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.
Thuringia's controversial election pact and Dresden's day of remembrance have stirred memories of Germany's Nazi past. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Dresden and Erfurt for marches against the far right.
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On Thursday, commemorations took place in the German city of Dresden to mark the 75th anniversary of the city's destruction by allied aircraft during World War II. On February 13th, 1945 British and American warplanes launched raids in an attempt to destroy Nazi Germany's morale in the final months of the war. Around 25,000 people were killed in the ensuing firestorm. Daniel Pelz reports.
The Egyptian president is not at all worthy of distinction. But although a prestigious German award to him has been revoked, he is still being feted elsewhere, says Rainer Hermann of the Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung.
Six weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall, on December 19, 1989, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl headed to Dresden. With the big questions in flux, it would become an unexpected stepping stone towards German unity.