Architect Gottfried Semper, one of Dresden's favorite sons, constructed the picture-postcard Semper Opera House in 1841. Since then, the theater has been...more
Berlin's 1970s Palace of the Republic is no more, but while the city draws up plans to replace it with the Stadtschloss Berlin (Royal Palace), a semipermanent...more
Founded in 1848, this sprawling zoo was the first to introduce moated—rather than gated—animal exhibits, and is now home to over 360 species. It...more
The original farmers' market, this has been the city's culinary center and more for around 200 years. More than just a market, it's the village green of this...more
A mini-railroad connects this quartet of parks—the Grosse and Kleine Wallanlagen parks, the Planten un Blomen flower garden, and the Alter Botanischer...more
Dresden's natural setting is a series of gently rolling hills around the Elbe river valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The vistas that inspired generations...more
For a grander take on domestic interiors, head for Wittumspalais, home of the Duchess Anna Amalia, whose salon played an important part in the intellectual life...more
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