A distinguished history and bursting with innovative ideas for the future – Dresden is one of the top cities in Germany for quality of life. Whether in terms of demographic development, economic growth or appeal to visitors from Germany and abroad – Dresden ranks among the best in virtually every relevant category and has so much to offer in addition to all its unique examples of baroque architecture. Times have changed most Germans knew so little about “Florence on the Elbe” that they only recognised the Semperoper as the backdrop to a Radeberger beer advert.
Today, the town is home to 550,000 inhabitants and is expected to grow by another 10,000 over the next 10 years, according to the latest forecasts. Everyone is drawn to the well-paid jobs with global high-tech companies in the IT, nanotechnology and microelectronics sectors, to TU Dresden, an elite university with excellent researchers in many relevant future technologies and to the extraordinary atmosphere of a city that offers everything you need today for a fulfilling urban life:
An opulent and diverse cultural scene – from street art to drive-in cinemas to the Old Masters/p>
Unique choice of museums
Spectacular events such as film nights on the banks of the Elbe, the BRN cultural festival, Dixiland festival or the Dresden Music Festival
More than 60% of the city area is made up of green spaces and parks
Countless sports programmes and activities
Diverse, top-class dining culture with award-winning gourmet restaurants
Distinctive hotel scene
Wide range of different events
Diverse housing supply across all price segments
Well-developed transportation infrastructure with motorway access, an airport and one of the best public transport systems in Germany
Excellent educational institutions
Architectural highlights such as the painstakingly restored baroque quarter centred around the world-famous Frauenkirche or the palaces and stately homes along the banks of the Elbe
Just a stone’s throw away from the picturesque Elbe Valley with highlights such as Schloss Pillnitz, the garden town of Hellerau and Saxon Switzerland
But it’s not just Dresden’s booming economy and high quality of life that makes it stands out. It is also extremely popular with investors, particularly because there is still a healthy balance between purchasing prices and rental rates. In other words – buyers get more for their money in Dresden. Unlike in Munich, Frankfurt or Berlin, here in Dresden there is still plenty of opportunity to make reasonable returns on investment without having to take incalculable risks.
All the arguments put forward here apply not only to the city of Dresden itself, but also for the surrounding area. For example, Radebeul with more than 3,000 protected historic properties situated against a backdrop of picturesque vineyards. Known as the “Nice of Saxony”, visitors and residents alike are enthralled by the Mediterranean quality of life, breathtaking views and excellent public transport links.