Discover Dresden - Discover Saxony
Welcome to Dresden!Welcome to the city of culture and art on the Elbe, welcome to the »City of Science« in the centre of Silicon Saxony!
What industry is there in Dresden and nearby region?
1200 businesses of the entire value creation chain with more than 43,500 employees constitute Europe's largest microelectronics location.
Research and development in all material categories and a world leader in nanoelectronics.
State-of-the-art research with a specific focus on molecular bioengineering persistently advances the impressive development of life sciences in Dresden.
Dresden is the capital city of the German Federal Free State of Saxony. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe. Dresden is split into two distinct banks by the river Elbe. The northern side (or right bank) is the Neustadt, or New Town, so-called even though much of its construction is older than the Altstadt, or Old Town, on the left bank. The city's highlights are fairly rigorously segregated by geography: Most of classic Dresden's museums and notable architecture are in the Altstadt, as are the majority of its luxury hotels. Dining and nightlife, on the other hand, are largely concentrated in the Neustadt. Shopping was formerly the province of the Neustadt, but the new Quartier Frauenkirche high-end mall in the middle of the Altstadt has recently changed that balance. To the west of the Altstadt, Dresden becomes a bit dreary and commercial, eventually turning into a large industrial area. To the east, however, along the Elbe, are the upscale old suburbs of Loschwitz, Blasewitz, and, uphill from the Neustadt, the Weisser Hirsch neighborhood of villas and boutiques.