This charming and remodeled German city will enchant you with its history, culture and urban landscape. Discover its architecture, its flourishing festival scene and its picturesque river.
In 2006, Dresden commemorated the 800th anniversary of the city. 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 steadily regenerating and is currently home to more than 40 museums, 13 cultural monuments, and concerts and events throughout the year, making it easy to find travel deals to Dresden.
Dresden's fantastic buildings continue to rise from their ashes. The luxurious Katholische Hofkirche church was rebuilt in the mid-80s. The same was true for the early Renaissance and Baroque Semperoper opera. In 2005 the reconstruction of the Dresden Frauenkirche church with its magnificent vault was completed. Other highlights to photograph 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 at the Dresden City Museum. You can marvel at the incalculable collection of European treasures kept in the Green Vault. Learn more about yourself at the German Hygiene Museum, which has exhibits about the human body. See the paintings hanging on the walls of the Albertinum, spanning from the Romantic period to the present day.
Dresden knows how to throw a party. The Dixieland festival, which takes place in May, is one of the largest jazz concentrations in Europe. In summer, Filmnächte sessions screen motion pictures on the banks of the River Elbe. The Neustadt area of Dresden comes to life with the Bunte Republik Neustadt street festival, which takes place in June. Winter brings with it the Striezelmarkt, one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany.
Dresden's nightlife is constantly lively, especially in the Neustadt district. To buy local crafts, souvenirs and antiques, visit the Altmarkt, Hauptstraße, Heinrichstraße or Königstraße markets.
For 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 part. 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 high temperatures averaging around 22 ° C. A visit in the low season also offers a multitude of things to do, as there are countless activities to be carried out indoors.
Dresden airport is located about 10 kilometers from the city center. The quickest way to get there, and certainly the cheapest, is to take the S-Bahn from the station. Trains run frequently and take about 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 you have 104 hotels and other types of accommodation at your disposal in this popular destination, so you can choose the one that best suits your budget.
QF Hotel Dresden, located at Neumarkt 1, and Relais & Châteaux Hotel Bülow Palais, which is located at 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 receive the highest rating in the entire region. Cityherberge Dresden and Sportpension Dresden are two other options that may be to your liking.