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dresden - florence by the elbe

"The city of Dresden [...] belongs to the most exquisite cities in Germany Her location is beautiful and enchanting . [...] She lies in a graceful valley through which flows the majestic Elbe, and is sorrounded by wooded slopes, and the most attractive and fruitful vineyards." [C. W. Dassdorf, 1782]

dresden - history

An ancient Slavic settlement known as Drezdany ("alluvial forest dwellers") on the northern bank of the river was joined in 1206 by a German town on the southern bank, the heart of the present day Altstadt ("old town"), while the Slavic part is called Neustadt ("new town"). The founder of the city was Dietrich, Margrave of Meissen. [more]

dresden - cultural life

Dresden is attempting to take up its old cultural importance among the European cities that it had from the 19th century to the 1920s when it was a centre of fine and visual arts, of architecture and music. [more]

dresden - external links

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