Dresden © Susann Städter
The Frauenkirche, the Zwinger, the Semper Opera House, the Residential Palace, the Elbe River, over 50 museums and more than 30 theatres, both large and small – embody the essence of Dresden. The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany. Millions of visitors come to Dresden every year to admire its many attractions. Dresden offers a unique collection of historic buildings, great history and art treasures enchanting people with its own distinctive character. The city owes its description as 'Florence on the Elbe' to the combination of the riches found in its art collections and the Italian influence on its architecture built under Augustus the Strong.
Dresden is also one of the greenest cities in Europe. The Great Garden, the broad meadows along the Elbe, the Heide Forest, numerous palaces, parks and green open spaces in and around Dresden, encourage its inhabitants and visitors to spend time outdoors, and greatly enhance the city’s quality of life.
The colorful side of Dresden is to be seen in the artistic quarter of Äußere Neustadt with its characteristic buildings, many dating back to the end of the 19th century. The untold number of bars, cafés, restaurants, clubs, galleries and small theatres make this lively area of Dresden the undeniable centre of the young, alternative Dresden scene. The Gründerzeit quarter embodies a highly creative spirit of innovation, reflected above all in the abundance of great shops and trendy labels (Dresden Marketing GmbH).
Tourism association of Meißen
+49 (3521) 41940
+49 (3521) 419419
April to October:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m.
Sat/Sun/national holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m.
November to March:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m. to 15:00 p.m. (except for January)