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Say “ja, ja, ja”—that’s yes, yes, yes—to a trip to Dresden. This charming German city boasts a healthy mix of postmodern architecture and historic structures, making its stunning skyline a mishmash of spires and domes. Find a beer garden, raise your glass, and bid auf wiedersehen to your worries.

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Say “ja, ja, ja”—that’s yes, yes, yes—to a trip to Dresden. This charming German city boasts a healthy mix of postmodern architecture and historic structures, making its stunning skyline a mishmash of spires and domes. Find a beer garden, raise your glass, and bid auf wiedersehen to your worries.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Dresden. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Dresden flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Dresden

Bautzen

Written by proxam2 on 09 Aug, 2012

We were staying at a hotel just outside Dresden, 30 minutes or so along the autobahn from Bautzen. We had arrived there late afternoon, and after a quick shower decided to nip along the road to see what all the fuss was about.As with most…Read More


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Dresden sings and makes music

Written by marif on 15 Nov, 2004

Dresden's popular love for music and the city's musical traditions are evident everywhere. To some extent, even without attending a formal concert, you can still appreciate the characteristic atmosphere of Dresden's musical scene. A short stroll around Schlossplatz or Theaterplatz on a calm summer evening…Read More


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Sumptuous architecture and impressive art collections

Written by marif on 11 Nov, 2004

Closer to Prague than to Berlin both with regards to distance and to splendour, Dresden is a glorious city that still retains a good number of outstanding Baroque buildings concentrated within a small space bordered from the north by the rounded bend of the River…Read More


Dresden's Neustadt-a shopping paradise

Written by marif on 19 Nov, 2004

Dresden's most beautiful attractions, churches and museums are concentrated south of the Elbe between Wilsdrufferstrasse and Terrassenufer. Known as the Altstadt, it is considered to be the city's pulsating historic heart and is obviously a must for visitors. However, those who want to get acquainted…Read More


A delightful mountain and vineyard landscape

Written by marif on 17 Nov, 2004

There's no better way to discover the beauty of the Saxon landscape along the embankments of the river Elbe than to take a day tour on a vintage paddle steamer, either eastwards towards the unique rocky landscape of Saxon Switzerland or westwards towards the wine-growing…Read More


Festung (Fortress) Königstein

Written by Judy on 26 Dec, 2000

Our visit to this magnificent fortress took place during the last week of August and included snow and freezing cold weather. Nevertheless, we found this a very interesting monument to the past. Towering over the Elbe River and the surrounding valley you can imagine the…Read More


Pillnitz

Written by Judy on 26 Dec, 2000

This was the former summer residence of the Saxon court. Today it is an arts and crafts museum. The beautiful parks are worth a visit. One section of the grounds shows off the rigid artistic patterns of the Baroque period and another is an…Read More


City Palace

Written by Judy on 26 Dec, 2000

This palace, comprised of four wings, was built in the late 15th century. It was originally a fortress castle and was upgraded to a residential palace by August the Strong. It was rebuilt after a fire in 1701 and because it was totally destroyed in…Read More


Zwinger

Written by Judy on 26 Dec, 2000

Originally designed by Pöpplemann as an orangery and a setting for court festivities, this 18th century building now is used for exhibitions. The architecture is Late Baroque. The many sculptures and ornate facade along with the beautiful grounds provide a wonderful backdrop for several…Read More


Semper Opera House

Written by Judy on 26 Dec, 2000

This magnificent 19th Century High Renaissance style building was destroyed in 1945 then restored and re-opened in 1985. The Dresden Philharmonic and the Dresden Opera Company perform here. It's a lovely building with a huge statue of Kind John on horseback in the center…Read More


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