It was established as a riverfront settlement in the 11th Century.
Dresden is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, known for its architecture, beauty, culture, art, historic region, university, and castles. People Born in Dresden
Dresden in People's Lives
Jude Law: I traveled here in 2013 to film scenes of the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Napoleon Bonaparte: I won the Battle of Dresden here in 1813, against Austrian, Russian, and Prussian forces. Though I had won, the victory was far from decisive, or as final as I would have liked. Some of my flanking forces were captured after the battle, and the enemy continued to recieve massive amounts of reinforcements, preparing for the next battle.
Ralph Fiennes: I traveled here in 2013 to film scenes of the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel. We filmed both in the city and at the Zwinger Palace.
Viktoria Tolstoy: I performed a concert here in 2014, with Jacob Karlzon.