Landhaus and the Kreuzkirche
Ernst-Thälmann-Strasse, Dresden's main east-west artery, is the beginning of the new city center developed since WWII. Highlights include the old Landhaus, a building in early Neoclassical style with a double Rococo staircase that now houses the Dresden City Museum and the Dresden City Art Gallery. It's also where you'll find the 13th-century Church of the Holy Cross, the Kreuzkirche, the oldest church within Dresden's town walls. Completely destroyed in 1760 during the Seven Years War, it was rebuilt in its present Baroque style between 1764-92 and is home to the famous Dresdner Kreuzchor, the church's internationally acclaimed boys' choir, as well as a rich program of concerts and events. Also of interest here is the Altmarkt, the city's central square since the 13th century.