Dresden is one of the most fascinating cultural centres in Europe, renowned for its countless art treasures, priceless wealth and spectacular architecture. The history alone is worth exploring, but if you really want to dive into the culture you should head for the museums. Dresden's countless museums cater to all tastes, including archaeology fiends, art aficionados, dabblers in the sciences or history buffs.
In February 1945, the centre of the old city was wiped out by allied bombing. But thanks to some very impressive restoration since the reunification of Germany, the city of Dresden has regained its reputation for art and culture. All the museums and historic sites are within easy walking distance of each other, and you'll enjoy spending the day meandering along cobblestone streets and soaking up the history of this fascinating city.