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#TBT Throwback Thursday: Dresden The Survivor | Germany

Dresden was once known as the Florence of the North. The capital of the German state of Saxony suffered devastating bombing raids in 1945 which levelled most of Dresden’s iconic and picturesque buildings, including the Zwinger and the Frauenkirche.

But Dresden is a survivor.

Many of the most important landmarks have since been rebuilt, including the elegant Lutheran church, Frauenkirche.

Dresden Frauenkirche

The Dresden Frauenkirche is a Lutheran church in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony.

It’s a pity that I only got to experience Dresden’s beauty and evolving arts scene for a few hours in 2011. It’s definitely on my need-to-revisit-list.

Have you been to Dresden? What did you think?


Some useful links if you’ve just added this to your travel bucketlist:

Bombing of Dresden

Remembering Dresden 70 Years After The Firebombing

Lonely Planet: Dresden

Featured Image: Dresden’s skyline. Dresden is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border.

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