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Dresden is the capital of the state of Saxony (Sachsen) and is located along the Elbe River. The city has a long history as the royal residence of electors and kings of Saxony, hence the impressive historic buildings in the historic city centre with baroque and rococo elements. Dresden suffered massive destruction during the second world war (more than 90% of the city) and lost much of its heritage.
Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most picturesque castles in Germany. The 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace is located is southwest Bavaria.
The Rhododendron Park is one of the largest parks in Saxony with 160 acres, located in Upper Lusatia (Oberlausitz) 120km north west of Dresden. The park is particularly known for the medieval-looking Rakotzbrücke.
Leipzig Central Station, opened in 1915, is of the biggest stations in Europe with 24 platforms. It is even the world's largest railway station measured by floor area and also includes the Promenaden Hauptbahnhof Shopping Mall.
Berlin is the largest city in Germany with a population of more than 3 million and the capital of the reunited Germany.
Frankfurt on the Main is the financial hub of the European mainland and has the only high-rise skyline in Germany. Frankfurt is also home to Germany's largest airport.
Leipzig, located in the west of Saxony, is the largest city in the state with more than half a million inhabitants (just ahead of Dresden). Leipzig's compact and vibrant city centre attracts visitors from all over the region (shopping, food, culture, nightlife, etc.).
Munich is the third largest city in Germany with a population of about 1.4mil and the capital of the state of Bavaria. Located in the very south of Germany, it has a somewhat Mediterranean flair and it also home to the famous Oktoberfest.
Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany with a population of 1.8million. It is located in the north of Germany at the river Elbe with the second largest port in Europe.