Dresden, Kesselsdorf and Dresden Elbe Valley, are other places in the area which are also worth discovering.
Stop by some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a rewarding holiday destination. In particular, you should make sure you check out Green Vault, Albertinum and Porcelain Collection. To experience Dresden’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the popular live performance venues such as the Semper Opera House. The area is a dream destination for those who love art. Don’t miss the Old Masters Picture Gallery and the Dresden State Art Collections.
Looking for ways to amuse the kids? Discover some of the child-friendly close by. Take a tour of Zoo Dresden, and learn about some of the stars of the animal kingdom.
To really get a feel for the area, head to some of the local sights such as Dresden Castle, Hofkirche and Kreuzkirche. These are popular with locals and tourists alike. History lovers will enjoy Japanese Palace and Zwinger Palace. Whatever your religious background, you'll appreciate the peaceful atmosphere at Freital’s holy places like the Church of Our Lady.
Spend a few hours at the Old Market Square and the New Market Square to scratch that shopping itch.
To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, consider staying close by in one of the area’s many accommodation options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Ibis Dresden Bastei, the Holiday Inn Express Dresden City Centre, or the Swissotel Dresden Am Schloss.