Recently emerging as a tourist destination, people are finding this beautiful and charming city on the banks of the Elbe. Dresden features fascinating museums, attractions and cultural events and it is a wonderful, off-the-beaten-path city with something for everyone.
Guests of the Wyndham Garden Dresden hotel can access public transportation nearby and be at Dresden's historic Old Town in less than 25 minutes. Travelers can also visit the Green Vault, Church of Our Lady, and Museum of Military History; or they can shop in one of the fantastic malls or arts quarters. Dresden is a great city to get out and explore!
Arts & Cultural
Dresden Museum of Technology and History
Housed in a historic building of industry, this museum features exhibits detailing the history of audiovisual technology, micro electronics and more, perfect for family or individual excursions. A 48-meter high tower offers beautiful views of the city.
German Hygiene Museum (Deutsches Hygiene-Museum)
As a forum for science, culture and society and among the most visited museums in Dresden, the museum features exhibits that cover the human race, the body, and health in its cultural and social context and boasts a collection of over 45,000 artifacts.
Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe)
Visitors can explore one of Europe's most impressive treasure and artifact museums, in a gorgeous castle which has been beautifully restored after the bombing of Dresden. Reservations are required, but the free audio guides are interesting and informative.
Explore Germany's complex and fascinating military history in one of the cities that has been most devastatingly affected by it. Exhibits span a historic range from the 13th century to today, with information about Stalingrad, military animals, war toys and more.
Saxon State Opera (Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden)
Founded in 1548, one of the world's oldest orchestras is the musical body of the Sächsische Staatsoper (the Saxon State Opera) with the venue being the stunning Semperoper opera house.
Points of Interest
Church of Our Lady
One of Dresden's most iconic sites, this historic and beautiful church was renovated in 2005 to repair damage from WWII bombings. It's a must see both inside and out, and surrounded by Dresden's most picturesque pathways and quaintest streets.
Pillnitz Castle and Park
This Baroque palace stands beside the Elbe River, so you might see it on a boat tour. Access to its outdoor areas is free, so you can walk around pretty gardens and greenhouses. Inside, there are many interesting exhibits too.
Royal Palace - Zwinger Palace
Visually striking German architecture, with a fascinating history and unique displays, the Royal Palace is an incredible attraction. Some areas, including the indoor courtyard, have free admission; and inner exhibits display collections from all over the world.
With striking décor and stores selling anything you could want - lots of brand name fashion and accessories, travel, hobby, gift stores and more, Altmarkt Galerie is one of the most diverse malls in Germany.
On the Neustadt side of the river, the Baroque quarter's atmosphere is cheerful and elegant, with boulevards and inner courtyards. Visit a variety of shops, from boutiques to antiques, as well as lots of modern and craft art on display.
Dresden's classic shopping mile stretches from Wiener Platz along Prager Strasse to the Altmarkt square and Wilsdruffer Strasse and features international fashion chains and the largest bookstore in Eastern Germany, and is home to the Dixieland Festival Dresden.
Sports & Entertainment
Dresdner SC 1898 Volleyball - Women
This new sports foundation was created in March of 1990. Today, there are 11 departments with 3,000 members. The volleyball department established the Dresdner SC team and have had much success in the First German Bundes League - Women and internationally. The Dresdner SC is so popular that they play their games in the large Margon Arena and has the largest attendance in the league.
Before World War II, Dynamo Dresden was one of the most popular and successful East German football clubs, and its success continued after Germany was reunited. Today, they retain a remarkably strong fan base.
The Dixieland Festival Dresden has taken place every year since 1970, and features jazz, blues, and big band performances from all over Europe. Most venues are along the river in the city's prettiest areas. Tickets are available online.
What's Nearby - Cities
What's Nearby - Corporate
- Applied Materials
- Ernst & Young
- Global Foundries
- LAM Research
- Mercedes Benz
- Philip Morris
- Siemens AG
- Technische Universität Dresden
- TechnologieZentrum Dresden GmbH
- VW Gläserne Manufaktur
- Zamek Nahrungsmittel GmbH