Known to some as "Florence on the Elbe," Dresden was first mentioned in 1206. It is the capital city of the German state of Saxony and a top tourist destination.
Decimated in a firebombing by Allied Forces on February 13, 1945, Dresden has been restored to its former beauty. Its stunning Baroque architecture and cathedral, the Frauenkirche, attracted over 4 million visitors in 2014. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Dresden.
Both Bundesliga teams on display on Friday night are in the hat for the second round but neither were entirely convincing against lower league opposition. Elsewhere, there was a thrilling win for Dynamo Dresden.
100 days from now, Germans will be heading to the polls. Until then, DW will be taking the country's pulse. Earlier this week, two of our reporters set off for a special election road trip. Today they are in Dresden in eastern Germany, a polarized city between right and left.
The extremist NPD has failed in a bid to prohibit a Dresden researcher from warning the party planned "crimes against the state." The case raised eyebrows last year when an AfD member judge ruled in favor of the NPD.