After work, would you like to visit the famous Semper Opera House or catch a concert by the picturesque Elbe meadows? Go on a weekend climbing trip to Saxon Switzerland? Or maybe you'd rather unwind with a glass of wine in the Old Town of Meissen?
As if Dresden itself, with its unparalleled cityscape and high-class range of cultural amenities, was not enough, the nearby surroundings also boast a myriad of naturally outstanding sites. There is no need here to try to find a work/life balance—it's already there.
Thus, it is not surprising that the Dresdeners rank among the happiest people in Germany. On most measures the people of Dresden evaluate their city above average. In a German-wide comparison Dresden is No. 3 (Deutsche Post Glücksatlas 2012).
Art & Culture
Dresden has always had a global reputation as a city of art and culture and this is true today more than ever. Dresden itself is an exciting, composite work of art.
Dresden’s success is based on key technologies including microelectronics, information-and-communications, new materials, photovoltaic and nanotechnology, and, life sciences and biotechnology. The interdisciplinary collaboration between businesses and research facilities helps move Dresden forward.