A city of palaces and breathtaking churches rebuilt meticulously after WWII

Dresden, Zwinger


A city of palaces and breathtaking churches rebuilt meticulously after WWII

Saxony's capital, Dresden, was one of the epicenters of the 18th-century Baroque movement, resulting in a number of palaces and civic buildings. Heavily bombed during World War II, the city was lovingly reconstructed during the post-war period and has returned to its role as one of Germany's premier urban centers.

More about Dresden

Foreign-Born Population

Dresden is a major city in south-eastern Germany, with over 550,000 permanent residents and 45,000 students. There are 5 universities, ranging from schools of dance to the huge Dresden University of Technology.

Studying and Working in Dresden

Dresden's largest university is the Dresden University of Technology (DUT), which was created in 1828, making it one of the oldest specialist technical universities in the world. A "University of Excellence", the school teaches a broad range of subjects, with a strong focus on engineering and science. Research specializations include nanotechnology and molecular cell biology.

There's a small Applied Sciences University, along with a famous Academy of Fine Arts, which has schooled world-famous artists like Otto Dix and Gerhard Richter. The Palucca School of Dance also has a global reputation.

International students are common in Dresden, largely thanks to the Dresden International University - part of the University of Technology. Offering international courses in preventive medicine, logistics and clinical research, the school represents a good route into Saxony's healthcare and biotech sectors.


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