Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border.
Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city centre. A controversial Allied aerial bombing towards the end of World War II killed thousands of civilians and destroyed the entire city centre. The impact of the bombing and 40 years of urban development during the East German communist era have considerably changed the face of the city. Some restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of the historic inner city, including the Katholische Hofkirche, the Semper Oper and the Dresdner Frauenkirche. Since the German reunification in 1990, Dresden has regained importance as one of the cultural, educational, political and economic centres of Germany.
Röhrsdorf is a good three miles west of the old town near the city limits Dohnaer to Dresden. It is located on the plateau between Lockwitzbach in the west and south east of the Elbe Valley in Müglitz boiler. Röhrsdorf is on the Rietzschke, a left tributary of the Müglitz. The fruit industry dominates the town. Particularly common are apple trees.
Neighboring districts are Dohnaer Borthen in the west and north, Bosewitz, and Gorknitz Sürßen Tronitz in the east and south. Adjacent to the south is also the district Kreischaer Wittgensdorf. The next place in a northwesterly direction, however is Burgstädtell in the district Röhrsdorf separated by Borthener.
The ‘Bohemian-Saxon Farmers Market” has been in place on the grounds on the former farm yard of the castle since 2001. The shopping market consists of various businesses which are supplied from Saxon farms in the area. Bohemian food and fresh fruit are also sold. There is also a restaurant and an event barn. This site is host to many events throughout the year which are repeated annually including the Borthener Blossom Festival.
Dresden Airport is located 9 km north of the city centre. Flights are operated to the most important larger German and international cities.
The airport possesses its own direct link to the German motorway network: A 13 (Berlin/Dresden)
A 4 (Chemnitz/Dresden/Görlitz)
A 17 (Czech Republic/ Dresden) (under construction)
A suburban rail service (S-Bahn) runs between the central railway station in Dresden and the airport. The journey takes approx. 25 minutes, with intermediate stops at the stations Mitte, Neustadt, Industriegelände, Klotzsche and Grenzstrasse. Escalators take passengers directly from the platform into the airport departure area.
A taxi from the city centre to the airport costs approx. 13-15 € and takes between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the time of day. The airport taxi rank is directly in front of the terminal.
Dresden can be reached directly on two motorways: The A 4 approaches the city from the West (Cologne-Eisenach-Chemnitz), and the A 13 from the North (Rostock-Berlin).
The future A 17 will skirt Dresden from the direction of Prague.
With two major railway stations (Dresden-Hauptbahnhof, Dresden-Neustadt), Dresden is an important railway junction and an integral part of the ICE and EC/ IC networks.