Located on the Elbe River, Dresden is the capital city of German state named Saxony. This city is considered among one of the top tourists destinations in Germany as it is an industrial as well as cultural center and boasts of having some worth-watching historical landmarks. Tourists’ attractions in Dresden come in all shapes and sizes meaning that there is something for everyone. If you are also interested in seeing some fascinating sights and attractions then you must visit this city. Here are some of its most popular tourist’s attractions.
It is a beautiful place to spend a summer holiday as this is a magnificent palace having an open air gallery and stunning courtyard. To your surprise, you will find four museums within this palace so if you are a history lover; a visit to this palace will just be a treat for you. Constructed between 1710 and 1732, this palace is one of the prominent landmarks in Dresden as it features the most popular Crown Gate which you can see on travel photographs related to the city of Dresden. One more thing which I must tell you is that if you love to see German-Baroque architecture then you must visit this palace as it is a fine example of such architecture. Besides its beautiful and attractive exteriors, you can also find a number of features and attractions in its interiors including Old Masters Picture Gallery, Zoological Museum and Mathematisch Physikalischer Salon.
Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche)
Church of Our Lady is yet another example of German architecture in whole Dresden. It was built by George Bahr between 1726 and 1743. It is quite renowned for having hosted organ recitals by the legendary musician and composer JW Bach. This church was destroyed as a result of bombing during WW II but it was reconstructed which was completed in 2004. The current building of the church is quite similar to the older one and most of its internal attractions have managed to retain their magnificence and splendor.
Blue Wonder Bridge
It is a 620 feet bridge which crosses the River Elbe in the wonderful city of Dresden. It was built in 1893 and at the time of its completion, it was one of the longest bridges ever built without having pillars. This was the reason the bridge got such a unique name as it was considered as a technological wonder at that time. It is a bridge you must see during your visit to Dresden because the whole Elbe Valley was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 due to this bridge. Most of the attractions were destroyed in WW II but Blue Wonder Bridge is the only attractions which managed to survive. These days this bridge, painted in blue, is still standing over Elbe River allowing people to transport from one part of Dresden to the other.
Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)
Constructed in various stages between 12th and 19th century, Royal Palace of Dresden is also a popular attraction in Germany. It was former residence of Saxon royal family. Although this palace suffered a great loss in WW II bombing but still it has maintained its original magnificence and grandeur. The Royal Palace is also home to a number of museums. The most famous of them is Green Vault which is one of the Europe’s most beautiful treasure chambers having some 3000 treasures. The Coin Cabinet displays an exhibition of coins while another museum in the palace is Kupferstich-Kabinett exhibits a collection of drawings and photographs. One of the palace’s most recent attractions is Turkish Room which is also a museum and highlights a beautiful 20 meters long tent made of silk and gold.