Jewel of East Germany’s Dresden Travel Guide

Dresden, the last days of World War II, although even that war is finished, it’s a bombed that have remained standing less than one in only four of the city. Wandering around in this magnificent city of Germany, if the remaining B, I wonder how she Dresden before I could not help thinking.

East Germany’s jewel in Dresden, surrounding the city with the breathtaking beauty of the River Elbe, a town delightfully overlooked. Dresden is known as the Florence every year by thousands of tourists who visit the city.


Dresden Travel Guide

Capital Dresden was heavily damaged in the Second World War. quickly recovered after the war. Today Dresden is the capital of Saxony ‘Saxon Switzerland’ as it is known. Saxony, Dresden – Leipzig – Chemnitz cities that make up the triangle, contains numerous palaces.

Augustus the Strong that strong Augustus, the city’s planning against the current state of our magnificent today and emerged a city full of admiring the work. City Altstadt (old city) and Neustadt (new city) is divided into two sections.

Dresden Attractions

East Germany’s jewel in Dresden, rich historical monument for its 800-year history. King August era Zwinger Museum, Women’s Church (Frauenkirche), Porcelain Museum (Meißner Porzellan) and the most famous landmarks in the city of Pillnitz palace has a fascinating structure.

  1. Zwinger


Threading was extraordinary baroque Zwinger in Dresden (castle courtyard) is provided by Kronentor a stately entrance. Augustus had established a small army of artists to create the region. Artists architect Matthaus Daniel Pöppelmann has worked in leadership and in 1707 started work finished in 1728. in the huge courtyard gardens, ponds, fountains and a pavilion connected 5.

Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister; It is located in the northwest corner of the museum complex and is home to the royal art collection. The biggest feature of the gallery in the eastern part of Glockenspielpavillon Porzellansammlung galleries worldwide, and more importantly to be the best example of its kind. Rustkammer Semperba Türckisch Jammu and exhibited as armor and arms of medieval and renaissance period in the exhibition, which has two different sections.

  1. Residenzschloss

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has hosted the members of the governing Saxon Wettin family, the former royal palace dating from the Renaissance Residenzschloss (Royal Palace), built between 1709-1722. Palace Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) Augustus art section to see how you are witnessing as a symbol of power. Palace also Münzkabinett to (Coin Museum), and hundreds and thousands of works of art by more than five hundred thousand Kupferstichkabinett (Print and Drawing Museum) is hosting.

Jammu is also the place to be seen in the palace Türckisch (Turkish Chamber) in the visible part of a vast collection of Ottoman artifacts.

  1. Albertinum


In fact, the name of a royal arsenal, and between 1884 and 1887, he and King are taking the Albert converts into a convenient place to store the loot collected by the family.

Empire style built this building is home to one of the world’s most spectacular galleries ranging from the romantic period to the modern period. Galerie Neue Meister, Caspar David Friedrich and Ernst Kirchner from Gauguin and Georg Baselitz has a collection ranging.

  1. Semperoper


Semper Opera House, one of Germany’s most famous theater. Theatherplatz r.strauss the building in the square has witnessed the premieres of many works. Which was destroyed during the war, the building was reopened in 1989.

Dresden is Germany’s music and a statue in the shadow of another artist who’s dealing with a lot of Weber’s opera just outside the Zwinger to the cultural center.

  1. Brühl Terrace



go to work to get to know the Brühl Terrace in Dresden One of the first things to be done. Elbe River, overlooked, left bank Renaissance, Baroque and center of Dresden is located in Classicism style with magnificent buildings.

When you look at this from the opposite shore terrace or adorning bridges Dresden Elbe River, why do you understand that there is a culture in the world.

  1. Augustusbrucke

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Katholische Hofkirche extending in the river in front of the Augustus Bridge, II. World War II was blown up by the SS version of the baroque 17th century re-built bridge.

When the name of one of the restored Bulgarian communists and the Nazis were all from Georg start the Reichstag they accuse of communism uprising Dimitroff’ but then back again, taking the name Augustus has become today’s crash.

  1. I Johannn


Once upon a time in this 16th century building is now used as the royal stables Verkehrsmuseum (Transport Museum) being used. Historic cars and has a wonderful collection of very old car engine. In the past the open land where horses were used as a training area where the 16th century open-air festivals.

With a ramp extending upwardly from the courtyard to the royal family who was providing the access to the upper floors of the horses from the stroke. At that time, the spear on horseback was one of the most popular sports, but it also had a more popular game, which Ringelstech. At the end of rapidly growing small ring on the tip of the spear they are trying to capture a very dangerous game. Most of the time also gave rise to the accident that caused the disaster.

  1. Fürstenzug (Procession of Princes)


Johanneum the outer part of the wall has one of the most spectacular examples of porcelain art. Meissen china 336ft length in a magnificent work done royal era. More than a hundred members of the royal Saxon and half of them depicted on the horse are ranked on these gigantic mosaic.

Has over 25,000 full and part painted by Wilhelm Walther each year between 1904-1907. Representatives are ranked in chronological order: 1694, rose at a Protestant reform Augustus and Martin Luther who represent chews.

9. Altmarkt


a magnificent structure Neumarkt stuck in the 1970s; giant square shape and the real center of Dresden literally surrounding streets. Again made the Rathaus (Town Hall) is located here.

10 Frauenkirche


Shattered Frauenkirche cathedral, million dollar re actually carried out in accordance shows the importance of history and heritage. In the eyes of the German baroque art, a very historic building damaged in the war, past restored to its original glory, and even re-made again. A symbol of peace Women’s Church (Frauenkirche) was first completed in 1743. Two days after the brutal bombing of Dresden in 1945, the church and the church was completely burnt out shell of rubble remain completely state after the next 50 years. In the early 1990s the step of citizens, 60 years after the fall of the Second World War made reopened again in 2005.

This unique island has a museum and unfortunately a very bad health and one of the most interesting destinations in the city as a science museum. Participate yourself you can take an active role in the exhibition has a lot of activities. The building itself has hosted the Nazi eugenics program and is not advisable to take children under the age of 12 special exhibitions that have been processed for this program.

12 Katholische Hofkirche


Saxony’s largest Catholic church also St. Trinitatis also known as the Cathedral. Frederick Augustus II between the years 1733-1763 reigns architects and craftsmen brought from Italy built the first Catholic Lutheran Church in the city. Inside contains magnificent treasures. A great marble dais, which is one of the royal sculptor Balthasar’s work to Permoser. Another, which has been restored with a great care for 250 years, the church piano.

13 Kreuzkirche Church

Floating on the Neumarkt, the history goes back to 1792 with the Kreuzkirche tower decorated with rich baroque art. to erase the vestiges of the city’s main Protestant churches still open to both the war in restoration but people visit the church tower. The famous men’s choir, the Kreuzch it offers the show regularly in the church.

14 Dresden Panometer


Take a trip to the past in time to see how the 1756 Dresden is a feeling you can experience the 360-degree panoramic city portrait. Artist Yadegar assisted by the enormous 105-meter table in 27, have taken the Stadtschloss image at the top of the tower. Table is located in an old gas tank. To get here from Dresden by S1 or S2 Dresden-Reick / Asisi Panometer go to. The Altmarkt 1 or No. 2 in the Liebstadterstrass ride the tram stop.

  1. Stadtmuseum Dresden


City rolling out small municipal museum that showcases the entire history of Dresden. until the bombing in 1945 of the dark medieval period. There is also a very strange exhibits, such as a stove made from 250-pound American bombs and bomb casing. fire escape plan that is most interesting in the city is located here.


Pfund’s Molkerei (Pfund Molkerei), 9.yy.da Since 1880, the shop has become an institution for Dresden and has a wide range of cheese and dairy products. Shop surprisingly famous for its intricate mosaic floor and wall. Pfund’s another issue that is very famous in pasteurized milk is first introduced to the world; milk soap and was also the inventor of milk produced especially for children in the early 1900s.

Kunsthofpassage; This passage is home to many interesting and colorful buildings from each other. In the courtyard, apart from interesting, colorful and most colorful göresellig 4-5 home’s exterior design. Situated buildings musicians and architects in the design of public passage. Passage, Elements figure representing an element in front of the house located in the section named as the courtyard is located.

The city well-organized, well-maintained parks ideal for a break. one of Europe’s most beautiful water palace Moritzburg, is located 10 kilometers north of Dresden.


Dresden How to get there

Situated directly on the River Elbe in Dresden, Germany to the east, it is located approximately 100 kilometers southeast of Leipzig. Turkish Airlines flies nonstop Leipzig. You can easily reach Dresden by train from Leipzig airport. The journey takes about one and a half hours. Berlin is about two hours by train from Dresden. The train station is almost in the heart of the city. You can reach many places on foot.

Dresden Accommodation

accommodation options to suit every budget in Dresden available. Let me also remind you that youth and camping options back to the Elbe bags. I stayed at the Ibis Hotel in the city center. February 1, 2014 according to the decision of city council they had over 18 visitors per day, 1:30 euros to pay taxes. The tax is paid to businesses thick. You can book from the official site of the tourist office. Daily 20 euros to be able to find room. suitable resting hostels in Neustadt side.

established on both sides of the Elbe River city, Dropping her fans with impressive architecture and texture. Dresden and Leipzig, the two suddenly, an ideal route for a few days’ holiday.


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