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.
The prosecutor's office in Dresden has charged former AfD co-chair Frauke Petry with lying under oath about campaign financing in 2015. Petry's immunity from prosecution was lifted by Saxony's state parliament in August.
Saxony's integration minister Petra Köpping took office in 2014, around the time Pegida, which stands for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West, started marching in the streets of Dresden. As many feared the rise of far-right nationalism, especially in Germany's East, Köpping wanted to understand why so many of her constituents were drawn to xenophobic rallies.