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Dresden, Germany
(From 2016 to now)

Dresden is the capital city of the German state of Saxony and its second most populous city, following only Leipzig. It is the 12th most populous city of Germany, the fourth largest by area (following only Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne), and the third most populous city in the area of former East Germany, following only (East) Berlin and Leipzig. Dresden is contiguous with Freital, Pirna, Radebeul, Meissen and Coswig, and its urban area has around 780,000 inhabitants, making it the largest in Saxony.


Like many places in Eastern parts of Germany, Dresden has an oceanic climate, with significant continental influences due to its inland location. The summers are warm, averaging 19.0 °C (66.2 °F) in July. The winters are slightly colder than the German average, with a January average temperature of 0.1 °C (32.18 °F), just preventing it from being a humid continental climate. The driest months are February, March and April, with precipitation of around 40 mm (1.6 in). The wettest months are July and August, with more than 80 mm (3.1 in) per month.

Science and Innovation

Dresden is a city of knowledge and skills. Almost half of all workers have scientific and technological careers or have studied a subject in that field. The people of Dresden have a deep-rooted tradition of engineering and openness towards new technologies.
It is No. 1 Location for science. Dresden does a greater degree of research than any other city in Germany. It comes top of the ranking among large German cities regarding both the scientific workforce and the number of research institutes.


The driving force behind economic development is the three key sectors of microelectronics / information and communication technology; new-generation materials / nanotechnology / photovoltaics, and the life sciences / biotechnology.

History of Exchanges

History of Exchanges
Feb. 2012 Mayor of Daejeon visits Dresden, discusses a matter of cooperation
May. 2012 Vice Mayor of Dresden visits Daejeon
Jun. 2012 Daejeon delegation attends Dresden Nano Fair
Sep. 2012 Vice Mayor of Dresden and officials from Fraunhofer Institute visit Daejeon
Jul. 2013 MOU for science and technology exchange signed in Dresden
Sep. 2014 Daejeon delegation attends Dresden Nano Fair 2014
Sep. 2014 Daejeon Art Association attends Dresden Art Festival
Nov. 2015 Vice Mayor of Daejoen discusses an MOU for friendly cooperation
Feb. 2016 Daejeon Art Association attends Dresden Art Festival
Apr. 2016 Mayor of Daejeon signs an MOU in Dresden
Oct. 2017 Director of Economy from Dresden visits Daejeon
Oct. 2018 Mayor of Dresden visits Daejeon and attends Korea-Germany Forum and Daejeon International Art Show