Dresden is located in a valley in eastern Germany, along the river Elbe. This town of approximately 500,000 inhabitants is one of Germany’s largest metropolitan areas and a thriving centre, both culturally as well as financially.
Dresden has a primarily continental climate; July and August are the warmest months with temperatures even reaching 25°C. The temperature in the peak of winter tends to stay below the freezing point.
Referred to as ‘Florence on the Elbe’, Dresden was once a beautiful city with an illustrious and mostly peaceful history. An air raid during the World War II, almost completely destroyed the city. It was one of the worst and most criticised tragedies of the war as Dresden was not a military base. Though Dresden has been restored to a large extent, it still carries some scars from that day.
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