Dresden: A tale of two cities in one
Dresden is a city of contrasts. It is proud of its past as a center for Saxon royalty and likes to call itself "Florence on the Elbe." But Dresden’s recent reputation is more for being right-wing and hostile towards foreigners. It is one of the places in eastern Germany where anti-migrant and anti-Islam feelings have run highest. These feelings have also mobilized another half of the city to make sure that welcoming refugees and migrants remains a priority; numerous integration projects abound in Dresden.