Dresden and Nuremberg are two popular destinations in Germany. Dresden is the twelfth largest city in the country, while Nuremberg occupies the fourteenth place.

Dresden or Nuremberg?

1. Dresden x Nuremberg Overview

Nuremberg, a beautiful city in Bavaria, GermanyNuremberg – ©Jonathan Wolf

Dresden, a beautiful city in GermanyDresden – ©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.

2. Hotels

Gewandhaus Dresden©Gewandhaus Dresden

Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nürnberg©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.

3. Shopping

QF Passage Dresden©QF Passage Dresden

A street in NurembergNuremberg – ©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.

4. Museums

Museum in DresdenDresden – ©Radek

Museum in NurembergNuremberg

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.

5. Parks

Beautiful green area in DresdenDresden – ©Alexandr Hovhannisyan

Green area in NurembergNuremberg – ©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 GermanyNationalpark Sächsische Schweiz in Germany – ©Anatoli Wolf

Regensburg Germany - PhotoRegensburg – ©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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