Dresden – located over the Elbe River in the eastern part of Germany – is the largest tourist centre, also called the “Florence of the North”. Over 10 millions of tourists visit the city every year. Dresden hosts a variety of monuments, the most popular is the Dresdner Schloss – the residential castle erected 800 years ago that personifies Saxon culture and architecture. In 2004 the city was entered onto the UNESCO world heritage list. It can boast of an impressive number of cultural institutions: 37 museum and 40 galleries. Dresden hosts 37 theatres with dominating Opera Sempera. A great many events, film and music festivals take place here, like the International Dance Week, the International Medial Music Festival CYNETart, Dresden Contemporary Music Days, just to mention a few. The Dresden curiosity is Pfunds Molkerei – the dairy products shop that was entered onto the Guinness World Record Book. Unfortunately, taking pictures in the shop is impossible you have to see it with your own eyes. The city hosts the Volkswagen car factory, too. From the strolling promenade (Brühl's Terrace) you could admire the magnificent view over the city and the river.
Train to Dresden
The main city railway station (Dresden Hauptbahnhof) is the largest in Germany at the same time. It serves national connections like, Berlin, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Cologne and international connections to Budapest, Wroclaw, Prague and Bratislava. The train tickets for those trains are available through Polishtrains.eu.
The most popular attractions in Dresden:
- Pillnitz Castle
- Moritzburg Castle
- The Karszewski Museum
- Opera Sempera
Railway stations in Dresden: