Dresden Sights Dresden World Heritage

Dresden and its Unesco World Heritage

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  • Zwinger, Semper Opera, Blue Wonder and much more belong to the sights of Dresden
  • Tourist information: Prager Straße 2a, 01069 Dresden
  • Recommended day trip goes to Saxon Switzerland
  • Explore the Altstadt (old town) by public transport to see all the sights of Dresden

The sights of Dresden are famous but have been removed from the Heritage list

In 2004 the Elbe Valley and the center of Dresden with its numerous monuments and parks have been nominated as Unesco World Heritage sites. Additionally the 18th and 19th century cultural landscape of the Elbe Valley belonged to the sights of Dresden. It extends 18 km along the river from Übigau Palace and Ostragehege fields to the Pillnitz Palace and the Elbe River Island. In June 2009 The World Heritage Committee decided to remove the Elbe valley from the Unesco list due to the building of a four-lane bridge.

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One of Dresden sights is the bridge 'Blue Wonder'
One of the sights is the remarkable 147 m Blue Wonder steel bridge, a "wonder" of 19th century engineering. Other attractions can be found in the city center: the architectonical highlight Semper Opera House, the pompous complex of pavilions and galleries called the Zwinger, the royal castle with the "Green Vault" and the Elbe riverside.


The ruin of the Frauenkirche 'Church of Our Lady' became a memorial against war and destruction. 1994 began the reconstruction using the saved construction units. Today the Frauenkirche stands as indication of the reconciliation considered worldwide drawing thousands of tourists to this remarkable place.

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Semper Opera: 1871 rebuilt by Gottfried Semper

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