Known as the Jewel Box for its baroque and rococo city center, Dresden is also home to the largest green diamond in the world. The city is known for its dainty porcelain figurines that have a unique identity across the globe. A favorite of the erstwhile kings of Saxony, the striking skyline of this elegant city with a sprinkling of palace domes, church spires, and imposing buildings will take your breath away. Nearly destroyed during the Second World War, Dresden rose from the ashes, like the mythical phoenix, to become the cultural and political center of the country. From exploring the reconstructed Baroque museums with their treasure trove of priceless artworks to enjoying live performances at the theaters, Dresden has plenty to offer. Sample typical Saxony fare at one of the chic restaurants and eateries before dancing the night away at one of the swanky clubs that dot the city.