If you are drawn to nature, you will quickly find what you are looking for. Dresden is one of the greenest cities in Europe. Numerous gardens and green spaces run through the entire city area. The Great Garden is particularly impressive. The park, of baroque origin, covers 147 hectares and combines French garden art with English landscaping. The Dresdner Heide, formerly the electoral hunting area, extends over more than 50 square kilometers and is therefore one of the largest urban forests in Germany. Also incomparable are the Dresden Elbe meadows, which run like a green ribbon through the city and on which there is a colorful hustle and bustle in the warmer seasons. The often wooded slopes of the Elbe line the river as gentle hills and make wild and romantic hikes possible.