Old Town, New Town, Culture Town.
Frauenkirche, Semperoper and Goldener Reiter are Dresden’s absolute top landmarks. Culturally the vibrant city on the Elbe River has plenty to offer. Historical elegance in the old town and a vibrant scene in the new town. The best way to explore Dresden is by bike. A little tip for your trip: the lively pub scene in Weiße Gasse.
The exact location
Vienna House QF Dresden is located in the heart of Dresden in the old town.
Its central location makes the hotel the perfect base from which to discover the city
or quickly get to your business appointment.
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The Museum Festung Dresden, also known as Dresden Casemates, is a museum opened in 1992 in the preserved part of the Dresden fortifications at the end of the Old Town of Dresden facing the Elbe.
In the lovely Café V-Cake you will find delicious cakes, tarts and a hearty dish of the day accompanied by soup. Not only vegan gourmets will be happy here, but also lovers of raw food, gluten allergy sufferers and everyone else who simply likes to eat a good cake. So just drop by and sit down on the comfortable grandma armchairs or at a vintage table, and sweeten your day!
The world of wine should be more relaxed and free from any snob attitude – of course without diminishing the importance of quality products. If you agree, then the Weinzentrale is the right place for you. The "big drinking Monday" and the famous "Restesaufen-Freitag" are some of its regular fixtures. The kitchen offers regional products, from tasty bread with Saxon country butter, to tarte flambée and fresh salads. To top it off, WZ UNPLUGGED hosts events with winegrowers, authors and musicians.
The Chocolate Girl
Everyone knows the Schokoladenmädchen ("Chocolate Girl") on the cocoa can of the Swiss artist Jean-Étienne Liotard. The painting, which was made in Vienna in 1744, was shortly afterwards bought in Venice directly from the artist and for the unique Dresden Pastel Cabinet of King August III. There it stood out because of its size, frame and motif: the depiction of a simple, unknown maid was extremely rare at that time. The current exhibition in the Gemäldegalerie provides an exemplary insight into the artist's diverse work.
Art and culture for free in Dresden
Join this free festival in the park of the Japanisches Palais in Dresden. Watch various artists up close as they paint pictures outdoors, participate in discussion groups, listen to classic live concerts at night or practice yoga in the park. This international festival truly is a hidden summer secret and one you should not miss.
More information: www.palaissommer.de
Most romantic places
Dress up and feel like Pretty Woman during a captivating opera performance at the Semperoper in Dresden. Then stroll hand in hand through the beautiful old town. Pure romance.
Idyllic fountains in the heart of the city
Of course, the Zwinger has to form part of every city tour. Many tourists also choose to listen to the glockenspiel, visit the Old Masters Gallery or perhaps explore the Technical Museum. But only few people check out the romantic Nymphenbad behind the French Pavilion of the Zwinger. It is one of the most beautiful baroque fountains. If you visit the Zwinger, a side trip to the Nymphenbad is an absolute must.
- From Dresden Hauptbahnhof (central station):
From the main railway station (Hauptbahnhof), take tram no. 3 towards Wilder Mann and get off at Synagoge.
- From Mitte station:
From Mitte station, take tram no. 1 or 2 towards Dresden Prohlis or Kleinzschachwitz and get off at Altmarkt.
- From Dresden Neustadt (train station):
From the railway station, take tram no. 3 towards Dresden Coschütz and get off at Synagoge.
- From the Dresden Airport, take train line S2 towards Pirna and get off at the train station Bahnhof Mitte. Transfer to tram no. 1 or 2 towards Prohlis oder Kleinzschachwitz and get off at Altmarkt.
Travel time: about 40 minutes.
Plan your trip with VVO
- Three motorways connect Dresden to the national and international road network. The A4 approaches Dresden from the west (Cologne-Eisenach-Chemnitz) and east (Wroclaw-Görlitz-Bautzen), the A13 comes from the north (Rostock-Berlin) and the A17 comes from Prague. From Magdeburg/Leipzig, Dresden can be reached via the A14 and A4. The city also lies on the federal roads B6, B97, B170, B172 and B173.
- The underground car park is 25€/day and located at Landhausstraße 2, 01067 Dresden, Q-Park, 2nd basement floor
- Dresden International Airport: 12 km
- Central railway station: 2 km
- Frauenkirche: 90 m
- Semperoper: 500 m
- Messe Dresden: 3.5 km
Lat: 51.05203 | Lon: 13.740315