Dresden is the state capital of Saxony. Located in the midst of Germany, Poland and Czech Republic, Dresden is Germany’s fourth-largest city geographically. Since German Reunification in 1990, it has become a cultural, educational, and political center of Germany and Europe.
The city stretches out on both sides of the Elbe River and is surrounded by nature with the city being at the foothills of the East Erzgebirge Mountains, the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and the Lausitz granite plate. The Elbe River rides like snake, its way through the city with a length of 30 kilometers. The transit across the Elbe is provided by nine bridges provide crossing points throughout the city. Dresden is regarded as one of the greenest cities in Europe.
A network of research, science and culture has been established in the city, with a total of nine colleges and universities. The Technische Universitaet, with 33,506 students, is one of the largest universities in German. It is one of eleven German Universities of Excellence and the only University of Excellence in the eastern German federal states (except Berlin).
Dresden Welcome Card (only in German) (PDF)
Dresden Interactive online Map
Education in Dresden
A network of research, science and culture has been established in the city, with a total of nine colleges and universities. Dresden is often widely acclaimed for offering a wide spectrum of degree programs. Students enjoy the option of studying diverse courses ranging. This city truly has something in store for any academic interest.
Dresden houses renowned universities such as the Academy of Fine Arts Dresden, Dresden University of Applied Sciences, Palucca University of Dance, TU Dresden to name a few. The Technische Universität, with 33,506 students, is one of the largest universities in German. It is one of eleven German Universities of Excellence and the only University of Excellence in the eastern German federal states (except Berlin).
Besides relatively inexpensive accommodation and living costs, students can use VVO Semester ticket to travel on all local trains within the Free State of Saxony. There are plenty of options to visit cabarets, pubs, museums, concert halls, music festivals, as well as the theatre, opera, or cinema. Numerous bars and clubs, including 13 student clubs, and the trendy Neustadt offer exciting nightlife. In case you want to see other interesting places, Berlin, Prague, Leipzig, and Wroclaw are easy to reach and only a short distance away.
Indians in Dresden
Dresden is home to a vibrant and close-knit Indian community. We gather together to celebrate special occasions like Diwali -Festival of Lights, Dandiya -Indian Folk-Dance Festival, Holi -Festival of Colours, and others. Many Indian Art Workshops, Yoga Workshops, Indian Cooking Workshops, and Shades of Cultures to name a few, have gone on to become a part of the Dresden Annual Festival Calendar.
Dresden hosts a huge Indian community of talented scholars and skilled professionals . One can also find a variety of Indian Cuisines available at lots of Indian Restaurants in the city, which helps you miss home a little less.
Dresden is one of the most visited cities in Germany. It has around 4.7 million overnight stays per year. Dresden boasts a large collection of invaluable gold treasures, paintings by Renaissance masters, oriental porcelain, classical sculpture, ceremonial weapons, and many other eye-catching collections. With its plethora of museums, palaces, and other tourist attractions, one has the option to do plenty of things in Dresden. Some noteworthy major tourist attractions are:
- Dresden Frauenkirche
- Zwinger Palace
- Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
Adventure-seekers might not want to miss Saxon-Switzerland (a one-hour ride from Dresden), which is one of the most magical hiking areas in Europe.