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Dresden Attractions

Dresden. A thriving state capital that's filled with great things to see and do. Pack a good pair of walking shoes if you're planning to see all that this splendid city has to offer. What does your ideal itinerary look like? Time to find out.

Find out what makes Dresden tick with the very best tours & day trips. Check out our top 94 fun activities in Dresden, and book with ease knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Dresden with Kids

There are lots of outstanding experiences in Dresden that the whole gang will get a buzz out of. These are a few of the best family friendly experiences around.

Free Things to Do in Dresden

Some say the best things in life are free. Check out the following around Dresden:

Procession of Princes - If you'd like to find out more about the area's buzzing arts and culture scene, be sure to pay a visit.

ASP Panama - Discover why animal lovers adore it here.

Dresden Funicular Railway - If you're looking to ramp up the fun factor on your vacation, head straight here.

Diu Dresden International University GmbH - Swing by this modern local landmark and admire its splendid design.

Georg-Treu-Platz - Stroll around this historic site and find out a few secrets from times past.

New Market Square - Hang out for a while in this bustling place and imagine what life would be like as a local resident.

Canaletto Blick - Take things slow and treat yourself to some relaxation time close to the water.

French Institute - Organize a visit and discover the importance of this place to the community.

Church of Our Lady - Gain an understanding of local religious beliefs at this sacred site.

Herzogin Garten - Organize a picnic and enjoy a relaxing walk around the interesting plants.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Dresden

Altstadt

On the south side of the Elbe River is Dresden’s historic center, which features art galleries, grandiose churches, picturesque gardens and shopping districts.

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Innere Vorstadt

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Innere Vorstadt. Spend some time visiting top spots like Church of Our Lady, and catch the metro at Carolaplatz Station or Neustaedter Markt Station to see more of the area.

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Innere Neustadt

Shopping, historic sites, and river views highlight some notable features of Innere Neustadt. Make a stop by Goldener Reiter or Movie Nights at the Elbe while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Albertplatz Station or Carolaplatz Station to get around town.

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Laubegast

Appreciated for its restaurants and riverfront, you might consider exploring Laubegast. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Dresden Elbe Valley, and jump on the metro at Laibacher Strasse Station or Leubener Strasse Station to get around the city.

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Gruna

During your stop in Gruna, check out the restaurants, and jump on the metro at Zwinglistrasse Station to see more of the surrounding area.

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Blasewitz

Learn about innovation in the tech museum, cross the Blue Bridge and admire the impressive façades of the historic villas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Dresden on a rainy day?

If it's bucketing down outside, dive into an indoor activity, like a Comedy Bus Tour through Dresden or a Dresden and Zwinger Gallery one-day bus tour from Prague.

What should I not miss in Dresden?

If you'd like to explore the best of this place, slot these attractions into your itinerary:

  • Semper Opera House
  • Church of Our Lady
  • Zwinger Palace
  • Dresden Castle

Are there cheap things to do in Dresden?

What can you do in Dresden for free?

You'll barely have time to pull your wallet out of your pocket with so many terrific free things to do:

  • Church of Our Lady
  • Blue Wonder Bridge
  • New Market Square
  • Altmarkt-Galerie Dresden