„Dresden - eine wunderbare Stadt, voller Kunst und Geschichte und trotzdem kein von Dresdnern zufällig bewohntes Museum. Die Vergangenheit und Gegenwart leben miteinander im Einklang. Eigentlich müsste es heißen im Zweiklang.
Und mit der Landschaft zusammen, mit der Elbe, den Brücken, den Hügelhängen, den Wäldern und mit den Gebirgen am Horizont ergibt sich sogar ein Dreiklang. Geschichte, Kunst und Natur schweben über Stadt und Tal, wie ein von seiner eigenen Harmonie bezauberter Akkord. ... mehr zum berühmten Autor
Learning German and German Culture in Dresden is a special experience. The capital of Saxony offers an ideal atmosphere for an unforgettable stay. You can make friends and aquaintances quickly with the friendly and open locals. And waiting there for you is Kästner Kolleg one of the city’s leading language schools.
Dresden, the pearl of East Germany, is full of monuments and cultural traditions. Spanning an 800-year history, most notably during the time of Augustus the Strong, many world-renowned structure were created. Like the Zwinger, with its famous galleries and museums, the Frauenkirche, the Meißner Porcelain Factory, or picturesque castle Pillnitz. Surrounding the baroque panorama is the breathtaking riverside landscape along the Elbe, which is visited by thousands of tourists yearly and boasts a UNESCO heritage site status. This the the Florence of the Elbe.
Thanks to the many high tech companies like AMD and Infineon, Dresden is one of the most important locations worldwide for microelectronics – hence the name „Silicon Saxony“. Along with the VW Glass Factory and esteemed research institutes like Fraunhofer and Max Plank Institute, Dresden is a center for modern sciences and technological innovation.
[...]The Elbe Valley was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2004. The 18th- and 19th-century cultural landscape of Dresden Elbe Valley extends some 18 km along the river from Übigau Palace and Ostragehege fields in the north-west to the Pillnitz Palace and the Elbe River Island in the south-east. It features low meadows, and is crowned by the Pillnitz Palace and the centre of Dresden with its numerous monuments and parks from the 16th to 20th centuries. [...]
(From a UNESCO article about the Dresden Elbe Valley)
The variety of academics and study in Dresden is astonishing. Besides the Technical University, where – among other things - the color television was invented, there is the Music Conservatory, the Palucca Dance Academy, and the Art Academy. There are over 35,000 domestic and foreign students in Dresden.
On the northern bank of the Elbe lies the Dresden-Neustadt. This cosmopolitan quarter is home to countless galleries, bookstores, theaters, vibrant house facades and courtyards. Evenings, it is the place to go for all sorts of different young people. There are many bars, pubs, cafés and restaurants. On warm summer nights it is a great nightlife district.
Dresden loves its festivals, balls and parties, all year round even. Care for a sampling?
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And if you have an athletic lifestyle, there are all sorts of options: climbing in the Saxon Switzerland, football in the park, cycling and hiking through the Heath or jogging on the Elbe are just a few ... more