Explore one of the largest cities of eastern Germany. The tour to Dresden can be pure sightseeing or you can link it to the great shopping opportunities. The history of the city is very rich and is definitely worth exploring. Most of the city centre got bombarded at the end of World War II. but the city managed to repair most of it and now you can admire the unique architecture and the marvels of the city.
Do not miss in Dresden:
This gallery was created in 1709 and offers paintings that are linked with the greatest names. You can be excited to see the Sistine Madonna by Raffaelo, but also paintings created by Giorgione, Titian, Correggio, Mantegna, Botticelli, Parmigianino. One of the large exhibitions of this gallery composes painting from Rembrandt.
This church is a dominant landmark in the city. It was bombarded and almost razed to the ground. The remainings of the church were left untouched to remind the horrors of World War II. After the reunion of the West and East Germany, the church had been restored.
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, and the largest temple building in Saxony.
- Procession of Princes
This 394-foot mural along the wall in the Royal Mews courtyard depicts a parade of Saxony rulers, mainly the Wettings family. The mural was made in 1876 from porcelain tiles and it incredibly survived the 1945 bombing that destroyed most of the surrounding buildings.
- The residential mansion and courtyard Stallhof
The SKD (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden) complex, is one of the most important and oldest museum complexes in the world. There you can explore the Green Vault Museum, the world-renowned largest and richest treasury in Europe. Don't forget to also explore the courtyard of the Stallhof Castle Riding Hall, which used to serve as a venue for many riding tournaments.
It was built in the style of the Italian High Renaissance, destroyed twice during the history and nowadays it serves as a State Opera and Orchestra.
It is a marvellous building with a distinctive glass dome where contemporary art exhibitions take place.
- Volkswagen glass factory
The unique e-Golf factory. This factory that has glass walls gives you a unique experience to see the car production first handed.
- Neumarkt Square
It is the most famous square in the centre of Dresden in the original 18th-century Baroque style. Around the Frauenkirche church, there are many narrow streets that invite you to walk, shop or sit in restaurants and cafés.
This unique building that was built to look like a mosque in 1906 used to be a headquarters and factory for a tobacco company.
For shopping in Dresden:
- Dresden Gallery Center
- Altmarkt Gallery Dresden
- Prager Strasse
See something more around Dresden
It is possible to extend this trip with additional locations. The final price will be calculated individually. We recommend the following locations:
The impressive Bastei Rock Bridge is located in a nature sanctuary area with perfect views of the cliffs and the Elbe Canyon. This unique place is definitely recommended as an addition to your trip at any time of the year, definitely worth it!
Königstein Fortress was built on a tableland and became the largest military fortress in Europe and the oldest surviving German barracks. The walls reach a height of 42m and have never been overcome. A great attraction is also a well deep 152.5m.