6 Reasons to Visit Dresden

Dresden is a beautiful city in Germany, often called the Florence of the Elbe, popular for its beautiful setting and location.

Reasons to Visit Dresden

1. Elbe River

Panoramic view of Dresden with the River ElbePanoramic view of Dresden with the River Elbe ©Nicole Kurtze

Dresden is located along the Elbe, it is a must to walk on the banks of the river and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the city, it is also very worth taking a boat trip.

2. Beautiful Old Town and the Frauenkirche

Beautiful Old Town and the FrauenkircheBeautiful Historic Buildings in Dresden ©Paul G

The old center of Dresden has buildings and attractions that will impress you, such as the famous Dresden Frauenkirche, one of the symbols of the city, Dresden Castle, Semperoper, and many others.

3. Saxony Wine Route

Saxony Wine RouteReasons to Visit Dresden – Saxony Wine Route – ©Anne Dziallas, Stadtverwaltung Meissen

The Saxony Wine Route is an unmissable tour for wine lovers.

Destinations along the route include Seusslitz, Meissen, Coswig, Radebeul, Dresden, Pillnitz and Pirna.

4. Museums

The Beautiful Zwinger Museum ComplexThe Beautiful Zwinger Museum Complex in Dresden – ©Radek

Dresden offers excellent museum options, such as the famous Zwinger, a museum complex housed in a palace with impressive Baroque architecture.

5. Architecture

Dresden GermanyDresden – ©Lukas D.

Dresden has beautiful architecture, famous for its luxurious palaces, magnificent parks, and historic gardens.

6. Day Trips

Sächsische Schweiz 50 km from DresdenSächsische Schweiz 50 km from Dresden – ©Sangga Rima Roman Selia

Basteibrücke 49 km from DresdenBasteibrücke 49 km from Dresden – ©Alex Azabache

From Dresden it is possible to combine excellent day trip options, the destinations and prominent places include Moritzburg, Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz, Meissen, and Görlitz.

Featured Photo by Radek

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See also

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