This is a trip for lovers of history, architecture, art and stollen (traditional German Christmas bread).  Dresden, once known as “the Florence on the Elbe,” was almost completely destroyed by the Allied bombing raids during WWII.  When the city was rebuilt, architects tried to preserve the character of the old city as much as possible. Every year a bustling Christmas market takes place on the Baroque main square.  Students also explore the Dresden art galleries includes with some of the most famous paintings by Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt.