Dresden Travel Guide

Dresden is located 30 km north of the border with the Czech Republic and along the Elbe Valley. It is a popular destination for its beautiful scenery and location.

Things to see and do in Dresden


Frauenkirche DresdenFrauenkirche

Neumarkt DresdenNeumarkt DresdenNeumarkt

The Frauenkirche is considered one of the most beautiful churches in Europe. It was completed in 1743 with Barroque style.

Neumarkt, 01067 


Zwinger Dresden

The Zwinger is a museum complex housed in an 18th century palace. Its Baroque architecture is impressive.

Sophienstraße, 01067


Semperoper Dresden

The Semperoper is an opera house located on Theaterplatz, one of the best public squares in Germany.

Theaterplatz 2, 01067



The Taschenbergpalais is a Baroque palace dating from 1711. Today the palace is home to the 5-star hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski.

Taschenberg 3, 01067



The Hofkirche is a church completed in 1755.

It was built in Baroque style and was completely restored after World War II.

Schloßstraße 24, 01067


Georgentor DresdenGeorgentor

The Georgentor was the original exit for the Elbe Bridge and one of the first Renaissance buildings of the city.

Schloßstraße 1, 01067


Verkehrsmuseum Dresden

The Verkehrsmuseum is a transport museum.

It has many historic vehicles, including airplanes, cars, motorcycles.

Augustusstraße 1, 01067 

Brühlsche Terrasse

Brühlsche Terrasse

The Brühlsche Terrasse is a terrace that extends above the bank of the Elbe located to the north of the square Neumarkt and Frauenkirche.

Georg-Treu-Platz 1, 01067

Dresden Castle

Dresden Castle

The Dresden Castle was for almost 400 years the official home of electors and kings of Saxony.

Today the former palace is part of the Dresden Arts Collection, an excellent museum complex.

Taschenberg 2, 01067

Augustus Statue

Augustus Statue

The Augustus Statue is located at Neustädter Markt.

Augustusbrücke, 01097

Japanisches Palais

Japanisches Palais

The Japanisches Palais was built in 1737 with Barroque and Neoclassical styles.

Today it houses three museums: the Museum of Ethnology Dresden, the State Museum for Pre-History and the Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden.

Palaisplatz 11, 01097 

Grosser Garten

Grosser Garten

The Grosser Garten was opened to the public in 1814.

Highlights of the Grosser Garten include the Botanical Garden, the Dresden Zoo and the Grosser Garten.

Hauptallee 10, 01219 

Schloss Pillnitz

Schloss Pillnitz

The Schloss Pillnitz is located 11 km from Dresden old town.

The complex is home of the Wasserpalais, Bergpalais and New Palace.

It can be reached by boat along the Elbe.

August-Böckstiegel-Straße 2, 01326

Where to stay


Hilton Dresden©Hilton

The Hilton Dresden is located in the old town close to the Frauenkirche.

Rooms are elegant and equipped with a flat-screen TV, coffee maker.

The hotel features a sauna and a swimming pool.


An der Frauenkirche 5, 01067

Radisson Blu Park

Radisson Blu Park©Radisson Blu

The Radisson Blu Park Dresden  is located 7 km from the city center.

The hotel has 574 rooms equipped with a TV and minibar.

It has a spa and a swimming pool.


Nizzastraße 55, 01445 Radebeul

Holiday Inn City Centre

Holiday Inn City Centre©Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn Dresden City Centre is located in the heart of Dresden.

Rooms are equipped with a TV, coffee maker.


Dr.-Kuelz-Ring 15a, 01067

Malls and Department Stores


Karstadt is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Cacharel, Clarins, Coach, Desigual, Estée Lauder.

Prager Str. 12, 01069 

Altmarkt Galerie

The Altmarkt Galerie is located in Dresden old town.

Brands: Apple, Armani, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Zara.

Webergasse 1, 01067

Quartier QF

The Quartier QF is located close to the Frauenkirche.

Brands / Stores: Van Laack, Mode de vie, Coldini.

An der Frauenkirche 1, 01067 

Plan your Trip

Dresden has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Leipzig, Berlin, Braunschweig, Potsdam.


Leipzig – 115 km

Berlin – 193 km

Braunschweig – 312 km

Potsdam – 202 km

Hannover – 366 km

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