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Things To Do In Dresden

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  • Dresden is popular among inquisitive minds suchlike yourself. In fact, a good percentage of travellers can't wait for their next holiday to Dresden to learn about local history and participate in the best activities. The top activities can earn the enthusiasm of even well-versed travellers, and that includes savvy visitors like you. Our collection includes an impressive variety of culturally based excursions and opportunities for excitement. With one-of-a kind ways to see the best this area has to offer like a Small-Group Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland National Parks Day Trip with Lunch and Small-Group Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland Winter Day Trip with Lunch, there is an abundance of opportunities at your disposal when you browse through all the things you can do here at Expedia.

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Things to Do in Dresden

The capital of the ancient state of Saxony, Dresden is located on the Elbe and known for its beautiful old town. Although much of the city was infamously destroyed towards the end of World War II, the Altstadt has been painstakingly rebuilt. Visit the opera house and the city’s most famous landmark, the Frauenkirche. Surrounding the city is the beautiful state of Saxony, complete with ancient castles and green landscapes.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Dresden

Altstadt - Dresden’s historic quarter has been largely restored since it was left in ruins during the war. The most notable sights include the Frauenkirche and Zwinger Palace.

Aussere Neustadt - The liveliest part of town located just to the north of Albertplatz. It’s home to a young and energetic crowd, with young professionals hanging out in trendy bars and cafes.

Hellerau - Located in the far north of the city, this has been called the country’s first ‘garden town’. It’s a pleasant place to visit and home to the European Centre for the Arts.

Innenstadt - Considered to be the modern city centre, this is the place to come for the best shopping options. It’s also where you’ll find the main railway station and most colourful nightlife.

Things to See in Dresden

The original church may have been destroyed but the rebuilt Frauenkirche is an ample replacement. With a golden cross donated by the city of Coventry (which suffered a similar wartime fate) it has become Dresden’s main attraction. The Zwinger Palace is another important landmark, with its baroque features and famous Madonna Sistina. Visit the Schloss and Grunes Gewolbe, a treasure chamber museum, and the beautiful SemperOper. The city’s lively Neustadt and Innenstadt areas are well worth checking out for some upbeat fun, and the Baroque Quarter houses some of finest antique stores in the city.

Things to Do in Dresden

There’s a huge choice of museums to visit in Dresden, including the Albertinum and Japanisches Palais. Explore the old remains at the Kasematten or learn about Saxony’s history at the Military History Museum. Take a rowing boat out on the Carolasee in the Grosser Garden or enjoy the gentle paddle-steamer tour down the river. Book tickets in advance for a show at the SemperOper or get outside the city and discover the towns and villages of Saxony. There’s a number of big festivals throughout the year too, including the Dixieland and Filmnacht. And, of course, this being Germany, the Christmas Market opens up in November.