Dresden is the capital of the German state of Saxony, beautifully located at the river Elbe. Dresden is renowned for its historic monuments and world-class museums, but also has numerous parks and beautiful spots around the Elbe that are particularly pleasant during summer time. Besides being a tourist destination, Dresden is also the location of TU Dresden as one of the major Saxon universities.
As of 2008, Dresden has about 508,351 inhabitants and an area of 328.8 km²328,800,000 m²
126.95 miles². Further background information can be found in the Wikipedia article about Dresden.