A report on Dresden and Max Planck Society

Society's logo
Historic city centre with main sights
Max Planck, after whom the society is named.
The Fürstenzug—the Saxon sovereigns depicted in Meissen porcelain
Entrance of the administrative headquarters of the Max Planck Society in Munich
Dresden in 1521
Zwinger, 1719, wedding reception of Augustus III of Poland and Maria Josepha of Austria
Napoleon Crossing the Elbe by Józef Brodowski (1895)
May Uprising in Dresden, 1849
Image of Dresden during the 1890s, before extensive World War II destruction. Landmarks include Dresden Frauenkirche, Augustus Bridge, and Katholische Hofkirche.
The ruins of Dresden in 1945. Facing south from the town hall (Rathaus) tower. Statue Güte (Good or Kindness) by August Schreitmüller, 1908–1910.
The Dresden Frauenkirche, a few years after its reconsecration
Saxon Switzerland a few kilometres outside of Dresden
View over Dresden Basin
The Sächsische Staatskanzlei (Saxon State Chancellery) is an institution assisting the President of the State
The Waldschlösschen Bridge is a subject of controversy in Dresden and other parts of Germany
Frauenkirche at the Neumarkt
Zwinger Palace
Bernardo Bellotto's Dresden included the Hofkirche during construction.
Stalinist architecture at the Altmarkt
The locally controversial UFA-Palast
The Semperoper, completely rebuilt and reopened in 1985
View over Altmarkt (Old market) during Striezelmarkt
Sistine Madonna by Raphael in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
The longest trams in Dresden set a record in length
Dresden Central Station is the main inter-city transport hub
GlobalFoundries semiconductor factory
Transparent Factory owned by Volkswagen
TU Dresden
Dresden Academy of Fine Arts
The Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, the current home of Dynamo Dresden
Floods in 2002
Semperoper during 2005 floods
Elbe flood in April 2006
Dresden skyline in 2006
Dresden under water in June 2013
Dresden Frauenkirche
Zwinger Palace
Dresden New Town Hall
Dresden Academy of Fine Arts
Kreuzkirche, Dresden
Münzgasse at Neumarkt
Dresden Castle
Katholische Hofkirche
Yenidze at night
Pillnitz Castle
German Hygiene Museum
Bundeswehr Military History Museum
Blue Wonder
Großer Garten
Results of the second round of the 2022 mayoral election.
Results of the 2019 city council election.
Winning party by locality in the 2019 city council election.

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Capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population.

Capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population.

Map of Berlin in 1688
Berlin Cathedral (left) and Berlin Palace (right), 1900
Berlin became the capital of the German Empire in 1871 and expanded rapidly in the following years.
Berlin in ruins after World War II (Potsdamer Platz, 1945)
The Berlin Wall (painted on the western side) was a barrier that divided the city from 1961 to 1989.
The fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989. On 3 October 1990, the German reunification process was formally finished.
The coat of arms proposed in the state contract
Satellite image of Berlin
The outskirts of Berlin are covered with woodlands and numerous lakes.
Aerial photo over central Berlin showing City West, Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz and the Tiergarten
Panorama of the Gendarmenmarkt, showing the Konzerthaus Berlin, flanked by the German Church (left) and French Church (right)
The Berlin Cathedral at Museum Island
Charlottenburg Palace
Hackesche Höfe
Breitscheidplatz with Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is the center of City West.
Berlin's population, 1880–2012
Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall), seat of the Senate and Mayor of Berlin
Berlin's 12 boroughs and their 96 neighborhoods
Berlin is a UNESCO "City of Design" and recognized for its creative industries and startup ecosystem.
Deutsche Bahn, the world's second-largest transport company, is headquartered in Berlin.
The European Film Academy (logo pictured) was founded in Berlin.
The new building of Axel Springer SE which is heardquarted in Berlin
Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the largest grade-separated railway station in Europe.
The Berlin U-Bahn (Metro) at Heidelberger Platz station
Berlin Brandenburg Airport
Flights departing from Berlin serve 163 destinations around the globe.
Airports in Berlin, including those that are no longer used (as of November 2020)
Typical cycle street in Prenzlauer Berg
Heizkraftwerk Mitte power plant
The Charité university hospital
Café customers in Berlin Mitte using Wi-Fi devices
The Humboldt University of Berlin is affiliated with 57 Nobel Prize winners.
The Free University is one of Germany's eleven "Universities of Excellence".
The WISTA Science and Technology Park in Adlershof is home to several innovative businesses and research institutes.
The Alte Nationalgalerie is part of the Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The alternative Holzmarkt, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
The Jewish Museum presents two millennia of German–Jewish history.
The reconstructed Ishtar Gate of Babylon at the Pergamon Museum
The Berlinale is the largest international spectator film festival.
The French Cathedral during the annual Festival of Lights
Hanukkah festival at the Brandenburg Gate
Sir Simon Rattle conducting the renowned Berlin Philharmonic
The Elephant Gate at the Berlin Zoo
The Victory Column in Tiergarten
The Olympiastadion hosted the 1936 Summer Olympics and the 2006 FIFA World Cup Final.
The Berlin Marathon is the world record course.
The Federal Chancellery building, seat of the Chancellor of Germany
The Reichstag, seat of the Bundestag
Schloss Bellevue, seat of the President of Germany
Prussian House of Lords, the seat of the Bundesrat of Germany
Headquarters of the Federal Intelligence Service

It is also the 4th ranked region in former East Germany after Jena, Dresden and Potsdam.

The city has a high density of internationally renowned research institutions, such as the Fraunhofer Society, the Leibniz Association, the Helmholtz Association, and the Max Planck Society, which are independent of, or only loosely connected to its universities.


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Capital and largest city of the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Capital and largest city of the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Stuttgart's first coat of arms (1286)
1634 Drawing of Stuttgart by Matthäus Merian
Drawing of Stuttgart, 1794
Map of Stuttgart, 1888
Map of Stuttgart area, 1888
View of Stuttgart from Alexanderstraße, 1895. The Rotebühlkaserne is visible to the left, and the Old Castle and Stiftskirche to the right.
The historic Stuttgart Marktplatz looking west, 1881
Stuttgart Rathaus on the Marktplatz, 1907. The building was destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II. What was left of the building was used to build the current City Hall.
Villa Berg, the summer residence of the royalty of Wurttemberg built from 1845 to 1853, in a colorized photograph from 1910
A colorized photo from 1911 of the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft factory in Untertürkheim. Today, this building is the seat of Daimler AG.
Front and back of a 50-pfennig Notgeld from 1921 featuring the state capital, Stuttgart
Demonstration at the Stuttgart Marktplatz on German Hiking Day (Deutschen Wandertag), 1938
Map of the destruction of Stuttgart after the air raids
A war-damaged Neues Schloss at Schlossplatz prior to restoration, 1956
Stuttgart's Hauptbahnhof from the Königstraße, 1965
Stuttgart Region with centers
City center, winter
The Stiftskirche, seen from south-east (Kirchstraße)
The Alte Kanzlei on Schillerplatz square
Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden, around 1900
The Johanneskirche on the Feuersee, designed by Christian Friedrich von Leins
Killesbergpark with fountains and vineyards in the background
View from the Birkenkopf (partly a Schuttberg)
The State Opera House
The Protestant Stiftskirche (originally built in 1170, pictured around 1900) with the memorial on Schillerplatz square in foreground
The Cannstatter Volksfest in the district of 'Bad Cannstatt'
Entrance to the Old State Gallery
The Württemberg crown jewels on display in the State Museum of Württemberg (Old Castle)
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum
City Library
State Library of Wurttemberg
Central State Archive
Stuttgart Town Hall (Rathaus)
The 'Königsbau' on Schlossplatz, former home to the Stuttgart Stock Exchange
Kriegsberg vineyard in the city center
The new building of the State University of Music and Performing Arts, designed by James Stirling
Stuttgart Stadtbahn
Stuttgart S-Bahn
Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (main railway station)
Stuttgart Airport
Stuttgart rack railway
Port on Neckar River in Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart's home ground, the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Bad Cannstatt. In the background: the Stuttgart Spring Festival
View from the Killesbergpark
The Markthalle Stuttgart (Stuttgart Market Hall)
The {{convert|216|m|adj=on|abbr=off}} Fernsehturm Stuttgart (Stuttgart Television Tower) at night
Castle Rosenstein
Neues Schloss at night
The Hegel Museum, birthplace of Hegel
Stuttgart annual christmas Market
Old downtown area of Stuttgart
Romantic view on the downtown area seen from upper Lenzhalde
The Haus der Wirtschaft (House of Commerce)
The grave chapel atop the Württemberg
The mild climate and hilly landscape are perfect for viticulture, as the Romans discovered. Pictured are vineyards near Obertürkheim.
View of Stuttgart from atop the Birkenkopf
Neckar river flowing through Hedelfingen and Obertürkheim
Vineyards on the Neckar river in the Mühlhausen area of Stuttgart during the Autumn of 2006
Stuttgart Rathaus on the Marktplatz, 1907. The building was destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II. What was left of the building was used to build the current City Hall.
Results of the second round of the 2020 mayoral election.
Results of the 2019 city council election.

In addition to several universities and colleges (e.g. University of Stuttgart, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology and several Stuttgart Universities of Applied Sciences), the area is home to six Fraunhofer institutes, four institutes of collaborative industrial research at local universities, two Max-Planck institutes and a major establishment of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR).

Stuttgart has Germany's second-highest number of institutions (six) of applied research of the Fraunhofer Society (after Dresden).