<p><br> World War II-bombed Dresden has been resurrected as one of <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/germany-guide/">Germany</a>'s top tourist destinations, home to half a dozen world-class museums. The Green Vault museum houses priceless works of art, including a piece called "The Birthday of the Grand Mogul Aurangzeb." Created by artist Johann Melchior Dinglinger from 1701 to 1708, the work includes 137 enameled and jeweled figures.</p>

Jeweled Miniatures


World War II-bombed Dresden has been resurrected as one of Germany's top tourist destinations, home to half a dozen world-class museums. The Green Vault museum houses priceless works of art, including a piece called "The Birthday of the Grand Mogul Aurangzeb." Created by artist Johann Melchior Dinglinger from 1701 to 1708, the work includes 137 enameled and jeweled figures.

Photograph by Norbert Millauer, AFP/Getty Images

Best Trips 2012: Dresden

Nearly destroyed in World War II, Dresden has been resurrected as one of Germany's top tourist destinations. See what this river city has to offer.

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