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Dresden

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Popular things to do in Dresden

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Art Museum
The Dresden Zwinger
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Art Museum
Albertinum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Frauenkirche Dresden
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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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Walking tour
Walking tours Berlin
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Duration: 3 hours
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Art Museum
Pergamonmuseum Berlin
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Monument
Brandenburg Gate Berlin
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Neues Museum Berlin
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Dresden

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

Historic Sites in Dresden

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

Museums in Dresden

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

Shopping in Dresden

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

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Where to stay in Dresden

The Old City, or Altstadt district, is the city's historical center. You'll find a wide selection of accommodations around the major tourist sites. For an area that stays active both day and night, consider lodging in Aussere Neustadt, located northeast of the Old City. The Hellerau District has an urban and hip vibe, thanks to the fashionable young locals who populate the area. Boutique hotels contribute to the area's chic feel.
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