Olesia Gerasimova comes from St. Petersburg, the Russian partner city of Dresden. We join her as she takes in the sights and specialties of the historic center of Saxony's capital.
Olesia Gerasimova in Dresden
Dresden is one of Europe’s most beautiful baroque cities. It’s called the Florence on the Elbe. Among its landmarks is the re-built Church of Our Lady, a monument calling for peace and reconciliation.
Saxony state prosecutors have attracted anger after ruling that a gallows "reserved for Angela Merkel" could be put on sale, because it was art. Legal experts say the decision betrays a failure of the rule of law.
Germans are abandoning small villages for larger cities — and nowhere more so than in the former Communist east. Politicians say that they'll help, but property in rural eastern areas is going for a song.
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