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For the most part destroyed in World War II, Dresden is a phoenix that has truly arisen from the flames. Situated on the banks of the Elbe river, this city in eastern Germany is being returned to it's former glory through rebuilding and reconstruction.

For the most part destroyed in World War II, Dresden is a phoenix that has truly arisen from the flames. Situated on the banks of the Elbe river, this city in eastern Germany is being returned to it’s former glory through rebuilding and reconstruction.

Highlights of any visit include a visit to the Frauenkirche, Zwinger Palace, and the many other buildings and attractions in the Altstadt. Go bar hopping in the Neustadt or take a slow boat trip on a paddle steamer.
Adventurous types can see the local sights from the driving seat of that symbol of East German automotive engineering, the Trabant. On a “Trabi Safari” you get to drive a Trabant in a convoy around the city while listening to live commentary over the soviet era car radio.

Any trip to Germany wouldn’t be complete without tasting the local brews or food and Dresden is no exception. With a multitude of restaurants and brew houses, this is one city you will never go hungry (or thirsty) in.

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