Experience Dresden

Dresden old city

Known for its magnificent buildings from the Baroque and Renaissance periods, Dresden’s historic old town is a world-class cultural capital. Its landmark is the rebuilt Frauenkirche. Numerous cultural institutions, such as the Picture Gallery, the Albertinum, the Green Vault and the State Art Collections, are also located along the banks of the Elbe. In summer, a variety of cultural events take place on the Neumarkt and the Elbe meadows, including film nights and Palais Sommer. A trip on the steamboat fleet makes a stay in Dresden unforgettable.

Dresden new city

On the northern side of the Elbe lies the Dresden Neustadt district, which was rebuilt after a fire in 1685. The baroque reconstruction of the Innere Neustadt created elegant town houses and romantic courtyards. An attractive location for artists, whose galleries characterize the district.
To the south of the Dresdner Heide is the Outer Neustadt, the largest preserved Wilhelminian style district in Germany. The so-called trendy district combines the cultural diversity of the city with a variety of restaurants and bars. A place full of hustle and bustle.

Dresden for kids

Dresden is also an oasis for families with little/big explorers. The city offers a wide range of child-friendly activities. The zoo with its approx. 1500 animals and a tour on the park railroad is always worth an experience. In summer, the Sonnenhäusel in the Great Garden invites you to a puppet show. On rainy days, we recommend a visit to the Transport Museum and the Hygiene Museum…boring? On the contrary, the museums offer numerous interactive stations, e.g. in the Transport Museum the little ones learn the traffic rules in a playful way using a traffic garden.

Surrounding of Dresden

From the Great Garden with its baroque pleasure palace “Palais” to the Elbe castles on the slopes of the Elbe. Dresden has a lot more to offer away from the tourist crowds.  Moritzburg Castle, famous from the classic “Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella”, is especially worth a visit in winter. The region is also known for its forests and ponds, which are perfect for hiking and cycling tours. From Dresden Loschwitz, you can reach the funicular and the suspension railroad. Once at the top, you have a wonderful view of the Florence on the Elbe. Further south, along the Elbe meadows, you reach Pillnitz Castle.