With a pleasant location and a mild climate on the Elbe, as well as Baroque-style architecture and numerous world-renowned museums and art collections, Dresden has been called “Elbflorenz” (Florence of the Elbe). Although Dresden is a relatively recent city of Slavic origin, the area had been settled in the Neolithic era by Linear Pottery culture tribes ca. 7500 BC. Dresden lies on both banks of the Elbe river and towards the south the Elbe Sandstone Mountains also known as the “Saxon Switzerland”.