YOU CAN EDIT THIS PAGE! Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!

Editing Dresden

Jump to: navigation, search

Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits.

The edit can be undone. Please check the comparison below to verify that this is what you want to do, and then save the changes below to finish undoing the edit.
Latest revision Your text
Line 1: Line 1:
{{pagebanner|Dresden banner.jpg}}
+
[[Image:PC280033b.jpg|thumb|upright=1.3|Dresden's most famous landmark, the '''Frauenkirche''' in winter.]]
 
+
[http://www.dresden.de/dwt/en/ '''Dresden'''] is the capital of the [[Germany|German]] federal state of [[Saxony]] (''Freistaat Sachsen''). Located on the Elbe River and is an industrial, governmental and cultural centre, known worldwide for Bruehl's Terrace and its historic landmarks in the Old Town (Altstadt).
[http://www.dresden.de/dwt/en/ '''Dresden'''] is the capital of the [[Germany|German]] federal state of [[Saxony]] (''Freistaat Sachsen''). Dresden is located on the Elbe River and is an industrial, governmental and cultural centre, known worldwide for Bruehl's Terrace and its historic landmarks in the Old Town (Altstadt).
 
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
 
[[image:Dresden-Semperoper.jpg|The '''Semper Opera'''.|thumb]]
 
[[image:Dresden-Semperoper.jpg|The '''Semper Opera'''.|thumb]]
Dresden became a city in 1206 and celebrated its 800th birthday in 2006.  
+
Dresden became a city in 1206 and recently celebrated its 800th birthday in 2006.  
  
It was home to many Saxon princes and kings, the most famous of them being ''August der Starke'' (Augustus the Strong), whose kingdom included Poland as well. They appertained to the family of the Wettiner and were closely related to many other European royal families. Many buildings date from their reign. The rich art collections are testimony of their extreme wealth. The "Madonna Sixtina," for instance, was bought by the son of August the Strong.
+
It was home to many Saxon princes and kings, the most famous of them being ''August der Starke'' (Augustus the Strong), whose kingdom included Poland as well. They appertained to the family of the Wettiner and were closely related to many other European royal families. Many buildings date from their reign and especially the rich art collections are testimony of their extreme wealth. The "Madonna Sixtina" was for instance bought by the son of August the Strong.
  
[[Image:PC280033b.jpg|thumb|200px|Dresden's most famous landmark, the '''Frauenkirche''' in winter.]]
 
 
The last Saxon king abdicated in 1918.
 
The last Saxon king abdicated in 1918.
  
75% of the historical centre of Dresden was destroyed by Allied bombing in 1945. These events have left deep scars on the city and are still remembered each year with processions and ceremonies. More than 30,000 people died in the bombing - the exact number is unknown.
+
The historical centre of Dresden was 75% destroyed by Allied bombing in 1945. These events are deeply marked in the history of the city and are still remembered each year in processions and ceremonies. More than 30,000 people died in the bombing - the exact number is unknown.
  
For many years the ruins and now the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche, with its gold cupola donated from the UK, acts as a call for peace among the different nations of the world.
+
For many years the ruins and now the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche, with its donated gold cupola from the UK, acted as a call for peace among the different nations of the world.
  
 
The historical centre is nowadays largely restored to its former glory, however some parts are still under reconstruction.  
 
The historical centre is nowadays largely restored to its former glory, however some parts are still under reconstruction.  
Line 21: Line 19:
 
Dresden has about ten million tourists a year, most of them from Germany. The Zwinger was rebuilt in 1964, the Semper Opera house in 1985, and the now most famous landmark of Dresden, the Frauenkirche, in 2005. When asked what they like most about their city, Dresden citizens will reply Old Town (which is quite compact, even though it has a lot of well-known attractions and museums of worldwide meaning), Dresden-Neustadt (an alternative central quarter) and the surroundings like the wine town [[Radebeul]], the climbing area [[Saxon Switzerland]], lots of castles, and most of the city landscape of about 80 quarters.
 
Dresden has about ten million tourists a year, most of them from Germany. The Zwinger was rebuilt in 1964, the Semper Opera house in 1985, and the now most famous landmark of Dresden, the Frauenkirche, in 2005. When asked what they like most about their city, Dresden citizens will reply Old Town (which is quite compact, even though it has a lot of well-known attractions and museums of worldwide meaning), Dresden-Neustadt (an alternative central quarter) and the surroundings like the wine town [[Radebeul]], the climbing area [[Saxon Switzerland]], lots of castles, and most of the city landscape of about 80 quarters.
 
   
 
   
The level of international tourism is growing, especially from the US and China since Dresden is a stop between [[Prague]] and [[Berlin]]. Architecturally, Loschwitz is the most interesting living quarter, despite it being a hilly landscape.
+
The level of international tourism is growing, especially from the US and China since Dresden is a stop between [[Prague]] and [[Berlin]]. Architecturally, Blasewitz is the most interesting living quarter, despite it being a hilly landscape.
  
Some people think that the sand stone buildings look black because of burnings or pollution. This is not true. Sandstone turns naturally dark as it ages. You can see the dark stones as well in the near by Saxon Switzerland and on pictures of Dresden from the 18th Century, where the sandstone-buildings are black as well.  
+
Some people think that the sand stone buildings look black because of burnings or polution. This is not true. Sandstone turns naturally dark after a while. You can see the dark stones as well in the near by saxon switzerland and on pictures of Dresden from the 18th Century, where the sandstone-buildings are black as well.  
  
Dresden lies in the former German Democratic Republic and the GDR architecture is still easily visible in the city. In the city center The "Prager Straße" and the "Kulturpalast" are examples for classical GDR architecture. If you leave the center you will find a lot of apartment blocks, called "Plattenbau" as they are typical in Eastern Europe and Russia.
+
Dresden lies in the former German Democratic Republic and the GDR architecture is still well visible in the city. In the city center The "Prager Straße" and the "Kulturpalast" are examples for classical GDR architecture. If you leave the center you will find a lot of appartment blocks, called "Plattenbau" as they are typical in Eastern Europe and Russia.
 
Traces of World War II are not visible in the city anymore.
 
Traces of World War II are not visible in the city anymore.
  
Line 33: Line 31:
 
[http://www.dresden.aero '''Dresden-Klotzsche Airport'''] is located north of the city and can be reached by bus (line 77 and 97) and tram line 7 (change for the bus at tram station ''Infineon Nord''). Even faster is the connection with local train lines (''S-Bahn'', line S2) which takes 21 minutes to reach the main station.
 
[http://www.dresden.aero '''Dresden-Klotzsche Airport'''] is located north of the city and can be reached by bus (line 77 and 97) and tram line 7 (change for the bus at tram station ''Infineon Nord''). Even faster is the connection with local train lines (''S-Bahn'', line S2) which takes 21 minutes to reach the main station.
  
Flights leave to nearly all important German cities and a few European destinations, like [[Moscow]] and [[Zurich]] (but not [[London]] or [[Paris]]). The emergence of low-frills airlines has led to reduced fares to [[Cologne]], [[Düsseldorf]] and [[Stuttgart]]. [http://www.lufthansa.com ''Lufthansa''] operates to most domestic destinations.
+
Flights leave to nearly all important German cities and a few European destinations, like [[Moscow]], [[Zurich]] and [[London]]. The emergence of low-frills airlines [http://www.germanwings.de ''Germanwings''] and [http://www.airberlin.de ''Air Berlin''] has led to reduced fares to [[Cologne]], [[Düsseldorf]], [[Stuttgart]] and [[Munich]]. [http://www.lufthansa.com ''Lufthansa''] operates to most domestic destinations.
  
 
===By train===
 
===By train===
 
Dresden is served by two big train stations, one on the northern side of the Elbe, '''Dresden Neustadt''', and one on the southern side of the Elbe, '''Dresden Hauptbahnhof''' or "main railway station".  Be sure to check if your train is really leaving/going to Dresden Hauptbahnhof or to Dresden Neustadt.
 
Dresden is served by two big train stations, one on the northern side of the Elbe, '''Dresden Neustadt''', and one on the southern side of the Elbe, '''Dresden Hauptbahnhof''' or "main railway station".  Be sure to check if your train is really leaving/going to Dresden Hauptbahnhof or to Dresden Neustadt.
  
The ''Dresden Hauptbahnhof'' is situated at the southern end of Dresden's main shopping street, Prager Straße, and is a short walking distance from most central attractions in Old Town. It is very well connected with the local bus and tram network and can be reached very quickly from nearly everywhere, even at night time. Trains to nearby towns, such as [[Meissen]] and [[Pirna]] run until around midnight.  Trains regularly depart the main train station for the rest of Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich) and to Prague, Budapest and Wroclaw.
+
The ''Dresden Hauptbahnhof'' is situated at the southern end of Dresden's main shopping street, Prager Straße, and in short walking distance from most central attractions in Old Town. It is very well connected with the local bus and tram network and can be reached very quickly from nearly everywhere, also at night time. Trains to nearby towns, such as [[Meissen]] and [[Pirna]] run till around midnight.  Regular trains leave the main train station for the rest of Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich) and to Prague, Budapest and Wroclaw.
  
 
The other big train station called ''Dresden-Neustadt'' is located just north of the New Town and also offers very good train connections, as most trains run through there, too. Some trains even terminate there and not at the main train station. Dresden-Neustadt is also easily accessible by tram or car.
 
The other big train station called ''Dresden-Neustadt'' is located just north of the New Town and also offers very good train connections, as most trains run through there, too. Some trains even terminate there and not at the main train station. Dresden-Neustadt is also easily accessible by tram or car.
Line 46: Line 44:
  
 
===By Bus===
 
===By Bus===
[https://www.flixbus.com/ '''Flixbus'''] has connections from all over Europe that can connect to Dresden.
+
[https://www.berlinlinienbus.de '''BerlinLinienbus'''] operates seven to eight buses from Berlin to Dresden on a daily basis. The central bus station is at Hauptbahnhof station and some of the buses stop at Schlesischer Platz in front of the Neustadt station.
  
[http://https://www.eurolines.com/ '''Eurolines'''] especially connects Dresden from South and Eastern European Countries. But also connections between Germany, Austria and Switzerland are available.
+
[http://http://meinfernbus.de/ '''Mein Fern Bus'''] also connects Dresden from Berlin and several other destinations. Cost from €7 single.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
Line 56: Line 54:
  
 
===By bus and tram===
 
===By bus and tram===
There is a combined system of trams (''Straßenbahn''), buses and even trains, but no underground trains. It works very well and connects all points of interest, but can be a little busy at peak times. Most lines run at night but at reduced capacity. This allows you to go out to most places or restaurants without bringing a car, including to far flung places like [[Pillnitz]]. See [http://www.dvb.de/en/Homepage/ Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB) website].
+
There is a combined system of tram (''Straßenbahn''), bus and even train, but no underground trains. It works very well and connects all points of interest, but can be a little busy at peak times. Most lines run at night but with less capacity. This allows you to go out to most places or restaurants without the necessity to use a car, including to far flung places like [[Pillnitz]]. See [http://www.dvb.de/en/Homepage/ Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB) website].
  
Best is to get yourself a Day Ticket (€6.00) or, for families, a Family Day Ticket (€8.50). It allows you to ride on all trams, buses, most ferries and trains (except InterCitys and ICEs). It is relatively cheap and valid until the next day at 04:00. You can also get a ticket limited to an hour and some others, but Day Tickets are recommended for flexible travel in and around the city.
+
Best is to get yourself a Day Ticket (€6.00) or, for families, a Family Day Ticket (€8.50). It allows you to ride on all trams, buses, most ferries and trains (except InterCitys and ICEs). It is relatively cheap and valid until the next day at 04:00. You can also get a ticket limited to an hour and some others, but Day Tickets are good if you are travelling around and not sure where you will be going and what you will be doing.
  
 
As with most places in Germany, the public transit operates on the honour system: you are assumed to have a ticket, and there are a few inspectors out spot checking.  The exception is on the buses after 20:00, when the drivers are required to see all tickets.
 
As with most places in Germany, the public transit operates on the honour system: you are assumed to have a ticket, and there are a few inspectors out spot checking.  The exception is on the buses after 20:00, when the drivers are required to see all tickets.
  
 
===By car===
 
===By car===
The street network is very good and many roads have been refurbished recently, especially in the city centre. As in all bigger towns it can be a bit crowded during rush hours. There are many parking lots in downtown Dresden and it should not be a problem to find a place to park, except on Saturday shopping days. A number of automatic signs have been created, indicating the number of available parking spaces within the parking lots. Shops are open c. 10:00-20:00 and you will see a lot of tourists and locals going shopping in the city centre. Please beware of them when driving and note that this is the time with the fewest available parking spots. Car drivers might seem to be a little more aggressive than in other countries, but are usually more friendly if you don't have a local registration number.
+
The street network is very good and many roads have been refurbished recently, especially in the city centre. As in all bigger towns it can be a bit crowded during rush hours. There are many parking lots in downtown Dresden and it should not be a problem to find a place to park, except on Saturdays when everyone goes to town for shopping. A number of automatic signs have been created, showing you the available number of free parking spaces, before entering the parking lots. Shops are open c. 10:00-20:00 and you will see a lot of tourists and locals going shopping in the city centre. Please beware of them when driving and note that this is the time with the fewest available parking spots. Car drivers might seem to be a little more aggressive than in other countries, but are usually more friendly if you don't have a local registration number.
  
 
===By bicycle===
 
===By bicycle===
Line 75: Line 73:
 
One can also make use of the many bus tour operators. Tickets for these tours can be bought around the old town from various points.
 
One can also make use of the many bus tour operators. Tickets for these tours can be bought around the old town from various points.
  
[[Image:Dresden-nightpanorama-dri.jpg |thumb | A night view of the Brühl's Terrace and quay of the Elbe as seen from Innere Neustadt.]]
+
{{panorama|Dresden-nightpanorama-dri.jpg|750px|A night view of the Brühl's Terrace and quay of the Elbe as seen from Innere Neustadt.}}
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
Line 86: Line 84:
 
Dresden is a very beautiful, light spirited city, especially in summer, when you can appreciate the serene setting of the historic centre. Although Dresden is larger than [[Munich]] when measured by area, the historic centre is quite compact and walkable. Be sure to check out these places while in Dresden.   
 
Dresden is a very beautiful, light spirited city, especially in summer, when you can appreciate the serene setting of the historic centre. Although Dresden is larger than [[Munich]] when measured by area, the historic centre is quite compact and walkable. Be sure to check out these places while in Dresden.   
  
* <see name="Frauenkirche" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.frauenkirche-dresden.de/" hours="" price="">The original Church of Our Lady was completely destroyed during WWII; however, it has been reconstructed. The City of Coventry, which was raided by the Luftwaffe in WWII, donated the golden cross for the dome of the church. Open church most days from 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-6:00.  Entry is free.  Check out some ruins in the basement. Do not miss the tower visit and bring good shoes to climb in (otherwise you will not be admitted!) Same hours as open church.  Entry fee €8 for adults. </see>
+
* <see name="Frauenkirche" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.frauenkirche-dresden.de/" hours="" price="">The original Church of Our Lady was completely destroyed during WWII; however, it has been reconstructed. The City of Coventry, which was raided by the Luftwaffe in WWII, donated the golden cross for the dome of the church. Check out some ruins in the basement. Do not miss the tower visit and bring good shoes to climb in (otherwise you will not be admitted!).</see>
  
 
* <see name="Zwinger Palace" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.skd.museum/en/museums-institutions/zwinger-with-semperbau/index.html" hours="10:00-18:00. Closed on Mondays" price="Entry is free to the palace but some collections such as the porcelain exhibition have an entry fee" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The baroque palace features a nympheum, many sculptures of Permoser, a bell pavilion and famous art collections. Do not miss the "Alte Meister" - you'll find the famous Madonna Sistina of Rafael there including the well known angels. There is also a very nice museum on the arms of Saxon kings, the "Rüstkammer".</see>
 
* <see name="Zwinger Palace" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.skd.museum/en/museums-institutions/zwinger-with-semperbau/index.html" hours="10:00-18:00. Closed on Mondays" price="Entry is free to the palace but some collections such as the porcelain exhibition have an entry fee" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The baroque palace features a nympheum, many sculptures of Permoser, a bell pavilion and famous art collections. Do not miss the "Alte Meister" - you'll find the famous Madonna Sistina of Rafael there including the well known angels. There is also a very nice museum on the arms of Saxon kings, the "Rüstkammer".</see>
** Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister ''(Old Masters Picture Gallery)'' Porzellansammlung ''(Porcelain Collection)''
+
** Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister ''(Old Masters Picture Gallery)'' – From 15 Jan 2013 the museum is closed due to construction measures until March 2013.
** Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments)
+
** Porzellansammlung ''(Porcelain Collection)''
 +
** Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments) – Reopening in April 2013
  
 
* <see name="Schloss und Grünes Gewölbe" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.skd.museum/en/museums-institutions/residenzschloss/gruenes-gewoelbe/index.html" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The Green Vault is Europe's most splendid treasure chamber museum. You can see the biggest green diamond and the court of Aurengzeb and its precious crown jewels.  Note that it is actually two museums, each requiring a separate ticket: The Historic Green Vault (Historisches Grünes Gewölbe) is famous for its splendors of the historic treasure chamber as it existed in 1733, while the New Green Vault (Neues Grünes Gewölbe) focuses the attention on each individual object in neutral rooms.</see>
 
* <see name="Schloss und Grünes Gewölbe" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.skd.museum/en/museums-institutions/residenzschloss/gruenes-gewoelbe/index.html" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The Green Vault is Europe's most splendid treasure chamber museum. You can see the biggest green diamond and the court of Aurengzeb and its precious crown jewels.  Note that it is actually two museums, each requiring a separate ticket: The Historic Green Vault (Historisches Grünes Gewölbe) is famous for its splendors of the historic treasure chamber as it existed in 1733, while the New Green Vault (Neues Grünes Gewölbe) focuses the attention on each individual object in neutral rooms.</see>
Line 101: Line 100:
 
* <see name="Dresden Neustadt" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Very nice, lively neighbourhood. Part alternative, part "pseudo-exclusive" and expensive.  Check out the ''Bunte Republik Neustadt'' festival in June. But you shouldn't leave your bicycle unattended without a good lock, as there can be a serious risk of damage to your bicycle as well as your car, especially on weekend nights.</see>
 
* <see name="Dresden Neustadt" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Very nice, lively neighbourhood. Part alternative, part "pseudo-exclusive" and expensive.  Check out the ''Bunte Republik Neustadt'' festival in June. But you shouldn't leave your bicycle unattended without a good lock, as there can be a serious risk of damage to your bicycle as well as your car, especially on weekend nights.</see>
  
* <see name="Dresden Baroque Quarter" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.neustaedter-barockviertel.de/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Real baroque houses. The quarter reaches from the "Neustaedter Markt place" up to the "Albert Platz place". On the Heinrichstrasse street, Obergraben street and Koenigstrasse street you will find a lot of antique stores, galleries, cafés, restaurants, bars, fashion, design & jewelry stores . It is the quarter where you will find different nice and extraordinary furnished shops where the owner will serve you. It is the quarter of individuality.</see>
+
* <see name="Dresden Baroque Quarter" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Real baroque houses. The quarter reaches from the "Heinrichstrasse" up to the "Albert Platz". On the Heinrichstrasse and in the surroundings you will find a lot of antique stores. It is the quarter where you will find different nice and small shops where the owner will serve you. It is the quarter of individuality.</see>
  
 
* <see name="Elbwiesen (River Banks)" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Go to the (mostly) green river banks, especially in hot summer evenings/nights for a very nice view of the old parts and lot of people playing sports, having barbecues and parties. There are often big concerts and a huge movie screen offers "outdoor cinema."
 
* <see name="Elbwiesen (River Banks)" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Go to the (mostly) green river banks, especially in hot summer evenings/nights for a very nice view of the old parts and lot of people playing sports, having barbecues and parties. There are often big concerts and a huge movie screen offers "outdoor cinema."
Line 114: Line 113:
 
* <see name="Schwebebahn Dresden" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.dvb.de/en/Recreation-Tourism/Cable-Cars/" hours="" price="">A unique aerial tramway.</see>
 
* <see name="Schwebebahn Dresden" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.dvb.de/en/Recreation-Tourism/Cable-Cars/" hours="" price="">A unique aerial tramway.</see>
  
* <see name="Gläserne Manufaktur (Transparent Factory)" alt="" address="Lennestr. 1" directions="" phone="+49 18 0589-6268" url="http://www.glaesernemanufaktur.de/en/" hours="M-F 08:00-20:00" price="Tour: €5" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">The transparent factory is the site where Volkswagen built its luxury sedan Phaeton and now its e-Golf. There is a tour (English language) offered by Volkswagen. </see>
+
* <see name="Gläserne Manufaktur (Transparent Factory)" alt="" address="Lennestr. 1" directions="" phone="+49 18 0589-6268" url="http://www.glaesernemanufaktur.de/en/" hours="M-F 08:00-20:00" price="Tour: €5" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">The transparent factory is the site where Volkswagen builds its luxury sedan Phaeton. There is a tour (English language) offered by Volkswagen. </see>
  
 
* <see name="Pfunds Molkerei" alt="" address="Bautzner Straße 79" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.pfunds.de/" hours="" price="">A milk store which is in the Guinness Book as the most beautiful milk store in the world. Decorated with 247.90 square meters of handmade tiles.</see>
 
* <see name="Pfunds Molkerei" alt="" address="Bautzner Straße 79" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.pfunds.de/" hours="" price="">A milk store which is in the Guinness Book as the most beautiful milk store in the world. Decorated with 247.90 square meters of handmade tiles.</see>
Line 142: Line 141:
 
* <see name="Kunsthaus Dresden" alt="" address="Rähnitzgasse 8" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.kunsthausdresden.de/?lang=en" hours="" price="">An exhibition hall for contemporary art.</see>
 
* <see name="Kunsthaus Dresden" alt="" address="Rähnitzgasse 8" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.kunsthausdresden.de/?lang=en" hours="" price="">An exhibition hall for contemporary art.</see>
  
[[File:Leonhardi Museum general view.jpg|thumb|Leonhardi Museum]]
 
 
* <see name="Leonhardi Museum" alt="" address="Grundstraße 26" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.leonhardi-museum.de/" hours="" price="">A private art collection of DDR art including works by the collector himself.
 
* <see name="Leonhardi Museum" alt="" address="Grundstraße 26" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.leonhardi-museum.de/" hours="" price="">A private art collection of DDR art including works by the collector himself.
 
</see>
 
</see>
Line 216: Line 214:
 
* '''India King''', Sophienstrasse  45, Phone [0]351 / 11301, Expensive Indian restaurant  
 
* '''India King''', Sophienstrasse  45, Phone [0]351 / 11301, Expensive Indian restaurant  
 
* '''Italienisches Dörfchen''' One of the most stylish places in town - the baroque pavilion features various restaurants decorated with old paintings and furniture. The prices are higher than elsewhere, but still affordable. Go for the cakes!
 
* '''Italienisches Dörfchen''' One of the most stylish places in town - the baroque pavilion features various restaurants decorated with old paintings and furniture. The prices are higher than elsewhere, but still affordable. Go for the cakes!
 
[[File:Yenidze terrasse.jpg|thumb|Yenidze terrasse]]
 
* '''Kuppelrestaurant in der Yenidze''' (The Restaurant on the Dome of Yenidze) - Weißeritzstr. 3 - A restaurant with a superb view. Restaurant and open air terrace. International cuisine from 10€/person. Open daily from 12 pm to 11 pm.
 
 
* '''Little Africa''', Mehringdamm  93, Phone [0]351 / 25344, Serves international food and gets a relatively young crowd,  Open Mon-Sun from 5PM - 11 PM  
 
* '''Little Africa''', Mehringdamm  93, Phone [0]351 / 25344, Serves international food and gets a relatively young crowd,  Open Mon-Sun from 5PM - 11 PM  
 
* '''Maredo ''', Fasanenstrasse  17, Phone [0]351 / 7922, Serves international food, light fare for €10/person,  
 
* '''Maredo ''', Fasanenstrasse  17, Phone [0]351 / 7922, Serves international food, light fare for €10/person,  
Line 249: Line 244:
  
 
*'''Watzke Brauereiausschank am Goldenen Reiter''', Hauptstraße 1, Phone [0]351/8106820, [http://www.watzke.de], €10-15/person, One of their 3 locations in Dresden and is a great place to go to taste Saxonian cuisine. Their self-brewed beer is fantastic.
 
*'''Watzke Brauereiausschank am Goldenen Reiter''', Hauptstraße 1, Phone [0]351/8106820, [http://www.watzke.de], €10-15/person, One of their 3 locations in Dresden and is a great place to go to taste Saxonian cuisine. Their self-brewed beer is fantastic.
 
*'''Hellmuts''' [http://http://www.hellmuts.de/], Eschenstrasse 11, 01097 Dresden. Part of Rosis Amüsierlokal [http://http://www.rosis-dresden.de] and maybe the craziest restaurant in the Neustadt. It's a mixture of asian, rock'n'roll and classic german trash interior. Besides that, maybe the best burgers in town. At least the biggest. Cheaper prices for drinks and food on mondays.Vegan and vegetarian food available. Open 5pm to 1am.
 
 
*'''Keké''', Louisenstraße 21  [http://www.kekekumpir.de/], you should try the stomped potato (called Kumpir) in Dresden Neustadt. Keké has the best Kumpir.
 
 
*'''Hot Shüzzle''', Rothenburger Straße 9 [http://hot-shuezzle.de/], real thai streetfood. With a chef from Thailand, Hot Shüzzle has the authentic Thai food in Dresden!
 
 
*'''Kantine No.2''', Görlitzer Straße  [https://www.facebook.com/KantineNo2/], the best Burger in Dresden Neustadt. Just grab one and eat at the corner where all the people sitting and have bear from the Späti (like late shop for drinks).
 
 
*'''Pizzastube''', Hechtstr. 12 [http://www.pizzastube-dd.de/], best Pizza at the edge from Dresden Neustadt. Some people say it's already Hecht (District) but you can walk there and it's worth it!
 
  
 
===Eastern Dresden===
 
===Eastern Dresden===
Line 282: Line 267:
  
 
The '''Weiße Gasse''' is just around the corner of the '''Altmarkt''' near the shopping center and the historical town. Good alternative, if you do not want to go to the Neustadt.
 
The '''Weiße Gasse''' is just around the corner of the '''Altmarkt''' near the shopping center and the historical town. Good alternative, if you do not want to go to the Neustadt.
 
  
 
===Altstadt===
 
===Altstadt===
Line 311: Line 295:
  
 
* '''Hebeda's''' [http://hebedas.de/] Rothenburger Str. 30, This pub is quite popular for the locals, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. The old East German furniture gives it a cozy and retro feel. Beer is cheap and there's a small dance floor for those who feel like dancing.
 
* '''Hebeda's''' [http://hebedas.de/] Rothenburger Str. 30, This pub is quite popular for the locals, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. The old East German furniture gives it a cozy and retro feel. Beer is cheap and there's a small dance floor for those who feel like dancing.
 
*<drink name="Hop Cult" alt="" address="Görlitzer Str. 25" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Craft beer shop with a vast bottle selection. Some seating available for consumption after purchase.</drink>
 
  
 
* '''Katy's Garage''' [http://www.katysgarage.de/index1.html], Alaunstrasse. 48, If you're walking around Neustadt, you can't miss the beer garden at Katy's Garage. It's a great place to have a drink when it's warm outside. When the beer garden closes at around 10PM, you can make your way into their night club, which consists mostly of rock music.
 
* '''Katy's Garage''' [http://www.katysgarage.de/index1.html], Alaunstrasse. 48, If you're walking around Neustadt, you can't miss the beer garden at Katy's Garage. It's a great place to have a drink when it's warm outside. When the beer garden closes at around 10PM, you can make your way into their night club, which consists mostly of rock music.
Line 327: Line 309:
  
 
* '''Planwirtschaft''' [http://www.planwirtschaft.de/] Louisenstrasse 20, 351-801-3187, This quaint bar and restaurant is in a refurbished wine cellar. The drinks menu is extensive and served by an energetic staff.
 
* '''Planwirtschaft''' [http://www.planwirtschaft.de/] Louisenstrasse 20, 351-801-3187, This quaint bar and restaurant is in a refurbished wine cellar. The drinks menu is extensive and served by an energetic staff.
 
* '''Rosis Amüsierlokal''' [http://www.rosis-dresden.de], Eschenstrasse 11, 01097 Dresden, Tel.: +49/351-5005305, Ask everybody in the Neustadt, they all know Rosis. It's a big but cozy bar/club/concert-hall with an included restaurant [http://www.hellmuts.de] and a pool hall [http://grüner-salon.com/] in kind of a trashy red-light district ambience with lot's of love for details. Extremly busy on weekends and mondays (studentsday with cheaper prices) and always a guarantee for a wild party. Don't miss to destroy yourself with a Rosis Rocket! Open everyday from 8pm to 5am. Free entrance.
 
  
 
* '''Studiobar''' Görlitzer Str. 1, The best cocktails in town are available here. Located on the 2nd floor, it is a little bit hard to find. From the entrance, go into the main floor bar and straight to the back. There is a stair case that leads up to the second floor. Smoking is allowed here.
 
* '''Studiobar''' Görlitzer Str. 1, The best cocktails in town are available here. Located on the 2nd floor, it is a little bit hard to find. From the entrance, go into the main floor bar and straight to the back. There is a stair case that leads up to the second floor. Smoking is allowed here.
Line 350: Line 330:
  
 
* '''Mondpalast''', Louisenstraße 77, Tel. +49-351-5634050, [http://www.mondpalast.de]. Very clean and bright rooms starting at cheap 10 bed dorm rooms up to ensuite doubles with balcony and TV. Offers a lounge and bar, as well as a self service kitchen.
 
* '''Mondpalast''', Louisenstraße 77, Tel. +49-351-5634050, [http://www.mondpalast.de]. Very clean and bright rooms starting at cheap 10 bed dorm rooms up to ensuite doubles with balcony and TV. Offers a lounge and bar, as well as a self service kitchen.
 
*<sleep name="Kangaroo Stop Hostel" alt="" address="Erna-Berger-Str. 8-10 01097 Dresden" directions="" phone="+49 351 314 34 55" url="http://www.kangaroo-stop.de/en_hostel-dresden.phtml" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Very good and clean hostel in the Neustadt district within a few minutes walking distance of the Dresden Neustadt train station. A kitchen, hammock, bar, lawn and computers are situated are at this hostel.</sleep>
 
  
 
===Mid-range===
 
===Mid-range===
Line 372: Line 350:
  
 
==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==
Dresden is very safe in general. You can walk around the city center and most other parts late at night without having any worries.
+
Dresden is very safe in general. You can also walk around the city center and most other parts late at night without having any worries. Simply enjoy the city.
 +
 
 +
In some regions of Saxony, right-wing political parties are strong. Districts of concern include Gorbitz, Prohlis or Reick. In the vicinity of the city, southeastern regions from the near city of [[Pirna]] throughout the popular area of [[Saxon Switzerland]] have had also high rates of affirmation towards right-wing parties. Away from the touristic centers of this region, chances of racist encounters are higher. So it is better to stay with groups and not to stroll around at night.
  
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==
Line 393: Line 373:
 
* Radeberg - a small town a short S-Bahn ride away from Dresden.  Home of the Radeberger Brewery.  They offer tours throughought the day for €9, including tasting at the end. [http://www.radeberger.de/] Phone ++49 3528 454 880.
 
* Radeberg - a small town a short S-Bahn ride away from Dresden.  Home of the Radeberger Brewery.  They offer tours throughought the day for €9, including tasting at the end. [http://www.radeberger.de/] Phone ++49 3528 454 880.
 
* [[Saxon Switzerland]] (Sächsische Schweiz) upstream along the river Elbe is a national park for hiking and rock-climbing ([http://www.saechsische-schweiz.de/] is available in English while [http://www.nationalpark-saechsische-schweiz.de/] is the official site)
 
* [[Saxon Switzerland]] (Sächsische Schweiz) upstream along the river Elbe is a national park for hiking and rock-climbing ([http://www.saechsische-schweiz.de/] is available in English while [http://www.nationalpark-saechsische-schweiz.de/] is the official site)
* [[Bastei]] - Footbridge and fortress ruins high above the Elbe river valley with beautiful views of the valley, rock formations and towns below.  The Bastei bridge is approximately 40km from Dresden.  A good day trip can include the Bastei and the [[Königstein|Königstein Fortress]]
 
 
* Tharandt and Forest of Tharandt - a small town 30min west of Dresden, with the direct train from the main station, where the forestry faculty of the Dresden University is located. You can walk up the ruins of an old castle from the 13th century to have a picturesque view, take a long, pleasant walk in the huge botanical gardens that belong to the university  and get lost on long hikes in the outstandingly beautiful, calm and well signed forest of Tharandt surrounding the city, beat accessed from the small village of Kurort Hartha.
 
  
 
{{usablecity}}  
 
{{usablecity}}  

You may have to refresh your browser window in order to view the most recent changes to an article.

All contributions to Wikitravel must be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. By clicking "Save" below, you acknowledge that you agree to the site license as well as the following:

  • If you do not want your work to be re-used on other web sites and modified by other users please do not submit!
  • All contributions must be your own original work or work that is explicitly licensed under a CC-BY-SA compatible license.
  • Text and/or images published on another web site or in a book are likely copyrighted and should not be submitted here!
  • Wikitravel has strong guidelines on links to external web sites. Links to booking engines, hotel and restaurant aggregator sites, or other third-party sites will be deleted.
  • Contributions that appear to be marketing or advertising will be deleted.

To protect the wiki against automated edit spam, we kindly ask you to solve the following CAPTCHA:

Cancel | Editing help (opens in new window)

Templates used on this page: