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DRESDEN is synonymous with devastation; in fact, it's all about regeneration. Only Berlin or Hamburg suffered such total obliteration in the war, and Dresden had far more to lose. For two centuries before its Altstadt was reduced to a smouldering heap in February 1945, it was acclaimed the most beautiful city in Germany. Dresden's coming of age was thanks to Elector Augustus the Strong (Augustus Der Stark; 1696–1763), a self-styled Saxony Sun King who gathered to his court a brilliant group of architects and artists, who between them created a city of extraordinary grace. Then came the bombs. …
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Pullman Dresden Newa

Pullman Dresden Newa is in a unique city location on the famous shopping boulevard Prager Strasse. It has 319 stylish rooms that promote a sense of well-being and have a glass comfort shower in ...

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Church of the Royal Court of Saxony (Hofkirche)

Work on the Hofkirche (Royal Chapel) started during the reign of Frederick August II, under the oversight of Italian architect Gaetano Chiaveri, who designed the church in the Romanesque style of the late baroque period. The ...

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Kontinental

Open 24 hours a day, this trendy cafe is the ideal place to come when everywhere else has shut up shop. The interior is slightly unassuming, although it does have a few amusing ...