With majestic baroque architecture and numerous world-renowned museums and art collections, Dresden has been called “Elbflorenz” (“Florence of the Elbe”). Capital of the state of Saxony, Dresden in the 20th century was a leading European center of art, classical music, culture and science until its complete destruction by Allied bombing on February 13, 1945. Forty years of urban development during the East German socialist era considerably changed the face of the city. However, restoration work has helped to reconstruct much of the historic inner city, including the Katholische Hofkirche, the Semperoper and the Dresdner Frauenkirche. Since the German reunification in 1990, Dresden has reemerged as a cultural, educational, political and economic center of Germany.
Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski
Distinguished and elegantly restored hotel housed in the resurrected ruins of an 18th-century royal baroque palace, in the heart of a historic district adjacent to the famous Semperoper and Zwinger palace complex.