Welcome to Dresden - directly on the river Elbe, Dresden has lots to offer with it's unique art treasures, it's world famous opera and fascinating architecture.
The former residence of the Wettin dynasty is a city of art and culture with magnificent buildings, many world class museums as well as venues and ensembles with a rich tradition of theatrical and musical history. Take a walk along the 'Balcony of Europe' alongside the Elbe. Or see the Sistine Madonna in the Zwinger Palace.
The trendiest shops for fashion, jewellery and music are to be found between Alaunstrasse and Rothenburger Strasse. Be sure not to miss the interestingly designed Kunsthof Passage between Alaunstrasse and Görlitzer Strasse, with it's craft-art shops and restaurants. An absolute 'must' is a visit to the Pfund's Dairy in the Bautzner Strasse.
An evening in Dresden can offer more than opera, concerts or theatre. Those in the mood for a tour through bars and cafes, can enjoy themselves immensely in the Neustadt quarter. On Hauptstrasse, Rähnitzgasse and Königstrasse restaurants of all types are to be found. You can find international and saxon cuisine around the Albertplatz Square. Start here and head into Alaunstrasse where alternative bars and cafes can be found together with restaurants serving international cuisine.
|Places of Interest|
Elevated riverside promenade.
The 'Balcony of Europe'
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
Boasts Raphael's Sistine Madonna
Dresden's opera House dating back to 1650
Procession of Princes
102m long porcelain mural covering the outer walls of the old Royal stables
All year round
Vogelwiese Fun Fair
Baroque Court Festivities
Late November to 24th December
Striezelmarkt Christmas Market