Top sights in Dresden
Top 10 things to do in Dresden
Famous for its rich art collections, river views, and Baroque architecture, Dresden is an essential stop on any trip to Europe. With so much to see and do, here are some of the top sights to help you get the most out of the city.
6. Dresden Castle
This castle is one the oldest buildings in Dresden. A former royal residence with a mix of architectural styles from Baroque to neo-Renaissance, it makes for a fascinating visit.
8. Asisi Panometer Dresden
Created in 2006 inside a former gasometer, this modern attraction shows Dresden as it would have appeared in 1756 by means of an exceptional panoramic depiction.
Frequently asked questions about Dresden
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Planning Your Visit
How many days should you spend in Dresden?
With so much to see and do you could easily spend a week in Dresden without running out of activities. But if you're stopping off as part of a trip to other European cities, or thinking about visiting from Berlin or Prague, 3 days will leave you satisfied without being too overwhelmed.
How to get there
Access to the city is very simple from Dresden-Klotzsche Airport. With regular buses and trains (S-Bahn, line S2) into the city. It is also very simple to travel by train from the rest of Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich) and Prague, Budapest and Wroclaw.
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- Best time to visit
- Springtime is great for a visit with milder temperatures, longer daylight hours, and fewer tourists, but Christmas time is also recommended for the fabulous Christmas markets.
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What people are saying about Dresden
This tour was excellent! Jan still offered the tour even though I was the only one who signed up that day. Because it was just the two of us and we were hiking quickly, he offered a longer alternate route that was great. Jan was really easy to talk to and is super knowledgable about the area. I loved the views at Bastei Bridge. The arch had a great view too and we enjoyed a beer at the top before heading to lunch. The lunch had plenty of options even for vegetarians and was delicious and filling. The boat tour was pretty and Jan translated all the info into English that the boat tour guide gave in Czech. It's obvious that Jan has been doing this a long time. He has great relationships with all the service workers you encounter on the tour and it's so organized you don't have to do any thinking or planning. It was such an easy day where he did all the work and I just got to admire the scenery and hang out. It was an excellent tour and I would definitely recommend it!
This Tour was just wonderful and amazing. Something will be unforgettable. Well organized and the crew are just nice and so kind. And every station we stopped was just in time. Thanks a lot
We had a limited amount of time for sightseeing and since Dresden was famous for his riverfront mansions a boat ride was a natural solution.
Absolute aanrader voor een heerlijke daguitstap zonder zorgen. Dit hoort tot de mooiste stukken natuur van Europa.
very insightful. we probably spent a bit too much time in the opera house, and not enough time in the old city.