Dresden was given the loving nickname ”Florence on the Elbe” in honour of its remarkable art collection and architecture. These are to be found in the countless museums, for example in the Zwinger, the Green Vault, the Old Masters Picture Gallery, the Residenzschloss and many more.
The Elbe meanders elegantly around Dresden’s city centre and creates a breathtaking landscape that will take your breath away.
Among the most visited sights in Dresden are not only the three landmarks – the Royal Palace, the Church Of Our Lady and the Semper Opera, but also famous places such as the Brühl Terrace, the twelve Dresden State Art Collections and the garden city of Hellerau.
In addition to its diverse history, Dresden offers even more: the modern side of the city includes the new synagogue, the UFA Kristallpalast cinema by the renowned Austrian architect Coop Himmelb(l)au and the translucent Teflon membrane (designed by Norman Foster), which covers the historic iron framework of Dresden’s main railway station.
Every year at Christmas time, Germany’s oldest Christmas market, the Striezelmarkt, takes place in Dresden. Try mulled wine and the traditional Christmas cake, which the residents call Strietzel!
To give you an unforgettable stay in Dresden, we have listed our most popular tours for you.
Our Highlights Tour is an ideal way to learn more about the city, its sights and history.
On the river Elbe, which runs along Dresden, you can do a wonderful Elbe River Cruise, where you can get to know the city from the water.
Dresden is an excellent destination for children as there is plenty to discover for them! From a zoo to a dinosaur theme park, fun for young and old is guaranteed!
Dresden is an ideal starting point for our tours Elbschlösser Castles Tour, Meissen Tour, Moritzburg Palace Tour or Saxon Switzerland. Discover Dresden’s surroundings on these day tours, from castles to breathtaking nature!
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