Dresden, the charming capital of Saxony, is always worth a trip. The classic view of the city from the Elbe’s northern bank will make you wonder if indeed the city was all but wiped off the map by Allied bombings in 1945. Now, Dresden is a beautiful city reborn like a Phoenix from his ashes. Once known as the “Florence of the North”, the silhouettes of its towers and domes belonging to palaces, churches and stately buildings still emerge from every corner.
At the center of it all we have the Semper Opera House, regarded as one of the most beautiful European opera houses. A top example of “Dresden Baroque” architecture, it has a long history of premieres, including major works by Wagner and Strauss. Be sure to notice the “Procession of Princes” mural, the largest porcelain artwork in the world, displaying a myriad of royal members of the House of Wettin, dating from 1127 until 1904. It is located on the outer wall of the Stables Courtyard of Dresden’s Castle. Take some time and enjoy this fascinating and contradictory city with its rich history in a tour that covers all the major highlights and don’t forget to charge the batteries of your camera!
Catholic Court Church
Semper Opera House
The newly rebuilt Lutheran Church of Our Lady.
Stables Courtyard of Dresden Castle.
Procession of Princes mural, one of the world’s longest mural paintings – portraying Saxon rulers from the 11th till 19th century
The fascinating history and stunning architecture of this old german city
About the rise of the city into a major cultural center before it met its tragic fate during WWII
History of the Catholic Court Church
Life story of King Augustus the Strong, who desired to be King of Poland and converted to Catholicism
The last King of Saxony, Princess Maria Carolina of Savoy, wife of Anthony of Saxony.
Long history of musical premieres from Semper Opera House, including major works by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.
How the city return to grandeur from the ashes of the 1945 allied bombing
About the baroque and renaissance architecture of the city.
Story of the oldest Royal House of Europe, House of Wettin