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A stroll through the New Town
Our starting point is the Rathaus (City hall) on Dr.- sculptor Ernst Rietschel. However, all else pales next former city fortifications. Below the balustrade you 14 Meissner Strasse. On the opposite side, you will see the former fortifications in the nine-
Külz-Ring, which was built between 1904 and 1910. A to the unrivaled view of the Elbe with its period will see the Nymphenbad fountain, surrounded by the surviving gatehouse of the Weisses Tor (White teenth century, it has preserved its
model of the city in the atrium shows the projects paddle-wheel steamers and the Neustadt on the far female sandstone figures. The fountain is modeled on Gate, 1827 – 29) at some distance to the left, and originality down through the ages, an
intended to make Dresden once again one of the most shore. Roman and Tuscan originals. The splendid Baroque behind it a large Art Nouveau office building. attractive mixture of posh streets and
beautiful cities in Germany. Now let us turn our attention once again to the architecture of the group, constructed by Matthäus Now cross the four-lane road at the tram stop and go narrow lanes, patrician houses and
The Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross, 1), only immediate vicinity. The yellow, Neobaroque building Daniel Pöppelmann between 1710 and 1738 as a on across Palaisplatz with the fountain in the middle back courts full of nooks and crannies.
a few steps away, now takes the place of the was once the palace of the second-born princes festival square, blends uniquely with the sculp- to Königstrasse (16). A great fire destroyed Alten- This large quarter built in the period
Nikolaikirche (Church of St. Nicholas), which was (“secundogeniture”). The Saxon parliament used to tures from the workshop of Balthasar Permoser. dresden on the right bank of the Elbe in 1685. By re- promoterism is located between Bautz-
built in the thirteenth century. The present church convene in the Ständehaus next door. The large flight The crown, eagle and coat of arms are the regal building the neighborhood as the “New King’s Town”, ner Strasse and Priessnitzstrasse, Bi-
was built in the late Baroque and early Classicistic of outdoor stairs is bounded by four groups of figures, embodiment of Augustus the Strong, while 16 Augustus the Strong made his dream of a Baroque schofsweg and Königsbrücker Strasse,
style between 1764 and 1800. It each of which represents a time of day. Descending the nymphs, satyrs and putti stand for this residence come true. Oriented toward the and is brought alive by the contrast be-
is the home of the Kreuzchor boys’ the steps will bring you to Schlossplatz. The former Saxon ruler’s joie de vivre. He had him- The New Town gives us an idea of how the city looked central axis of the Japanese Palace, König- tween buildings that have already been

choir, whose tradition reaches back more than 700 Catholic Hofkirche (6), christened the Cathedral 10
self pictured on the wall pavilion in the guise prior to 1945. Here we find preserved a bit of Baroque strasse was built in 1731 according to Pöp- carefully restored and old, run-down


years. Another reminder of the great Sanctissimae Trinitatis and elevated to the status of of Hercules carrying the globe of the world. and turn-of-the-century Dresden. pelmann’s design. The unbroken rows of houses, from fancy cocktail bars and
part Dresden played in music history bishop’s residence of the diocese of Dresden- The city pavilion opposite (also called Coming from Theaterplatz cross over Augustus Bridge. patrician houses, restored at great traditional taverns, from trendy pubs
A stroll through the Old Town

is the sandstone relief in the Wedding Meissen in 1980, was built between 1738 and 1755 the Glockenspielpavillon on account The Blockhaus (14) left of the New Town end of the expense, provide a good impression of 45 and specialty restaurants around Alaunstrasse and
Chapel bearing a portrait of Heinrich by Gaetano Chiaveri and Johann Christoph Knöffel of the bells made of Meissen China bridge was built between 1732 and 1755 after a how Dresden used to look. The many inner Louisenstrasse. Whether Spanish, French, Turkish


Schütz. Called the »Father of German and is a unique combination of Roman and German which were added in 1936) houses the design by Zacharias Longuelune and was to serve as courtyards are also worth a glance. Some or Italian, the cuisine is international, and there’s
Music«, he was Hofkapellmeister 5 Baroque architecture. The altarpiece is the work of porcelain collection, the most impor- the New Town guard house. Taking the stairway in accommodate tucked-away restaurants, no official closing hour. And an underground culture
(Court Music Director) in Dresden for Anton Raffael Mengs (1751), the Rococo pulpit was tant of its kind in the world. front of the building will bring you down to the Elbe while others invite you to spend some time scene has already emerged: it includes projects like
55 years. From the tower you can made by Balthasar Permoser (1722), the organ by The tour now leads us through the pavil- Meadows, and a few meters farther to Hotel Bellevue. shopping in their elegant boutiques and the Projekttheater and lots of small art galleries. An
look out over the roofs of the Old Gottfried Silbermann (1755) and the Pietà of Dresden ion into Sophienstrasse and on through the This hotel complex, which opened in 1985, features a passageways full of stores.
Town and far across the Elbe china by Friedrich Press (1973). In the crypt you small lane between the castle and the cathedral to Baroque mansion which was converted into a royal At the back of the Dreikönigskirche, the
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Valley. will find the sarcophagus of the Wettins and a case Schlossplatz. Georgentor Gate serves as an entrance chancellery. street widens to a square, adorned by the
If you now leave the front entrance, containing the heart of Augustus the Strong. both to the castle exhibition and to the Hausmanns- Rebekka-Brunnen (Rebecca Fountain), built in 1864.
the Altmarkt (Old Market) will ap- The best impression of Theaterplatz and the turm tower, from where you can enjoy perhaps the Then the Baroque Cultural City Hall follows on the left.
pear before you, the oldest and buildings surrounding it is from the equestrian very best view of the historic Old Town and the Elbe. You should turn right, however, and take the few
largest of the city’s squares. This statue in its center. It is a likeness of King Jo- Be sure to take a look at the Stallhof (Royal Mews, 11) steps to Hauptstrasse (Main Street).
20
square is host to lively markets hann (1801 – 1873), who was the first to with its sgraffito-style frescoes and its medieval tilt- 15 The Dreikönigskirche (17) was built between 1732
several times a year, first and ing yard, which has been kept in its original form. The and 1739 by George Bähr and Matthäus Daniel Pöp-
foremost the Striezel- pelmann. Its Neobaroque tower, which offers a splen-
markt (Striezel – yeast dough 1
did vista, was added approximately 100 years later. It
baked in the shape of a plait), the oldest Christmas has now been reconstructed and is used as a center
Market in all of Germany. After being destroyed in for church meetings. One part of the building is also
1945, this large square was rebuilt between 1953 and used for church services. Inside the church, a torso of
1956 with imposing houses to the east and west remi- the Baroque altar by Benjamin Thomae recalls the unofficial symbol of the Neustadt is the Kunst -
niscent of the Dresden Baroque style. New office and Our route now takes us past the Glockenspiel to the night in 1945 when Dresden was destroyed by bombs. hofpassage (45) between Alaunstr. 70 and Görlit-
commercial buildings were built on the south side. Japanese Palace (15). Started in 1714 and enlarged in Below the organ loft you will see one of Dresden’s zer Str. 21-25. Teams of artists here redesigned
Completing the ensemble in the north is the Kultur- 1723 – 33 in the late Baroque-Classicistic style, this 17 most significant surviving Renaissance monuments. five interconnected courtyards and created a fan-
palast (Cultural Centre, 31), opened in 1969. This fes- four-winged building was originally intended to ac- The 12.5-meter »Dresden Danse Macabre«, created tastic open-air labyrinth with romantic bars, small
tival hall, with seating for 2,400, is not only the scene 6 7 commodate the porcelain collection of Augustus the between 1534 and 1536 by Christoph Walter, was shops and craft workshops.
of regular concerts with the Dresden Philharmonic translate Dante’s Divine Comedy into German tercets. Strong. This intent is still visible in the curved roofs, originally located at the old Georgentor Gate of Dres- Now our route takes us to the left
Orchestra, but also hosts a great number of other con- Toward the Elbe, you can see the Italienisches Dörf- 13 the relief on the gable above the portal and the Chi- den Castle. through Alaunstrasse. Nearly one kilo-
certs and events. chen. This faithfully restored historical restaurant Kanzleihaus with its magnificent Renaissance gable, nese herms in the inner courtyard. Today it houses Opposite the church is the Neustädter Markthalle meter long, it runs through almost the
Now go to the right along Wilsdruffer Strasse, which owes its name to the Italian workers who built the was fully restored in 1998. Walking along Augustus- the Museum of Ethnology. (20), a covered market which has been faithfully entire length of Äussere Neustadt and
was devised as an extra-wide street during the social- cathedral. strasse is like traveling through the history of Saxony: From the small hill near the building, which is restored to serve as an attractive shopping venue. leads to Alaunplatz, which was used
ist reconstruction in order to accommodate large pa- Directly adjacent to the Hofkirche is the Residenz- along the 102-meter Fürstenzug (Procession of Prin- a remnant of the city’s fortifications, you Now continue along Hauptstrasse and you will notice for infantry drills until 1945. Above the
rades, and you will reach the Landhaus (2). Built be- schloss (Royal Palace, 7) boasting a Neorenais- ces, 12), all the rulers of Saxony from 1123 to 1904 are have a very lovely view of the opera and the on the right three houses of late Baroque design. The square, the garrison church stands out
tween 1770 and 1775 in the Baroque style to serve sance facade and lots of towers. Standing 100 on display. At the end of the large mural made of cathedral, similar to that which Canaletto keystone over the entrance portal of the red-painted between the Albertstadt barracks. Now
as a meeting place for the provincial legislature of meters high, Hausmannsturm tower is the oldest. 24,000 tiles of Meissen china, we come to the Johan- painted in the mid-18th century. The well- building refers to the former Societätstheater (35) turn right into Böhmische Strasse. Only
Saxony, it now houses the City Museum and the City While the lower sections of the castle date back to neum (13). Built as royal stables in 1586 – 91 and later known city views done by this court behind it, which has been holding performances seven meters wide, it is one of the New
Gallery. the 14th century, the inner court, with sgraffito paint- converted into an art gallery, it is now home to the painter now hang in the Old Masters’ again since extensive renovation was concluded in Town’s narrowest streets. After a short
Our route now leads past the massive police head- ing inspired by Italian models, is a reflection of its Transport Museum. From this point, it is only a few Art Gallery. October 1998. Next door, in no. 13, lived the painter time, you will then reach Martin-Luther-
quarters, built in the early 1870’s, and through Land- condition in the 16th century. Reconstruction as a steps past the Kulturpalast back to the Altmarkt, Past the palace and the statue of Fried- Gerhard von Kügelgen and his son Wilhelm, who Platz. The church named after the re-
hausstrasse to the Frauenkirche (3) on Neumarkt. museum complex for the State Art Collections where our tour of the Old Town comes to an end. rich August I, the first king of painted a picture of Dresden in his autobiographies former was built from 1883 through 1887
Instead of a medieval St. Mary’s church, Germany’s began in 1985. The first museums to move into their Saxony, you will come to Grosse around the year 1800. In the Kügelgenhaus (18), in Romanesque style to mark Luther’s


A 13 Berlin 4 km


most important Protestant church was erected here, new rooms were the Green Vault and the Cabinet of Sights, museums
painters and poets of the early romantic movement 400th birthday. The stately houses surrounding the
following the designs of George Bähr, between 1726 Prints and Drawings. Across the street, the Old 1 Kreuzkirche were also welcome guests. The Museum of Dresden square, with their facades of sandstone and colored
and 1743. Its characteristic dome, called the “stone Town Guard House, also known as the Schinkel- Goethe-
Institut 2 Landhaus Romanticism documents this important period. At the clinker, used to be officers’ quarters. Behind the
bell” owing to its shape, collapsed on February 15, wache (8) after its architect, is reminiscent of a • city museum, City Gallery Dresden end of Hauptstrasse we find the Neustädter Markt church, to the left in Pulsnitzer Strasse, you will find

1945 after the bomb raids. A moving anti-war monu- Greek temple. Inside the building is the ticket office 3 Frauenkirche (Neustadt Market), dominated by the Goldener Reiter Saxony’s oldest Jewish cemetery (21) and the center
ment until the early 1990’s, the church has since re- of the Saxon State Opera. Behind it, Taschen-
NEUSTADT 4 Brühl Terrace • fortress Dresden
(“Golden Rider” monument) the well-known, larger- for Jewish culture, HATIKVA (for visits or keys to
5 Albertinum – closed until june 2010
gained its original appearance, largely through dona- bergpalais, which opened as a five-star hotel in than-life equestrian statue of Augustus the Strong. jewish cemetery, contact HATIKVA, telephone

Radeberg
• New Masters’ Gallery 18
tions received from all over the world (reconsecration 1995, has been restored to its Baroque pastel • Sculpure Collection Ceremoniously unveiled in 1736, it was taken to 802 04 89).
in October 2005). Around the church, too, the histo- splendor. 6 Cathedral safety before the end of the war and set up Now return to Bautzner Strasse and head away from
7 Royal Castle at its original location on the occasion of the town center, for you should on no account miss
➝ • Green Vault Dresden’s 750-year anniversary in 1956.
45 • Collections of Prints and Drawings
The Museum of Saxon Folk Art in the west 21
➝ • Turkish Room (from December 2009)
Schinkelwache wing of the Jägerhof (19), the city’s oldest

Pillnitz
8
preserved Renaissance building, is well
Messe Dresden

Bahnhof 9 Semper Opera House


Dresden
Neustadt 10 Zwinger worth a brief detour. Across the street, two
21 • Old Masters’ Art Gallery large ministry buildings are home to the

22 • Armory
2 8 Saxon State Government (left with crown,
• Porcelain Collection
28
• Sculpture collection (until May 2010)
built 1900 – 04) and the Ministry of Finance
(1890 – 94).

Wunder
11 Stallhof Royal Mews
38
rical square is being reconstructed with its once Look farther on and your gaze will fall directly upon 40 12 Fürstenzug Procession of Princes Now we stroll along Hauptstrasse back to
famous buildings. the Semper Gallery in the Zwinger. This is the home of 13 Johanneum • Transport Museum Albertplatz. Here, two monumental foun-
The two neighboring yellow gatehouses are part of the Old Masters’ Art Gallery and the Rüstkammer
➝ 14 Blockhaus tains immediately catch the eye, designed

Blaues
17
Chemnitz

16 35 20
46 15 Japanese Palace
the Coselpalais. (Armory). Finally, on the west side of the square, we 18 by Robert Diez in 1894. On the left, an inter-
• Museum of Ethnology
Directly next to the Academy of Art, on Georg-Treu- have the impressive Semper Opera House, built be- 47 active micromuseum is devoted to author Pfund’s Molkerei (22), the “most beautiful dairy

25 16 Königstrasse
Platz, you can climb the steps to the Brühlsche tween 1871 and 1878 according to the plans of Gott- ➝ 15 17 Dreikönigskirche and poet Erich Kästner. On its south-easternmost store in the world” – for one thing, because of its
Terrasse (4). Beforehand, however, it is well worth
A4

fried Semper. The house was completely destroyed in Internationales


Congress Center
19 18 Kügelgenhaus edge, at the corner of Georgenstraße, the Neoba- impressive interior, and for another, of course, for its
Dresden
taking a side trip through Dresden’s “underworld”, 1945 and reopened in 1985 after extensive recon- • Museum of Dresden Romanticism roque sandstone facade of Villa Eschebach once again huge selection of cheeses. The store’s entry in the
19 Jägerhof • Museum of Saxon Folk Art
the casemates of the medieval fortifications. The struction. It is the only theater in Germany that bears 14 shines forth in new splendor. It’s well worth taking a Guinness Book of Records is further proof of its
• Puppet Theatre Collection
Albertinum (5) on the right is home to the New the name of its architect. The sumptuous interior of 20 Market Hall
glance inside to see the just renovated Art-Nouveau uniqueness.
Masters’ Gallery and the Sculpture Collection (closed 30 21 Jewish Cemetery steel structure of the old Palmenhaus, which is now To end your tour, we suggest that you choose be-
9
during the renovation until june 2010). A 22 Pfund`s Dairy the customer lobby of a bank. The house facades on tween the following: if you want to return to the town
37 6
A new synagogue has been built between 23 German Hygiene Museum the north side are dwarfed by Dresden’s first sky- center as fast as possible, take the tram. But if you
8 4
24 Palace in the Grosser Garten
the Albertinum and Carola Bridge to replace 10
5 have time and are in the mood, what about a shop-
12 25 Yenidze (former tobacco bureau)
7 ping trip around the New Town? Here you will find
the old one destroyed by the Nazis in the A 11
3 44 27
13 Volkswagen „Glass Manufactory“ 19
night of pogroms of 1938. 31
28 Erich Kästner museum
everything your heart desires: elegant boutiques,
Originally designed to be a private garden A 44 New Synagogue small grocer’s shops, traditional crafts, young fash-
34
for Saxon Prime Minister Count Brühl and A 2 45 Kunsthof Passage ions, art galleries and secondhand goods. Of course,
later opened to the public, this famous 46 Craft-art passages you can also go down to the banks of the Elbe. From
3 33 47 Kunsthaus Dresden
terrace known as “Europe’s Balcony” soon became 1 there take a walk through the Rosengarten, enjoy-
the most popular promenade in Dresden. Start your 39 Theaters, Cultural Centers ing a fantastic view of the city skyline, until you
stroll at the Belvedere Garden across from the Alber- 9 Semper Opera House eventually return to Augustus Bridge.
32 A 30 Theatre barge
tinum and continue down the Elbe toward Theater- 22
platz. ALTSTADT 27 31
32
Schauspielhaus Theatre
“Herculeskeule” satire theatre
Along the way, you will encounter many monuments: 36 Stü 33 Dresden Comedy Theatre
be
lall
for Johann Friedrich Böttger, the inventor of Euro- ee 34 Kulturpalast scraper, built in 1929 on the corner of Antonstrasse
pean porcelain, for the painter Caspar David Fried- 23 35 Societätstheater and Königsbrücker Strasse right next door, the small,
rich, the master builder Gottfried Semper and the 9 the Semper Opera House (9) is best appreciated as 36 Puppet Theater pyramid-like building marks the site of an artesian
tr. 37 “Breschke & Schuch” Cabaret
part of a guided tour. er
-S well. The water gets to the actual well on the other side
an
kn 38 Jazz Club Neue Tonne
Now go past the memorial to Carl Maria von Weber, H
-. D Großer 39 wechselbad Theatre
of the street through an underground pipeline. It was
4 who was Hofkapellmeister in Dresden from 1816 to A
Garten 40 Theatre Kleines Haus designed in the form of a round temple by Hans Erl-
1826, between the opera house and the gallery up to Dresden -S
tr.
Tourist Information
wein. A few steps farther on stands a monument to
Hauptbahnhof ca
the former city wall. Look back once more at the lovely uc the writer Erich Kästner, born in 1899 in the immediate
Pal A Starting points of city tours
t- 24
re
view afforded by Theaterplatz and Residenzschloss, G
Service centers of vicinity.
before turning to Dresden’s most famous architec- Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG This is where Äussere Neustadt (Outer New Town) be-
tural structure, the Zwinger (10). It owes its name – gins. You will hardly find a place that exudes more of


Zwinger means outer bailey – to its location on the the atmosphere of Old Dresden. Established outside
Music, theater

Annual highlights

Around Dresden
Dresden’s fame is inseparably bound up with its great Church Surrounded by the heights of the Osterzgebirge (East-
musical tradition: the Dresdner Kreuzchor boys’ choir
“Maria am Wasser”
SemperOperaball ern Ore Mountains), the sandstone cliffs of Saxon
is more than 500 years old. On Saturdays, the choir
sings vespers in Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy
Cross, summer 6.00 p. m., winter 5.00 p. m.).
SemperOpenairball
January
Switzerland and the gently rolling Lusatian Hills, this
city on the Elbe is ideal for excursions of all kinds: to
the west of Dresden lies Radebeul. The vine-covered
Dresden

and Saxon hospitality


slopes around Wackerbarth Castle and the historic
Operetta Ball vineyard of Hoflössnitz give it an almost Mediterra-
March nean flair. By contrast, the Karl May Museum spirits
visitors off to the Wild West. From Radebeul, a steam-
Prager Strasse, Altmarkt and Wilsdruffer Strasse are operated narrow-gauge railroad will take you through
Dresden Film Festival the main shopping centres in Dresden’s Old Town. On picturesque country dotted with ponds to the Ba-
Mid April roque castle of Moritzburg in only 30 minutes. Highlights | Tours | Tips

»Green« Dresden
Erich Kästner described Dresden as a triad of history, these broad streets you will find department stores
art and nature, and the city is still a green metropolis and small shops with a wide vari- Meissen is the historic hub of Saxony. Albrechtsburg
today. Dresden Waltz Night ety of offerings. The side streets is Germany’s earliest example of a residential castle,
The expansive Elbe Meadows reach into the town cen- are also well worth a detour. On Meissen Cathedral an impressive model of pure Gothic
April
ter, affording relaxing peace and quiet to visitors and the Neustadt bank of the Elbe, the style. Beneath the castle hill stretch-
natives alike. Occasionally you can even run into a tree-lined Hauptstrasse not only es a sea of gabled houses
Semperoper
herd of sheep. Steamer parade invites you to go shopping, but
The Dresden State Orchestra, one of world’s Far from the madding crowds, the Elbe bicycle path May 1 also to spend some time in one of
leading orchestras, plays in the magnificent wends its way along the river from the Altstadt to the the many restaurants and cafés.
Semper Opera House. Its name is directly Czech border and downstream to Meissen. Cyclists And Dresden’s posh Königstrasse offers you high-class
linked with more than 300 years of opera have ample opportunity to quench their thirst in the International Dixieland Festival dining and elegant shopping facilities in a Baroque
history in Saxony. Famous composers, such many beer and wine gardens and tourist restaurants Mid May ambiance. The fringe area of the
Moritzburg
as Weber, Wagner and Strauss, brought musi- along the way. New Town exudes an atmosphere of
cal theater in Dresden to full bloom. On holi- Dresden Heath with its varied landscape begins right Dresden Music Festival its own, marked by contrasts even in the old town. The famous Meissen porcelain manu-
days, the Dresdner Kapellknaben boys’ choir at the city limits in the northeast, inviting you to take in shopping. Elegant boutiques and factory presents past and present masterpieces made
and the Cathedral Choir perform near-oper- a romantic bicycle tour or hike. This forested area Late May to early June small shops with quirky offerings, from the “white gold”.
atic Catholic sacred music in the Hofkirche covers around three fourths of the district of Dresden. arts and crafts and kitsch, branded Be sure not to miss a tour on one of the paddle wheel
(Court Church). At the vespers service on The Grosser Garten park covers an area of two square Elbhangfest Riverside Festival products and second-hand goods steamers of the Saxon Steamboat Company into
Saturday afternoons you can hear the famous kilometers, joining the Bürgerwiese public common Last weekend in June are waiting to be discovered in the Saxon Switzerland. From the cliffs of the Bastei you
Richard Wagner
Silbermann organ (May through October). with the town center. The centrally located Palais is narrow lanes. can enjoy the splendid view of the Elbe Valley below
Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, which gives Dresden’s first Baroque building. The park boasts a A good tip for the evening: the wine and the surrounding plateau. Below the viewpoint in
Television tower

concerts in the Kulturpalast almost every zoo, botanical gardens, a park theater, an open-air Summer arena cellars, cocktail bars, beer gardens Rathen, the open-air cliff theater entices people to
weekend, also enjoys worldwide fame. stage and a boating pond, which can all be rea- June and restaurants in this quarter visit throughout the summer. Its program consists of
Not to forget light entertainment: The Dres- ched easily and comfor- tably on the small stand practically shoulder to shoul- operas and plays, including Karl May’s Wild West
den State Operetta features operettas and park railroad run by school children. der. Saxon cuisine favors hearty plays. Further upstream, Germany’s biggest fortress
Long Night of Science
musicals every day except Mondays. meals. Give the Sauerbraten a try, the potato soup or towers over the small town of Königstein. From Bad

Shopping
June / July the tasty Quarkkeulchen (»drumsticks« made with Schandau, you can take the environmentally friendly
curd). Order a Pilsener and dark beer from the region, tram through the romantic Kirnitzschtal Valley.
Dresden Museum Summer Night or a fine drop of Meissen wine. Enjoy your cup of cof- Stolpen Castle is also a popular sight among visitors,
For more information consult the list of fee with delicious Dresden Eierschecke (cake with egg since it is here that Countess Cosel, once a mistress
Carl Maria v. Weber July
monthly events or visit our website on: cover filled with sweet curd) and at Christmas time, of of Augustus the Strong, lived in captivity for nearly
http://www.dresden.de/veranstaltungen course, a piece of Dresden Christstollen. 50 years.
Dresden Palaces Night
July
Palace
in Grosser Garten

Sophisticated architecture as the setting for an inno-


Elbe Bank Film Nights
vative combination of art and production: Volkswa- July - August
gen’s so-called »Glass Manufactory« alongside the
Grosser Garten Park promises visitors a completely Classic Open Air on the Neumarkt
new experience. Golfers have excellent opportunities
to indulge in their favorite game outside the city gates
square
in Ullersdorf and Possendorf, all situated in attractive August
State Theatre countryside. Saxon
Company Switzerland

■ Capital of the Free State of Saxony

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Museums

Dresden in brief
Forty museums and many private galleries mainly It’s not the arts that have a long tradition in Dresden, The Erz (ore) Mountains, also called “Christmas Coun-
dedicated to contemporary art have given Dresden
the reputation of being a city of culture and the arts.
but also innovative ideas and creativity. Ever since the
Baroque period, Dresden has been the birthplace of Zwinger Festival Dresden
■ City area 320 km2, 50 km2 of which is forested
■ Population 501,000
try”, are best seen from the town of Seiffen, the capi-
tal of the traditional art of wood-carving. In Frauen-
Discover Dresden
stein, a museum recalls the master organ builder
The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters’ Art
Gallery) with Raphael’s famous “Sistine Madonna”,
many inventions, such as the first European porce-
lain, the first long-distance railroad, the first German
August
Climate Gottfried Silbermann, some of whose works have with the Dresden Card
and the Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vaults) of the royal Pilsener beer, the coffee filter, the bra, the SLR cam- Pillnitz Palace Night Mild, owing to the effect of the Elbe Valley been preserved in the churches of the surrounding
Average temperature: 9 °C villages. One of the largest and most significant Dresden City Card, Free Rid
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August instruments stands in Freiberg Cathedral.


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Coldest month: January Bautzen, in the heart of Upper Lusatia, with its medi- Dresden Regional Card Discoun
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Siemens Microelectronics Center Dresden

August Highways and regional roads mended destination for a short trip.
■ Highways (Autobahnen) A 4, A 13, A 17 In the course of a day trip you can also easily reach
■ Regional roads (Bundesstrassen) B 6, B 97, B 170, Leipzig, Berlin and Prague from Dresden.
OSTRALE – International B 172, B 173 In the city of Radeberg, known for its beer, 15 km from
exhibition of contemporary art Freiberg Cathedral Dresden, you will find one of the most modern brew-
September Railroads eries in Germany – the Radeberger Export Beer Brew-
■ Daily links with all major German cities
■ Linked to the ICE high-speed and EC/IC network
TonLagen - Dresden Festival of ■ International connections with more than
Historical Green Vault
Contemporary Music 10 major European cities
Early October ■ Two long-distance train stations
treasure chambers enjoy international acclaim. Over era, industrially produced evaporated milk, the tooth-
100 exhibits, among them the golden coffee service paste tube, mouthwash and much more.
and Johann Melchior Dinglinger’s “Court of the Grand Infineon, Advanced Micro Devices and Motorola have Dresden Jazz Festival
Mogul“, are to be seen in the modern rooms for the now settled here, making Dresden a leading high tech November
“Neues Grünes Gewölbe“ (New Green Vault), while location in Europe. The city on the Elbe is home to
the “Historisches Grünes Gewölbe“ (Historical Green more than 120 research facilities. CYNETART Festival Get your Dresden Cards at the Tourist Information office, the Dresden
Vault) presents its riches in the magnificently restored The 14 departments of the Technical University offer
original rooms of the historical treasure chamber. The the entire spectrum of a full-scale university, along- November Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB) Service centre, the VVO Mobilitätszentralen,
Bautzen
Zwinger’s porcelain collection features numerous side other institutions of higher learning for engineer- the Dresden State Art Collection, and in many hotels and through the
specimens of Chinese, Japanese and early Meissen
porcelain, which are counted among the most signifi-
ing and business, the visual arts, music and church
music. Dresden has around 40,000 enrolled students.
Dresden Striezelmarkt ery. This was the first brewery in Germany to brew Pil-
sener-style beer. In Radeberg you can see how Rade-
Booking hotline: +49 (0)351 50 160 160
December
cant in the world. A number of language schools invite you to learn Ger- berger Pilsner – one of Germany’s leading premium
In the historic Jägerhof, which is now man in Dresden, including the Goethe Institute and beers – is brewed and bottled in ultramodern facil-
New Years Eve on
home to the Museum of Saxon Folk
Art, you can get to know traditional
the Foreign Academic Affairs
Office of the Technical Dresden’s Theaterplatz
ities.
After the guided tour, you can enjoy Saxon hospitality
Tourist Information
Saxon customs, such as bobbin- University. December 31 in the form of a freshly poured glass of Radeberger Pil-
lace making, indigo printing, peas- sener in the historic Kaiserhof (Emperor’s Court), the at the Kulturpalast in the Altmarkt
ant folk art and wood carving. Publisher brewery’s own cozy tavern.
The most famous exhibit of the Dresden
The Radeberger Brewery team looks forward to wel- I Information and accommodation enquiries
World Trade Center
German Hygiene Museum is the Dresden
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Tours of the city A17 coming you. I Book city tours/sight-seeing walks
08/10
Gläserne Frau, a see-through Starting several times each day at the following Tours (in German) for 15 or more persons, I Hire audio Guides in German and English
Nominal charge points of departure:
model of the human body. Con- please apply 5 days in advance, I Dresden Cards and Souvenirs
0,50 Euro
stantly changing exhibitions illu- ■ Theaterplatz/Augustus Bridge, Tel. (+ 49 35 28) 45 48 80, Fax (+ 49 35 28) 45 48 88
Old Masters’
minate numerous aspects of Photographs ■ Wilsdruffer Straße/Ostra-Allee
Art Gallery, Archiv DMG, Archiv Opening hours: Mailing address:
Sistine Madonna human life. ■ Postplatz
Michel Sandstein, Mon to Fri: 10 AM – 7 PM Dresden Tourismus GmbH
The Transport Museum on Neu- Air traffic
Dittrich, Döring, Frerk, Sat: 10 AM – 6 PM Prager Straße 2b
markt features all kinds of historic Höhler, Krull, Mädlow,
Tours of the city on foot ■ Airport in Dresden-Klotzsche,
vehicles under its roof, and Pillnitz Radeberger Exportbier- Daily from Theaterplatz, and from March to 9 km from town center Sun: 10 AM – 3 PM 01069 Dresden, Germany
Palace, with its arts and crafts brauerei, Sächsische October from Zwinger/Kronentor and Augustus ■ 2 terminals, 1,200 parking spaces January – March Fax: +49 351 50 160 166
museum, is definitely worth a Dampfschiffahrt, Bridge ■ Feeder traffic with surburban train shortened opening hours
Siemens Pressebild,
visit. Tourist Info and
SLUB/Deutsche Foto-
Steamboat tours Order information Booking hotline:
thek, Staatliche Kunst-
sammlungen Dresden, During the season guided tours and scheduled material at: Tel.: +49 (0)351 50 160 160
“Athena Lemnia” Staatsschauspiel/ trips daily from the Terrassenufer, on weekends Radeberger Export info@dresden.travel Mon to Sat: 9 AM – 6 PM
Sculpture collection Böhme, Strehlow with jazz music and dancing Beer Brewery

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