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Living and working on the Elbe in Dresden - Tomorrow's Home

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A unique density of scientific institutions meets a high-performance entrepreneurship and makes Dresden one of the most dynamic technology and business metropolises in Germany. Inspiring is the much praised "Dresden Spirit", the special mixture of enthusiasm, innovative strength, willingness to change and team spirit. The Fachkräfteallianz Dresden initiates and supports pioneering projects to secure skilled workers in Dresden. The City of Science initiative gives tomorrow's young talent their first glimpse of scientific institutions with their innovations and diverse career opportunities. Industries of the future are already omnipresent in Dresden. That is why Dresden is Tomorrow's Home.

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Convention meets Culture

The excellent training and employment opportunities attract students and skilled workers from all over the world. The resident companies benefit greatly from these bright minds. The city is also in demand nationally and internationally as a first-class congress and conference destination - after all, Dresden is an excellent place for anyone who wants to get things moving.

Nowhere in Germany are there as many scientists as in Dresden. There are few cities in Europe where research is as intensive and interdisciplinary as here. Dresden's vibrant research landscape includes all of Germany's major research organizations, including numerous Fraunhofer, Max Planck, Helmholtz and Leibniz institutes. Outstanding universities and colleges offer students the best conditions, headed by one of Germany's universities of excellence, the Technische Universität (TU) Dresden.

The Dresden Christstollen is produced only in bakeries and confectioneries in and around Dresden.
The Dresden Christstollen is produced only in bakeries and confectioneries in and around Dresden.

The region's crafts have reinvented themselves time and again to be what they are today: ambassadors for German craftsmanship and luxury goods from Saxony, such as the famous Meissen porcelain, the luxury watches from the houses of A. Lange & Söhne and Glashütte Original, or the luxurious interiors from the Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau. Dresden and the region also offer top-quality culinary products. Delicacies such as Radeberger beer from Germany's most famous brewery and Dresden Christmas stollen are genuine quality products with a unique appeal and are internationally popular. Equally exclusive is the sparkling wine from Schloss Wackerbarth, which is pressed in traditional craftsmanship in Saxony's oldest sparkling wine manufactory.

The special attitude to life

Piano night at the Palais Summer at the Japanese Palace in Dresden
Piano night at the Palais Summer at the Japanese Palace in Dresden

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.