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Dresden

4.6
Art Museums · Churches · Landmarks
Florence of the North
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings. It became a city in 1206 and quickly developed into the region's commercial, governmental, and cultural center. Dresden is perhaps best known for its historical attractions and landmarks in the old town center. Everything in this compact district is easily accessible by foot. The historical quarter was practically destroyed during World War II. The scars of war have long been removed, and the city is now a place of light-hearted and youthful energy. But the tragic events are still remembered in annual processions and ceremonies. Dresden has always been one of Europe's main cultural and educational centers, and nowadays it continues to grow into a major center of tourism. Many travelers use it as a convenient resting place and pleasant sightseeing destination halfway between Berlin and Prague. Plan how to spend your time in Dresden and other destinations in Germany using our Germany travel itinerary planner.
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Popular things to do in Dresden

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The Dresden Zwinger ©
Art Museum
The Dresden Zwinger
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Albertinum ©
Art Museum
Albertinum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Church
Frauenkirche Dresden
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister ©
History Museum
Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Dresden

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Walking tour
Walking tours Berlin
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Art Museum
Pergamonmuseum Berlin
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Brandenburg Gate ©
Monument
Brandenburg Gate Berlin
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Neues Museum ©
Art Museum
Neues Museum Berlin
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Dresden

Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Art Museum
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Specialty Museum
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tradition & Form ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Tradition & Form
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Winzer Lutz Muller ©
Lookout
Winzer Lutz Muller
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Dresden

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Stallhof ©
Historic Site
Stallhof
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sankt Martin Kirche ©
Church
Sankt Martin Kirche
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Theaterplatz ©
Historic Walking Area
Theaterplatz
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Canaletto Blick ©
Historic Walking Area
Canaletto Blick
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Dresden

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Panometer Dresden ©
Specialty Museum
Panometer Dresden
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Armoury / Rustkammer ©
Military Museum
Armoury / Rustkammer
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Dresden

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CAMONDAS Schokoladenkontor am Schloss Dresden ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
CAMONDAS Schokoladenkontor am Schloss Dresden
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ullmann's Laden ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Ullmann's Laden
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Kulturpalast Dresden ©
Civic Center
Kulturpalast Dresden
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Elbepark ©
Shopping Mall
Elbepark
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
In the footsteps of Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5 Tour ©
Literary / Art / Music Tour
In the footsteps of Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5 Tour
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Kennst Du Dresden ©
Sightseeing Tour
Kennst Du Dresden
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
Erlebnistouren Dresden Renger ©
Cultural Tour
Erlebnistouren Dresden Renger
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
Alexanderplatz ©
Landmark
Alexanderplatz Berlin
3.7
Duration: 4 hours

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