Dresden is the capital city of the German state of Saxony. Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor.
The controversial American and British bombing of Dresden towards the end of the second world war, killing approximately 25000 people, mostly civilians, destroyed the entire city centre. After the war restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of the historic inner city, including the Katholische Hofkirche, the Zwinger and the Semper Oper. Since German reunification in 1990 Dresden has again become a cultural, educational and political centre of Germany and Europe.
Below a small selection of photos taken during a visit to Dresden. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.