Dresden - City of Science, Art and Economy
Dresden is the capital of the Free State of Saxony, one of the federal states in Germany. It is located approximately 200 km south of Berlin at the river Elbe. Dresden has about 540,000 inhabitants.
Dresden is well known as a tourist destination due to its famous historic buildings like Frauenkirche, Semper Opera House, Zwinger and Residential Palace. There are also numerous museums with very famous exhibits like Sistine Madonna by Italian renaissance painter Raffael or the Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) with around 1,000 selected masterpieces of treasury art.
But Dresden is also a city of science. Beside Technische Universität Dresden (one of 11 elite universities in Germany) with its 36,000 students and 3,000 scientists one can find a lot of research institutes in and around Dresden, e.g. 11 Fraunhofer Institutes, 3 Max Planck Institutes, 3 Leibniz Institutes and the big Helmholtz Research Center Dresden-Rossendorf.
Especially in the field of microelectronics and electronics packaging Saxony and Dresden in particular is an important location for industry. Big global players like Infineon and Global Foundries as well as a large number of other companies form together what is known as “Silicon Saxony”, one of the most important microelectronic spots in Europe.
(Source: Dresden Marketing GmbH)