City Guide Dresden, Germany

Visiting Dresden

Historically, Dresden was famed for its beautiful art and architecture, so much so that it was referred to as ‘The Florence of the Elbe’. However, following the allied bombing of Dresden in WW2 and many years of Soviet rule, the city became vastly different to when it was home to the Kings of Saxony. Much in the way of restoration work has been undertaken and continues today in order to bring back the city’s former glory.

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Dresden City Reviews

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    Dresden is full of interesting gothic architecture. The old town is packed with exciting attractions and this city absolutely requires a tour given the WWII history.

    Insider Tip:Go to the new part of town and visit the year round Christmas market. If you like Kurt Vonnegut go to Dresden.

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    Dresden is a neat city with lots of beautiful buildings. It's very clean and the weather was great while we were there. While there are many museums in Dresden, the two that I attended were somewhat underwhelming. Specifically, the war museum was horribly organized, and the hygiene museum was very campy. Overall, it's a great city with lots of interesting history.

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    Cute Quieter Town.

    If you're looking to see the aftermath of the Dresden bombings, you won't, but there is lots to see other than that. Very cool city that is less touristy, and more genuine and friendly than Berlin.

    Insider Tip:Hang out in Neustadt after hours, and go to the Lebowski bar!

  • 80%


    Beautiful old town on the river Elbe and buzzing new town with plenty of bars from quiet drinking establishments to dance venues. Definitely a hidden gem, with the new town area having enough happening to match any alternative bar district of bigger cities. Locals are very friendly, highly recommend.

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    Very nice city

    Didn't know much before going, but amazing to see the old city. The buildings are an impressive sight to see.

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