Dresden is the second largest Saxon city on the river Elbe. More than 530 thousand inhabitants live here in an area of 328 km square. Dresden is annually visited by thousands of tourists coming to admire the monuments built mostly in the Baroque style.
Accommodation in Dresden
In the popular tourist destination, Dresden, we can offer more than 200 accommodation options. For more demanding clients, we have several 5 * hotels located mainly in the Old City (Alt Stadt) places near the Frauenkirche church, Main Square (Altmarkt) or in the residential castle (Residenzschloss). The widest range of our offers consists of 3 * and 4 * hotels. The most attractive of them offer views of the river Labe (Elbe). For larger groups or families seeking privacy, we are glad to offer you nice and cozy apartments. Some apartments also offer its' guests breakfasts. Among the most popular accommodation in Dresden we find the Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe, Holiday Inn Express Dresden City Centre, Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski, NH Dresden Altmarkt, The Westin Bellevue Dresden, Swissôtel Dresden Am Schloss, Innside by Meliá Dresden, ACHAT Comfort Dresden or Motel One Dresden - Palaisplatz .
History of Dresden
History of Dresden dates back to the year 1206 when there was a small fishing village. In the 16th century, during the reign of the Saxon Duke Albrecht, the city began to develop. From 1806 to 1918, Dresden became the capital of the Saxons kingdom. In 1945, the city suffered major damage and loss of lives during the bombardment by the allied aircraft. The number of casualties is not yet accurate, but exceeds 20,000. Despite this unfortunate event, Dresden managed to repair almost all of their monuments, which can be now admired by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.
Transportation to Dresden
North of the city, there is an airport (Klotzche-Dresden Airport). Flights are heading into the important German cities, but also to several European destinations such as London, Zurich and Moscow. In the city, you will find two big train stations, Dresden Neustadt (Dresden - New city) and Dresden Hauptbanhof (Dresden - Main Station). The main station is located closer to the city center and therefore closer to all the major attractions of the Old Town. The train station is connected very well to the bus and tram transportation system. As mentioned earlier, the buses and trams leave in regular intervals and can take you to all parts of the city. Dresden is also a very important shipping port. Fans of a biking can explore the city on marked trails throughout the streets. An adventurous memory can be to ride in a horse-drawn carriage. The driver will show you the city from a different viewpoint and points out some interesting facts about the city.
Sights, attractions and activities in Dresden
And what should you see and visit while in Dresden? The most famous building is the well known Zwinger Gallery, where you can find a collection of world famous paintings. The building of the opera house (Semperoper) is located right next to the Zwinger. Beautiful buildings are further the Lutheran Church Frauenkirche, Residential Chateau (Residenzschloss) Brühl Terrace (Brühlsche Terasse) or Hofkirche church which is standing a few meters from the banks of the Elbe. Prager Straße (Prague Street) is the most famous shopping street in Dresden, full of shops and shopping centers. Throughout the year, the city hosts a variety of events, festivals, celebrations and exhibitions. All-time favorite is the Dresden Christmas market, which lasts from 28.11. to 24.12 and is held at the historic Old Market Square. Festively decorated wooden stalls, traditional carols, the smell of mulled wine, punch, grilled meat, souvenirs from local workshops, it's all here for you during this Christmas holidays.
Famous personalities of Dresden
The famous personalities bound up with Dresden are the composer Heinrich Schütz or bandleader, composer and pianist Carl Maria von Weber.