Dresden, Germany is home to more than 500,000 inhabitants and is one of the most important cities in Germany economically and culturally. Popular attractions in Dresden include the Albertinum, the German Hygiene Museum, the famous Schloss Pillnitz and the Crown Gate.
The city has great malls but the older and historic sections of the city have great boutique stores and art galleries.
M.5 is a very popular dance club for those who want to experience the crazier side of Dresden, although jazz clubs and bars are also popular in the city.
Dresden can be reached by bus, plane, train or car. Trains arrive and depart from either the Main Train Station or Dresden-Neustadt Station and travel to and from Berlin , Munich, ), Frankfurt, Budapest , Prague , and the local stations around Dresden. Busses run to Berlin each day and the city is right by the Autobahn.
The main airport for Dresden, formerly known as Flughafen Dresden-Klotzsche, is Dresden Airport (airport code DRS). Public transport can take travellers the nine kilometres from the city centre to the airport.
In 2008 Dresden Airport served more than 1.8 million travellers. Just under 37,000 flights left the airport in the same year. Twenty-three carriers operate out of Dresden Airport including Air Berlin, Aeroflot and Lufthansa as well as low cost carriers EasyJet Switzerland and Germanwings.