Landeshauptstadt Dresden - www.dresden.dehttps://www.dresden.de/en/city/07/01/Dresden-since-1989.php 15.06.2015 16:30:03 Uhr 09.05.2021 14:52:41 Uhr
The peaceful revolution which heralded the end of the socialist GDR also had important roots in Dresden:
It began with mass demonstrations at the beginning of October 1989. The so-called »Group of Twenty« was able to force the local authorities to enter into a dialogue with the new opposition. The peaceful occupation of the State Security headquarters followed in December.
After the unification of Germany, Dresden regained its former status as capital of the refounded Free State of Saxony.
Extensive building work has in the meantime transformed the face of the city. Dresden is once more on the way to becoming one of the most attractive cities in Germany.