City of Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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City of Dresden, Germany
Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. The Dresden conurbation is part of the Saxon Triangle metropolitan area. Dresden Airport is the International airport of Dresden, located at the north west outskirts of the town. Its infrastructure has been improved with new terminals and a motorway access route. The city has a large tramway network operated by the Dresden Transport Authority. Because the geological bedrock does not allow the building of underground railways, the tramway is an important form of public transport.
Dresden is one of the greenest cities in Europe, with 63% of the city being green areas and forests. The protected gardens, parkways, parks and old graveyards host 110 natural monuments in the city. The Dresden Elbe Valley is a former world heritage site which is focused on the conservation of the cultural landscape in Dresden. One important part of that landscape is the Elbe meadows which are 20 kilometres in length.
The royal buildings are among the most impressive buildings in Dresden. The Dresden Castle was once the home of the princely and royal household since 1485. The wings of the building have been renewed, built upon and restored many times. Due to this integration of styles, the castle is made up of elements of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classicist styles.
City of Dresden, Germany official website: www.dresden.de
The Airport code is: DRS