This charming and remodeled German city will enchant you with its history, its culture and its urban landscape. Discover its architecture, its flourishing panorama of festivals and its picturesque river.
At 2006, Dresden commemorated the city's 800 anniversary. Before being devastated by the bombs of World War II, Dresden was a center of art, classical music and splendid architecture. The city has been progressively regenerating and now houses more than 40 museums, 13 000 cultural monuments and holds concerts and events throughout the year, so it will be easy to find travel deals to Dresden.
Dresden's fantastic buildings continue to be reborn from its ashes. The luxurious Katholische Hofkirche church was rebuilt in the mid-80 decade. The same happened with the opera Semperoper of the early Renaissance and Baroque style. In 2005 the reconstruction of the Frauenkirche church in Dresden was completed, with its magnificent vault. Other highlights for photography include the Zwinger Palace and the city's baroque-style neighborhood.
Dresden is one of the most important museum cities in all of Europe. Immerse yourself in the city's past in the Dresden city museum. You will be able to marvel at the incalculable collection of European treasures that are preserved in the Green Vault. Learn more about yourself at the German Museum of Hygiene, which has exhibits about the human body. See the paintings that hang on the walls of the Albertinum, which range from the Romantic period to the present day.
Dresden knows how to celebrate a party. The Dixieland festival, which is celebrated in the month of May, is one of the largest jazz concentrations in all of Europe. In summer, in the Filmnächte sessions film films are screened on the bank of the Elbe River. Dresden's Neustadt area revives with the festival on Bunte Republik Neustadt, which is celebrated in June. Winter brings Striezelmarkt, one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany.
Dresden nightlife is constantly lively, especially in the Neustadt neighborhood. To buy local crafts, souvenirs and antiques, visit the Altmarkt, Hauptstraße, Heinrichstraße or Königstraße markets.
To take a break away from the city center, head to the Dresdner Heide forest. This municipal nature reserve surrounds the outskirts of the city on the northeast side. It covers 6.133 hectares of forest, a great space for hiking or cycling.
The high season in Dresden runs from June to August, with an average of high temperatures around 22 ºC. A visit in low season also offers a multitude of things to do, since you can perform many activities inside.
Dresden airport is located about 10 kilometers from the city center. The fastest way to get there, and certainly the cheapest one, is to take the S-Bahn from the station. Trains depart frequently and take 20 minutes to reach Dresden Central Station.
Where to sleep in Dresden
You will have no problem booking the perfect hotel in Dresden through the websites. And it is that you have at your disposal 104 hotels and other types of accommodation in this popular destination, so you can choose the one that best suits your budget.
QF Hotel Dresden, located in Neumarkt 1, and Relais & Châteaux Hotel Bülow Palais, which is located in Koenigstr. 14, are two of the most distinguished accommodation options that you will find in Dresden, since in them you will enjoy the facilities that best value receive from the whole region. Cityherberge Dresden and Sportpension Dresden are two other options that you may like.