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You would like to see the main hotspots of Dresden? Below are some links that may be useful for planning your tourism activities.
The best way to see the most highlights of Dresden in short time is by bus. Book a great city tour with “hop off, hop on” at 22 stops.
Great City Tour by bus
On the left bank of the Elbe is Dresden's historical centre with buildings from the Renaissance, the Baroque and the 19th century. Despite being devastated in the Second World War, the Altstadt (Old Town) has kept or regained its attractive buildings.
The most well-known symbol of the rebuilding of the city centre is Dresden Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), the magnificent domed Baroque church which again dominates the Dresden skyline.
After the Second World War, Neumarkt square and the symbolic ruins of the Frauenkirche remained almost untouched for half a century before also coming up for construction.
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50 museums, 60 galleries and 36 theatres and stages – a true pleasure for the emotions and intellect alike, and ideal day and evening programmes for every taste and mood.
World-famous attractions are the Old Masters Picture Gallery with Raphael’s “Sistine Madonna”, the former royal treasure collection, the Green Vault and the Albertinum as a museum of contemporary art from the 19th to 21st centuries.
Dresden has earned a similar world reputation as a city of music, with traditions stretching back over 700 years. The Semper Opera House, the Staatskapelle orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic and the Kreuzchor choir are ample testimony.
Attractive festivals, exciting theatre and dance productions, and a series of top events are occasions for a visit to the city whatever the season.
Shopping in Dresden is characterized by just as much exciting variety as the city itself. The city’s broad, for the most part pedestrianized high street begins right opposite the main station and continues along Prager Straße and over the Altmarkt and the Altmarkt-Galerie to Wilsdruffer Straße.
The historic quarter that nestles around the Frauenkirche is also just a short stroll away and boasts a whole host of shops and boutiques offering a wonderful selection of outstanding products.
The Baroque Quarter on the opposite side of the river is renowned for its many luxury outlets and culinary highlights – and just as its ends the "Äußere Neustadt" with its trendy shops, bars and cafés begins.
Use the Interactive map of Dresden to find your favorite hotspots easily.
Further information about Dresden can be find under www.dresden.de.