Dresden is a European hub of culture and a vibrant, bustling place. The range of art and culture includes some of the world's greatest cultural achievements.
Museum treasures, stages, and festivals attract millions of visitors. Dresden has more than 50 museums, about 60 galleries, and more than 30 theatres and stages. Stages include the Saxon State Theater Dresden with the famous Semper Opera House and the Staatsschauspiel, the Dresden Cultural Palace, the Cultural center Kraftwerk Mitte with the Dresden State Operetta and the Dresden Theater Junge Generation, and in Hellerau the European Center of Arts Dresden.
The museum landscape is also very diverse. Discover the museums by admiring paintings in the Old Masters Picture Gallery Albertinum with the New Masters Picture Gallery, by walking through the and Sculpture Collection and Porcelain Collection, by going on a journey back in time to the Middle Ages through the casemates, by going on a walk through the Green Vault – the treasury of the former Saxon King August the Strong , by visiting the German Hygiene Museum, the Technical Collections or German Armed Forces’ Museum of Military History.
Music enthusiasts all over the world are familiar with Dresden. This is thanks mainly to the performances by the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sächsische Staatskapelle (Saxon State Orchestra) working at the famous Semper Opera House, the Dresdner Kreuzchor and Dresdner Kapellknaben choirs.
Dresden is not only rich in famous sights, there are also around 13,000 cultural monuments and 8 districts under general preservation orders to be found within its boundaries.