74. Dresden, Germany

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Why

Most of this city was flattened during World War II; so its pretty much had to be re-built. It’s pretty amazing to see it today. When you depart the airport, there are photographs of then and now of select images. It’s remarkable to see. This is also the city where a friend of mine and I took the wrong bus, got off in a neighborhood far away, tried to speak English to the locals who only spoke German, so we hailed a cab back to the city center.

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

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Where

Dresden is located eastern corner of Germany near the Czech Republic border and southeast of Leipzig.

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How To Get Here

By Train

Dresden is served by the ICE (Intercity Express) and Regional trains operated by Deutsche Bahn.

Dresden, Germany - Hauptbahnhof

Dresden, Germany – Hauptbahnhof

By Plane

There nearest airport is Dresden Airport (DRS)

The following airlines has service to Dresden Airport (DRS):

 Aeroflot (SU), Air Berlin (AB), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Eurowings (EW), Germanwings (4U), Germania (ST), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Links Air (W2), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), SunExpress (XQ) and Swiss Airlines (LX).

By Bus

There are several companies such as Eurolines and FlixBus with services to the Dresden area.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Shared Ride

You may also use BlaBlaCar to find rides going your way.

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Where To Stay

Dresden has many top hotels at which you can stay as well as some local ones. The most that stands out are three Ibis hotels and a Pullman next to each other. These are from the Accor Hotels chain. There’s also a Hilton, Swissotel and Holiday Inn’s to name a few more. So no shortage of accommodation.

 

Dresden, Germany - Three Ibis

Dresden, Germany – Three Ibis

 

Dresden, Germany - Steigenberger hotel de saxe

Dresden, Germany – Steigenberger hotel de saxe

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

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Where To Eat

There are many restaurants around the city. Plus, you can find eats at the train station. There’s also an Irish Bar.

Dresden, Germany - Ayers Rock Restaurant

Dresden, Germany – Ayers Rock Restaurant

==>> You can find a list of restaurants here.

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What To Do

Dresden is a walking city or you can take the Trams or buses that seem to go everywhere. Grab a map and walk the city you’ll see what I mean. A map is good so you can identify the buildings such as the Museum für Sächsische Volkskunst and also the Zwinger which is amazing gardens and buildings.

Dresden, Germany - Museum für Sächsische Volkskunst

Dresden, Germany – Museum für Sächsische Volkskunst

 

Dresden, Germany - Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Kultus and the Sächsische Staatskanzlei

Dresden, Germany – Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Kultus and the Sächsische Staatskanzlei

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>>You may also check Viator for additional things to do in the region.

==>> Information and Guide Books for the region from Lonely Planet.

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Additional Information

  1. Language: German
  2. Currency: Euro
  3. Germany Tourism Information
  4. Visit Dresden
  5. Facebook (Visit Dresden)
  6. Instagram #Dresden #VisitDresden
  7. Twitter (Visit Dresden) #VisitDresden
Dresden, Germany - Katholische Hofkirche (Dresden Roman Catholic Cathedral)

Dresden, Germany – Katholische Hofkirche (Dresden Roman Catholic Cathedral)

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  1. July 22, 2017

    […] Leipzig is located in the eastern side of Germany just northwest of Dresden. […]

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