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Moving to Dresden, Germany

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 20, 2023

Summary: Expatriates move to Dresden, Germany for its rich cultural heritage, vibrant nightlife, and excellent quality of life. The city is known for its stunning architecture, including the iconic Frauenkirche, and its many museums, galleries, and theatres. Dresden is also home to a number of universities and research institutes, making it an attractive destination for those looking to further their education or pursue a career in research. Additionally, Dresden's location in the heart of Europe makes it an ideal base for exploring the rest of the continent.

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What do I need to know before moving to Dresden?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Dresden, they said:

"Dresden is a beautiful city located in the eastern part of Germany. It is known for its rich cultural heritage and its many historical sites. Expats should be aware that the cost of living in Dresden is relatively low compared to other German cities. It is also important to note that the city has a strong public transportation system, making it easy to get around. Additionally, Dresden is home to a diverse population, with many different nationalities represented. Finally, expats should be aware that the city is known for its cold winters, so it is important to be prepared for the cold weather," explained one expat living in Dresden, Germany.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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