Titian, but it is most famous for Rafael's Sistine Madonna. « less
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Ranked #2 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #3 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #4 of 68 attractions in Dresden
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Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Tours
Owner description: Once one of Dresden's most famous cathedrals, this structure is currently undergoing a massive reconstruction project to... more » Owner description: Once one of Dresden's most famous cathedrals, this structure is currently undergoing a massive reconstruction project to repair the damage done by Allied bombings. « less
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Ranked #5 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Operas; Theaters
Owner description: Restored to its former magnificence after its destruction in the 1945 bombing of Dresden, this elaborate, High Renaissance... more » Owner description: Restored to its former magnificence after its destruction in the 1945 bombing of Dresden, this elaborate, High Renaissance style opera house presents opera, ballet and jazz performances, and is worth a visit if only to marvel at its ornate interior. « less
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Ranked #6 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This 394-foot mural along the wall in the Royal Mews courtyard depicts a parade of Saxony rulers, some walking, others on... more » Owner description: This 394-foot mural along the wall in the Royal Mews courtyard depicts a parade of Saxony rulers, some walking, others on horseback. Scratched into stucco by the artist in 1876, the mural was later recast onto porcelain tiles and, incredibly, survived the 1945 bombing of Dresden that destroyed most buildings. « less
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Ranked #7 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: The permanent exhibition of the municipal art gallery provides an overview of Dresden art of the 20th and 21st centuries with... more » Owner description: The permanent exhibition of the municipal art gallery provides an overview of Dresden art of the 20th and 21st centuries with works by artists ranging from Otto Dix to Hermann Glöckner andA.R. Penck, as well as contemporary paintings by Thoralf Knobloch and Theo Boettger. The museum also featuressmall special exhibitions on art made in Dresden. « less
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Ranked #8 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Museums
Owner description: 1756 Dresden - Asisi Panometer DresdenMonumental in size - 105 metres long and 27 metres high – on a scale of 1:1 – Yadegar... more » Owner description: 1756 Dresden - Asisi Panometer DresdenMonumental in size - 105 metres long and 27 metres high – on a scale of 1:1 – Yadegar Asisi‘s panoramic painting takes you back to one of the most important eras Dresden has known. Look over the magnificent palaces and churches, the Zwinger, the vast gardens and imposing town houses. Here you can experience the Augustan age, when the myth of Dresden was born, with your own eyes. « less
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Ranked #9 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Once the private garden of the Count of Bruehl, this large open plaza offers the city's best view of the River Elbe. Under... more » Owner description: Once the private garden of the Count of Bruehl, this large open plaza offers the city's best view of the River Elbe. Under the terrace are trenches, battlements and other remnants of the city's original fortifications. « less
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Ranked #10 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Art Museums
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Ranked #11 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #12 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; History Museums
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Ranked #13 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #14 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Military History Museum in Dresden consists of two parts: an arsenal that was built in 1877 and a new extension designed... more » Owner description: The Military History Museum in Dresden consists of two parts: an arsenal that was built in 1877 and a new extension designed by U.S. architect Daniel Libeskind and completed in 2011. Shaped like a wedge, the extension cuts through the old arsenal. The light and shadow effects produced by the new wedge symbolise the eventful military history of Germany. Both the architecture and the permanent exhibition of the Military History Museum seek to avoid biased presentations and to challenge traditional perspectives. The exhibition confronts the visitor with his or her own potential for aggression and shows violence as a historical, cultural, and anthropological phenomenon. « less
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Ranked #15 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Government Buildings
Owner description: Also known as the Cathedral of St. Trinitatis, this is the Catholic Court Church. Houses a famous stone pulpit, 250-year-old... more » Owner description: Also known as the Cathedral of St. Trinitatis, this is the Catholic Court Church. Houses a famous stone pulpit, 250-year-old organ and the tombs of Saxon rulers. « less
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Ranked #16 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Gardens; Historic Sites
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Ranked #17 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #18 of 68 attractions in Dresden
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Ranked #19 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #20 of 68 attractions in Dresden
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Ranked #21 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Science Museums
Public health museum.
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Ranked #22 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Bridges
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Ranked #23 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #24 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #25 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Castles; Architectural Buildings
A beautiful Baroque palace built by architect Pöppelmann.
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Ranked #26 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #27 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Art Museums
A popular art museum displaying a collection of finely wrought jewelry and sculpture.
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Ranked #28 of 68 attractions in Dresden
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Ranked #29 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Bridges
Owner description: The "wondrous" aspect of this bridge that spans the Elbe is its construction. It is one of the first steel suspension bridges... more » Owner description: The "wondrous" aspect of this bridge that spans the Elbe is its construction. It is one of the first steel suspension bridges in the world requiring no supporting piers in the water. « less
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Ranked #30 of 68 attractions in Dresden
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest

From Frommer's Germany 2008: Home of the Kreuzchor, the famous boys' choir of Dresden.  Free concerts are conducted every Saturday at 5 p.m. unless the choir is traveling. more »

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