The New City.
After 1989 the area of the new part of the city between the Elba and Albertplatz has been turned into the most popular place in Dresden. The district is mostly covered with 4- or 5-storey buildings of the 18th century. The majority of them are placed along Keningstrasse. At a glance this street may seem quite dull, but if you look more attentively, you will find beautiful gangways and cozy courtyards with good cafes and restaurants. The district is also home to numerous boutiques, galleries, antique shops and even a theatre. If you want to do some shopping, Hauptstrasse will be your best choice. Tourists, who want to visit large department stores and shopping centres, are recommended to visit Alkmarkt and Pragestrasse, which are also located in the ancient part of the city.
The Semper Opera House.
The origins of Dresden opera go back to the Renaissance epoch. The architecture and acoustics of magnificent Semper Opera House are truly splendid, so there’s no wonder why so many tourists come to see this true masterpiece of theatre architecture of the 19th century. The building was thoroughly reconstructed. During the reconstruction it got back its original sculpture decoration and ornaments. Due to musical traditions and highest quality Saxon National Opera in Dresden belongs to the most famous opera houses in the world.
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