DRESDEN – On its way to become the European Capital of Culture
Dresden is characterized by art and culture, with around 50 internationally renowned museums and a large and diverse artistic scene. Young artists arose from the College of Fine Arts since 1764.
The city of art houses valuable collections with a rich history. One of the most significant works that can be viewed in Dresden is the “Sistine Madonna” by Raffael, as part of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister. The “Green Vault”, the treasure collection amassed by Augustus the Strong, which must be entered through an innovative lock to protect the valuable exhibits, is a valuable cultural asset.
Dresden’s cityscape is marked by architectural masterpieces. The Dresden Zwinger, the Frauenkirche, the Semperoper and the Residenzschloss testify to the impressive splendor of the architecture of different epochs. Art treasures and architecture helped Dresden to its nickname Elbflorenz and are reason for the application to European Capital of Culture 2025.