But it is not only knowledge, business and crafts that pave new paths here. Above all, Dresden is a city with an outstanding quality of life. Its architecture, nature and cultural heritage are world-renowned. The Semper Opera House, the Church of Our Lady and Saxon Switzerland attract more than six million tourists to Dresden and the surrounding area every year and fill the leisure program of every Dresden resident.
With more than half a million inhabitants, Dresden is one of Germany's major metropolises, but at the same time it is also one of the greenest cities in Europe.
Like a blue-green ribbon, the Elbe runs through the city area for about 30 kilometers. The picturesque Elbe valley is lined with extensive meadows and vineyards. Dresdeners love their green city, which invites them to relax with stately parks such as the Great Garden or Pillnitz Palace Park.
The lively art and culture scene is omnipresent. The Dresden State Art Collections are the oldest and second largest group of museums in Germany. The Green Vault and the Old Masters Picture Gallery are among the most renowned collections in the world. World-class art is at home in Dresden.
Local companies and Dresdeners benefit here from short distances, good connections to public transport and the central location in the middle of Europe.
Families in particular appreciate the close-to-nature lifestyle in Dresden. Family-friendly working conditions in the companies, modern daycare centers and a child-friendly infrastructure with many playgrounds and recreational opportunities are the ingredients for Dresden's special attitude to life.