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Dresden, a green city

With 62 per cent of its area devoted to woods and green spaces, Dresden can be considered one of the greenest cities in Europe.
The heathlands of the »Dresdner Heide« embrace the city in the north, while the Grosser Garten park spreads out extensively at the very heart of Dresden. The blue-green ribbon of the River Elbe winds its way through the city, lined by broad meadows and gentle vineyards.

Centuries of far-sighted urban planning have ensured that Dresden can be perceived as an integral part of the Elbe valley landscape.

Protected areas

  • 3 protected nature areas with 241 ha
  • 10 protected landscape areas with 12,252 ha
  • 15 protected parts of landscape with 71 ha
  • 144 natural monuments with 144 ha
  • 10 flaura-fauna-habitat-areas with 1,903 ha
  • 8 drinking-water protection areas with 2,093 ha
  • 3 bird protection areas with 1,611 ha
  • Flood meadows along the Elbe (of 9.24 metres) covering 2.391 ha

Public green spaces

  • Green spaces and recreation areas with 890 ha, including
    • 147 ha Grosser Garten park
    • 12 ha Dresden Zoo
    • 3.3 ha Botanical Gardens
    • 6.5 ha Zwinger
    • 28 ha Pillnitz Palace

Other areas

  • 371 allotment gardens with 793 ha
  • Vineyards with 24 ha
  • 58 cemeteries with 196 ha, including
    • 4 municipal cemeteries
    • 49 church cemeteries
  • 52 095 roadside trees
  • some 900 publicly accessible playgrounds
  • some 300 fountains

(Figures as at 31st December 2013)

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