DRESDEN tourist attractions

+80 attractions

The capital of Saxony and one of the most important German cultural centers. Dresden lies on the Elbe and is known for its baroque buildings rebuilt after the war and magnificent museums, including the Zwinger Palace, which houses the Old Masters Gallery.

Dresden developed during the late Middle Ages from a small trading settlement. However, the real boom brought him time of the rule of the Wettin dynasty, which made it the capital of Saxony and a vibrant cultural center. Baroque palaces, churches and monumental buildings of streets, as well as boulevards on the Elbe, were created at that time. Unfortunately, all the buildings fell into rubble during the Allied carpet raids during World War II. Reconstruction started in the mid-twentieth century still did not end.

The most important part of Dresden from a tourist point of view is the so-called Inner City. It stretches on the banks of the Elbe, where you can admire the panorama from the wide boulevards. It is here that the Frauenkirche church with a huge dome and the Holy Trinity church with the Wettin graves have been rebuilt. In its vicinity stands the Renaissance-Baroque royal castle, as well as the Zwinger Palace with the dining room of the best in Europe collection of old paintings and collections of artistic crafts and porcelain. The former Wettin gems are, in turn, stored in the famous Grunes Gewelbe gallery.

Dresden the most interesting attractions divided into categories

  • Zwinger
    number 1 in the city


    +3attractions inside
  • Royal Palace
    number 7 in the city

    Royal Palace

    +2attractions inside
  • Japanese Palace
    number 23 in the city

    Japanese Palace

    +1Attraction inside
  • Big garden
    number 4 in the city

    Big garden

    +1Attraction inside
  • Park Pillnitz
    number 73 in the city

    Park Pillnitz

    +4attractions inside

DresdenPopular in the area

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