Dresden

Dresden is the capital of the German federal-state of Saxony (Freistaat Sachsen). It's often called Elbflorenz, or "Florence on the Elbe", reflecting its riverine location and its role as a centre for arts and beautiful architecture - much like Florence in Italy. While Florence flourished during the early renaissance, the Golden Age of Dresden was in the 18th century when, under August the Strong and his son, Friedrich August II, Saxony was a rich and important state and the rulers invested in lush architectural projects in their capital and supported artists of worldwide fame.

Although Dresden suffered catastrophic damage from allied bombing in 1945 and then lost much of its remaining architectural heritage at the hands of the socialist city planners of the DDR era, the city managed to resurrect its charm by rebuilding the most important landmarks, culminating with the renovation of the famous Frauenkirche just in time for the city's 800th birthday in 2006.

Today, Dresden remains a charming, relaxed and in many ways beautiful city and has become a very popular tourist destination, in addition to being a regional economic, political and academic centre. Dresden gets about ten million tourists a year, most from Germany, with the Czech Republic, the USA, Russia and Japan being the most frequent countries of origin of foreign visitors.

Understand

Dresden old town on the Elbe riverbank

History

Dresden is over 800 years old, having become a city as long ago as 1206. Many Saxon princes, dukes and kings called Dresden home, the most famous of them being August der Starke (Augustus the Strong), who was also the King of Poland. The many buildings that date from their reign, especially the rich art collections, are testimony to their extreme wealth. The "Madonna Sixtina" was bought by the son of August the Strong. The last Saxon king abdicated in 1918, famously saying "macht doch euern Dregg aleene" (roughly translated from the original Saxon as "do your dirty work yourselves") when he did so.

Three quarters of the historical center of Dresden was destroyed by Allied bombing towards the end of the Second World War on February 13, 1945. More than 20,000 people died in the fire-storms - the exact number is unknown. These traumatic events are still remembered each year in processions and ceremonies, but has also been used by Neo-Nazis for demonstrations, which in turn attracted anti-fascist counter-demonstrations. Suffice to say, that the date is important to Dresdners even 70 years after the events. For many years the ruins - and now the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche with its gold cupola donated by the former British enemies - acted as a call for peace among the different nations of the world. The historical center is nowadays largely restored to its former glory but some parts are still under reconstruction.

View over the Elbe from the Altstadt (south) to the Neustadt (north) bank

Present

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: the 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 environs like the wine town Radebeul (birthplace of Karl May, a famous German author of wild-west-novels), the climbing area of Saxon Switzerland, lots of castles, and much of the city landscape of about 80 quarters. Architecturally, Blasewitz is the most interesting living quarter, despite it being a hilly landscape.

Many historic sandstone buildings are black. But it's not necessarily because of burnings or pollution - the local sandstone naturally blackens after a while. You can see this natural phenomenon in the nearby Saxon Switzerland and on paintings of Dresden from the 18th century, where the sandstone buildings are black as well.

Dresden was an important city in the former German Democratic Republic and the GDR-Architecture is still very 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 neighbouring Poland, eastern Europe and Russia. Especially the quarters Gorbitz and Prohlis were (re-)built in the 1970s and 1980s in the then "modern" Plattenbau style, and are now faced with similar problems as those kinds of neighborhoods have in most of Germany. Very few traces of World War II are still visible in the city.

The time since the end of the GDR hasn't left too many architectural marks on the city yet, but some such as the controversial "Waldschlößchenbrücke" that cost Dresden its designation as a world heritage site are very visible even to the casual observer.

Districts of Dresden

Orientation

Dresden is very much oriented around the Elbe river, which meanders through the city, but not as much as e.g. the Seine in Paris. Therefore, it is always easy to distinguish between the left, southwestern bank and the right one, which includes the city's northeast. In general, the left bank is relatively flat and more densely built, while the right bank is hilly and to a large extent covered with the Dresdner Heide forest.

Dresden has, over the years, expanded broadly and swallowed surrounding hamlets, villages, towns and municipalities, so that now the city is larger by area than Munich despite having only roughly a third of its inhabitants. Much of the area of Dresden, however, is of little interest to most tourists. In general, the interesting districts are Altstadt ("old town", on the left bank) and Neustadt ("new town", on the right bank immediately opposite). Their historic cores are the Innere Altstadt an Innere Neustadt, respectively. Äußere Neustadt is a district with a lot of bars and restaurants and generally known for being inhabited by "alternative" people, students, artists and hipsters. Other districts of interest are Loschwitz in the eastern part of the right bank, which includes the namesake hill and the Pillnitz royal residence, and Klotzsche, because the Dresden airport is in that district.

Get in

By plane

The location of Dresden airport in the city. The big blob of green is Dresdner Heide

Dresden-Klotzsche Airport is located north of Dresden. Travel to the city by bus (lines 77 and 97) and then change for tram line 7 at station Infineon Nord (the connection will be announced in both English and German over loudspeakers). Even faster is the connection with local train lines (S-Bahn, line S2) which takes 21 minutes to reach the main station.

The majority of flights operating to and from Dresden are charter flights to popular holiday destinations. That said, there are also regular scheduled flights to Barcelona, Basel, London, Vienna and Moscow. Dresden Airport also has direct connections, operated by Lufthansa, Germanwings and Air Berlin to all of the major German airports, where you can connect to other international or intercontinental flights. Many routes to and from Dresden have been canceled and reestablished several times in the past, mostly due to economic reasons. There are several departures daily to/from Frankfurt airport despite the fact that a train may actually be faster if you take wait and transfer times into account.

The other airport in Saxony, Leipzig/Halle Airport (IATA: LEJ), is the dominant one in the region and offers a wider range of international connections, and a direct railway connection to Dresden thanks to its terminal-integrated high-speed railway station. Intercity and ICE trains take less than 90 minutes to get from Leipzig Airport to Dresden Hauptbahnhof, with one-way full-fare tickets at around €30. Slightly slower but cheaper is regional train service. take the S-Bahn to Leipzig main station and than the hourly (roughly two hours travel time) "Saxonia express" RE to Dresden. the cheapest price for that connection is the "Sachsen-Ticket" which costs €22 + (€4 for any additional member of your group of up to five) and is valid in all regional-trains (i.e. all trains except ICE, IC and EC) and most trams and buses throughout Saxony, Thüringen and Saxony-Anhalt, not Dresden though.

As with the rest of Saxony, the geographic proximity and good road and rail transport links make it relatively convenient to use the airports of Berlin (TXL, SXF and BER), Prague (IATA: PRG) or Wrocław (IATA: WRO) as entry points.

From Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA) there are various Intercity and ICE connections either direct (from Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof) or via Frankfurt or Leipzig main station.

By train

Dresden is served by two big train stations, one on the southern side of the Elbe, Dresden Hauptbahnhof, or main train station, and one on the northern side of the Elbe, Dresden Neustadt. Be sure to check if your train is departing from/arriving to Dresden Hauptbahnhof or Dresden Neustadt. If you come from Saxony-Anhalt or Thüringen it might be the best option to take a "Länder-Ticket" as the ticket of all three "Länder" are valid in all three of them (i.e. the Thüringen-Ticket is valid in Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt as well and vice versa), therefore your trip using regional trains will only cost you €22 and even less per person if you manage to get a small group together. For more on the price system of German trains see the Wikivoyage page on rail travel in Germany or the website of the state-owned railway company

Hauptbahnhof (Central station)

  Dresden Hauptbahnhof. 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 and from about 4:30ish. Regular trains leave the main train station for the rest of Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich) and to Prague, Vienna, Zürich, Bratislava and Budapest. Recently the station was redesigned and now boasts several stores including one regular super-market, most of which also open on Sundays

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.

Dresden is one of the cities served by the international CityNightLine night train network of Deutsche Bahn. Trains stopping in Dresden can take you to Amsterdam, Budapest Vienna or Zürich overnight. They also stop at other major stations within Germany and the target countries on their way, but all stops but the final destinations may fall at inconvenient hours in the middle of the night. Check with their website for details. CityNightLine trains stop at both Dresden Hauptbahnhof and Neustadt.

By car

Dresden can be reached without problems by car from the rest of Germany. It is well connected with the German highway system and a new Autobahn to Prague has been finished recently. German Autobahns can get congested during holiday season and the A 9 (Berlin-Nuremberg-Munich) is especially prone to this especially in the summer. Try avoiding the Friday and Saturday at the beginning of the school holidays in the corresponding federal state (Bavaria being last at around August 1st)

By bus

For general information on the new phenomenon of domestic buses in Germany see long distance bus travel in Germany.

BerlinLinienBus operates six 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. Both Meinfernbus and Flixbus as well as Postbus also operate from a stop close to the main station as well as a stop close to Bahnhof Neustadt. As the the bus stop near the main station is at capacity there might be a change in its location in the near future.

Competition on the Berlin - Dresden Route is especially fierce and fares of five Euros are nothing out of the ordinary if you book early enough.

Get around

On foot

In the centre, especially in the historic part of the Old Town (Altstadt), everything is easily accessible on foot. (The city centre is not the geographical midpoint of the city). If you want to go to the outer districts (unlikely for most travelers) you will probably have to take a bike or public transport (most tram lines go well into the suburbs).

By public transport

Dresden has an extensive reliable and high quality (even for German standards) public transport system consisting of regional railways (called Schnellbahn, or S-Bahn), trams (called Straßenbahn) and buses. Three ferries cross the Elbe and two cable car systems go up the Loschwitz hill. The Straßenbahn and S-Bahn are two entirely separate networks, although there are tram stops at many of the S-Bahn stations. There is a common fare system operated by Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB), which is part of the larger Oberelbe Transport Network (VVO), which covers 27 municipalities of central Saxony, including Dresden. VVO-Tickets are valid on all buses, trams, regional trains and some ferries within the chosen zone of the network area.

The system 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 frequency (and also slightly different routes, called "Gutenacht Linien") allowing you to go out to most places or restaurants without the necessity to use a car, including to far flung places like Pillnitz, Radebeul or even Meissen (with the S-Bahn). During the night almost all trams and some regional buses meet at the Postplatz (called "Postplatztreffen") and wait for each other to ensure connections. Those trams that don't pass through Postplatz usually wait for connections at some other point. These stops are announced in both German and English. As the rerouting of the lines can be a tad confusing and the night-line plan is printed on a black background that is hard to read at night, you might wish to ask the driver or other passengers where the tram is going. Failing that the DVB has an app and offers the possibility to search for your tram in real time online. For the night time lines see here

By tram (Straßenbahn)

Two tram lines are of particular interest to those visiting Dresden:

A unique feature of the tram system in Dresden which cannot be used by passengers but will interest many is the CarGoTram, which delivers parts for assembling Volkswagen's luxury saloon, the Phaeton at the Transparent Factory (Gläserne Manufaktur). It runs right through the city centre every hour to save city centre truck journeys.

Other modes of transport

There are three ferry crossings of the Elbe within Dresden, all operated by the DVB:

There are also two separate cable car systems that go up the Loschwitz hill from the environs of Körnerplatz:

Both systems were built at the turn from the 19th to the 20th century as a means of the inhabitants of the (then) expensive communities up the hill to get downtown and they still serve the residents of the area as such. However, they are marketed as a tourist attraction as well and a ride on them is not included on a normal day ticket for public transport (you, get a discount, though). Holders of week tickets can ride for free. As the system is quite old it is shut down for maintenance and inspection once a year, usually in early spring, so look at the website if you want to avoid going there just to see them not going.

Tickets

Best is to get yourself an all day ticket for €6 or, for families, a Family day ticket for €8.50). It allows you to ride on all trams, buses, most ferries and trains (except InterCitys and ICEs) and is relatively cheap and valid until the next day at 04:00. You can also get a ticket limited to an hour (€2.20) and some others, but all day tickets are good if you are travelling around and not sure where you will be going and what you will be doing.

You can get your ticket at the yellow ticket vending machines in the tram or bus, but it's usually much better to get it on a platform as they offer a wider selection of tickets. Note that the ticket machines inside trams only accept coins and "Geldkarte" (i.e. a precharged ATM card), whereas the vending machines on the platforms accept Euro-bills as well. Don't forget to stamp your ticket as you enter the vehicle (day ticket just need to be stamped the first time you use them). Tickets (excluding the night ticket) sold by the vending machines inside the trams are already stamped.

As with most places in Germany, public transport operates on the honour system: you are assumed to have a ticket, but there are a few inspectors out spot checking. (If you lost your ticket you have to pay a minimum of €40 to the inspectors if they catch you.) The exception is on the buses after 20:00, when the drivers are required to see all tickets.

A new offer in cooperation with nextbike (see below) is the Bike&Ride ticket which allows you to use all public transport and all sz-bike bicycles during one day for 10€. You save 5€ compared to buying both tickets separately.

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. During the Striezelmarkt (end of November till 24.12.) traffic gets heavier, which is especially true on weekends. A word of caution on driving during Dynamo home games: Don't. Streets get crowded and police shut down several roads to allow fans on foot to pass, leading to confusion and congestion for cars. 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. the new city council announced in late 2014 that they want to raise parking fees, so consider parking on one of the various park&ride spots outside of town if you arrive by car or leaving your (rental) car altogether, as the public transport network is excellent even by the high German standards. A number of automatic signs have been created, showing you the available number of free parking spaces, before entering parking lots. Shops are open c. 10:00-20:00 (with the last ones closing 22:00) and you will see a lot of visitors and locals going shopping. The Neustadt neighborhood is particularly unfriendly to cars as most of its residential buildings (and thus the street grid) were built in the 19th century and have survived both world wars and over zealous urban planners. People in this neighborhood also have a certain reputation of burning cars they consider to be too luxurious or "extravagant" although this is not near as common as in Berlin and it has significantly decreased in recent years.

By bicycle

Bikes are the fastest thing in rush hour traffic if going a short to medium distance and if you're in good condition and not afraid of traffic. Bikes are also good for longer distances as they can be carried (with a separate ticket 2€ per day as of late 2014) in trams. There are many designated cycle paths (marked red on pavements, or with a white bike symbol on a blue background) and most times it's very easy to find a place to park your bike. But, as anywhere else, always use a good lock!

Cobblestone is still a much used surface for roads and sidewalks, particularly in Neustadt as well as the historical parts of Altstadt. As they get slippery with even a little moisture and make for a bumpy ride on most bikes, you might wish to avoid those. Another concern for cyclists are tram-tracks as your tire can get stuck in one of those if you aren't careful. Only crossing them in angles close to 90 degrees should take care of that problem, however. It should go without saying that you shouldn't drive on or between the tracks when a tram approaches.

Nextbike offer bike share under the local sponsored name SZ-bike. Their rates are €1 per half hour or €9 per day. For more information on discounts and the technical details see their website

Alternative transport

Dresden has a lot of bike taxis, mostly operating around the Old Town. They offer a typical (short distance) taxi service as well as guided city tours. Since 2007 there are also horse-drawn carriages that offer sightseeing.

You can also make use of the many bus tour operators. Tickets for these tours can be bought around the Old Town at various points.

See

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.

The main historic attractions of central Dresden

Innere Altstadt

Frauenkirche
Dresden Zwinger
The Semper Opera
Fürstenzug

Dresdner Neustadt

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.

Further away

View over Großer Garten (Big Garden)
Gläserne Manufaktur
Yenidze, the "tobacco mosque"
Pillnitz Castle and Baroque garden

Museums and Galleries

Johanneum - Transport Museum
The Military History Museum

Do

One of the many paddle steamers operating on the river Elbe

Sports

Festivals & Events

You can expect all kinds of everything from Bunte Republik Neustadt

Dresden is host to a number of world famous events, often unique or the biggest of their kind:

Buy

The busy Centrum-Galerie in Prager Straße

The main shopping district in Dresden extends along the pedestrianized Prager Strasse, which runs from the Wiener Strasse at the feet of the Hauptbahnhof to Dr.-Külz-Ring, and its extension Seestrasse, which culminates in the Altmarkt, where the historic core of the city starts. Those streets are mostly filled with modern shopping centres, department stores and street-level retail, as well as a range of standardized gastronomy. There is nothing unique or exciting on offer, but the area is rather pleasant.

The most shopping opportunities, including shopping centres and department stores, are along the pedestrianized Prager Strasse

In the Äußere Neustadt area (north/east of Albertplatz), many small shops provide books, vinyl records and clothing. The Innere Neustadt (between Albertplatz and Elbe, mainly Haupstraße and Königstraße) is rather on a medium-to-fancy level. You can find supermarkets and certain other stores (major chains) at marktjagd.de.

Eat

The most typical fast (and inexpensive) food in Germany those days is the Döner Kebap, typically served as a kind of sandwich in pita (flat bread) with salad and sauce. A typical kebab including a large drink should be around €5-6. The next step above doner kebab is Italian food. There are a certain number of ethnic restaurants scattered through the city, and if you go out to the eastern part of town, you will find lots of charming cafés and Volkshäuser that serve good food. As Dresden has a lower number of recent immigrants in general and Turkish descendant people in particular, the ethnic food is more of the Vietnamese or "Asian" variety, as those are the primary immigrant groups in Dresden.

Dresden Castle (Residenzschloss) viewed from the Zwinger

Altstadt

Within the historic center and especially around the Frauenkirche are a number of restaurants, serving many different tastes. Be aware that, as this is a tourist hotspot, there are many tourist traps here which you may find overpriced while the quality low.

You may want to choose one of the various restaurants on the Brühlsche Terrasse adjacent to the river Elbe - especially in summer time this a wonderful place to be. The view and the drinks are very pleasant. Alternatively, you may choose to go to Münzgasse, lying directly beside the Frauenkirche. The little street is full of restaurants, from glamorous and expensive to the cheaper ones.

Café & Restaurant Coselpalais

Neustadt

Alaunstraße in Neustadt

The Neustadt accounts for most of the trendy pubs, bars and clubs, and the majority of the restaurants in the city. You will generally have better luck finding decent food for a reasonable price north of Albertplatz in Neustadt.

Eastern Dresden

The eastern part of the city, toward the Blaues Wunder, has a lower density of restaurants than Neustadt, and they tend to also serve as cafés, and the food is generally tasteful and cheap.

Drink

Altstadt

The Strietzelmarkt (Christmas market) in the heart of Altstadt

The area around the Frauenkirche and Dresden Castle is very popular with tourists. Some fine restaurants are located there. 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.

Neustadt

Kunsthofpassage at night in winter

The Neustadt is a very popular destination, especially for younger people. It has a high number of bars and clubs, with many different styles. Especially the area around Albertplatz is filled with places to go.

Sleep

Since Dresden regained its status as a popular tourist destination, it also developed a large accommodation base for every taste and budget. There are many new and refurbished properties, and competition is fierce due to slight overcapacity resulting from overly optimistic development. Therefore, it pays off to research well for good offers even at normally expensive hotels, especially off-season.

While selecting your accommodation, bear in mind that Dresden is actually a very large city by area, while most attractions are all within a very small distance in the city centre on both banks of the Elbe River. If you choose to base yourself outside of the centre, you may find yourself in a very remote location a big distance from the points of interest and with very little to do in the area.

Budget

Youth Hostels - IYHF

Private backbackers

Mid-range

The three Ibis hotels along Prager Straße

Altstadt

Garnisonkirche (garrison church) in the Neustadt

Neustadt and other districts

The Pullman is a survivor of the DDR-era, reborn from an erstwhile Interhotel

Splurge

The most luxurious accommodation in Dresden is mostly within the Innere Altstadt area, offering views over and close to the famous historic landmarks. A wide choice between modern design or faux historic charm awaits, but make no mistake in believing you need to pay top dollar for being right at the doorstep of the old town - check out the above sections for selected hotels in lower price brackets that are not that much farther away.

The historic part of the Bellevue hotel

Stay safe

Dresden is a safe place to be, just like the rest of Germany. There is no need to worry even in dark alleys and all parts of the city are considered safe by locals (the cautious and scared Germans) at all times of the day.

Anti-Nazi demonstration 13 Feb 2013

Media reports will point out that extreme right and extreme left parties are relatively popular, however these are very small groups (a few hundred people) and it has little to no effect on everyday life for most people. Although it is difficult to pinpoint the exact places where the right wing extremists of Dresden live the relatively poor high-rise ("Plattenbau") neighborhoods of Gorbitz and Prohlis have a reputation of being inhabited by more Nazis than other parts of town. Soccer matches of the local club Dynamo Dresden take place about every second weekend, but not during summer holidays. The supporters of Dynamo Dresden soccer club have a particularly bad reputation, but clashes with the police or other rival supporters are mainly a thing of the past. 99% of the fans are peaceful, sports-loving people. However don't be surprised to see large police force in anti-riot equipment (think robocop) around the main station and the stadium during so called "Risiko-Spiele" (roughly: high risk games). The (all standing) "K-Block" of Dynamo's stadium has a reputation for having the most hard core fans and unfortunately racial slurs and homophobic utterances are heard here from time to time, even though most Dynamo fans don't subscribe to either xenophobia or homophobia. If you are (visibly) part of an ethnic or sexual minority and especially if you don't wear Dynamo fan-gear try going to another block rather than this one.

Neo-Nazis are known to congregate in Dresden once or twice a year, most prominently on or around 13 February, when demonstrations are staged by right-wing extremists to recall the bombings of Dresden during the Second World War. The few hundred Neo-Nazis are usually condemned by thousands of peaceful anti-war demonstrators and there is a huge police attendance. There have been instances of violent acts during those demonstrations and all sides (police, right wing demonstrators and left wing "Antifa") have been variously blamed. While most demonstrators are peaceful and the police has an indeed very hard job to do, the security as well as the transport situation during large Nazi-demonstrations is far from normal. The whole issue is very controversial in Dresden as well as on a federal level in Germany and the fine points are best not discussed further here.

Furthermore starting around November 2014 a group calling themselves "Pegida" ("patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident") have held regular protests on Mondays. As there are also two groups staging counter-demonstrations expect a big police presence as well as disturbances of traffic and public transit throughout the city on Monday evenings for the time being as of January 2016.

The Elbe river has flooded the city to varying extents twice within this millennium (2002 and 2013) submerging some parts of the Elbwiesen and really endangering the city. Statistically these events occur once or twice in a century and last for a couple of days. Due to protection schemes set up after the big flooding in 2002, the city itself is now protected and no significant dangers exist to visitors. Should another flooding event occur, the city will - as it has in the past - provide resources online as well as a hotline to answer any questions regarding safety transportation and possibilities to help with anti flood efforts.

Connect

Local telephone code is 0351. There are some internet cafés in the city centre. One is at the Altmarkt, next to Subway and another is at the back of the "Altmarktgallerie" shopping centre at the Altmarkt.

Cope

Medical

If you need medical attention, go to the Universitätsklinikum, Fetscherstraße 74; ☎ +49 351 458-2036. It's inexpensive (compared to others in the city), easy to get to (Augsburger Str. stop from the 12 or 6 tram line) and the doctors are well-trained and speak English well.


Communication

Karstadt offers two hours free high-quality wifi internet a day.

View over Dresden

Go next

A view of the Bastei in Saxon Switzerland mountains
Routes through Dresden

End  Dresden  Frankfurt  Riesa Leipzig
End  Dresden  Köln  Riesa Leipzig


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