Dresden and Nuremberg are two popular destinations in Germany. Dresden is the twelfth largest city in the country, while Nuremberg occupies the fourteenth place.
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1. Dresden x Nuremberg Overview
Nuremberg – ©Jonathan Wolf
Dresden – ©Alexander Henke
Dresden is a charming city located on the banks of the Elbe, with beautiful Baroque and Rococo architecture. It is the capital of the state of Saxony.
Nuremberg is the second largest city in the state of Bavaria. The city is known for its historic landmarks such as Nuremberg Castle and the city walls.
©Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nürnberg
In Dresden the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 95 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 173.
And in Nuremberg, the average price for a 3-star hotel is USD 83 and for a 5-star hotel, USD 135.
©QF Passage Dresden
Nuremberg – ©Giedrė Ti.
In Dresden there are excellent shopping options for shopping such as Centrum Galerie Dresden, QF Passage Dresden and Elbepark Dresden.
Nuremberg offers excellent shopping venues such as the Kaufhof, the Franken-Center and others. The city is located 92.7 km from the Outlet Ingolstadt Village.
Dresden – ©Radek
Dresden offers excellent museums options such as the Zwinger, Verkehrsmuseum Dresden, the Stadtmuseum Dresden, the Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr and others.
Nuremberg also offers great museum options such as the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, the Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, the Neus Museum Nürnberg and others.
Dresden – ©Alexandr Hovhannisyan
Nuremberg – ©Anja Junghans
Dresden is home to beautiful gardens and parks like Schloss & Park Pillnitz and the Grosser Garten.
Nuremberg also offers beautiful green spaces and parks like Stadt Park and Volkspark Marienberg.
6. Day Trips
Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz in Germany – ©Anatoli Wolf
Regensburg – ©Chi Nguyen Phung
From Dresden it is possible to combine good options of day trips to destinations such as Moritzburg, Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz, Meissen, Görlitz.
And from Nuremberg it is also possible to combine excellent day trips to destinations like Bamberg, Regensburg, Augsburg, Würzburg and Ingolstadt.
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