Monday, March 13, 2017

Arrival in Dresden

Today we arrived in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, and learned a lot about its history.
Today we arrived in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, and learned a lot about its history.


 Dresden is the fourth largest city in Germany with approximately 540,000 residents. Dresden was founded around 1206 as a German colony. The city was the center of many political movements and suffered damage to its infrastructure during the Seven Years War, Napoleonic Wars and various German revolutions in the 1800s. It eventually became a center for motor car production, food processing, banking, medical equipment, and European modern art. World War II destroyed much of the city, but since the war has ended and Germany has been reunified, Dresden has rebuilt a lot of its damaged landmarks, largely thanks to private donations from around the world.




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