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Dresden
On the banks of the lovely Elbe River, the German city of Dresden is lush and green, filled with forests and gardens and parks. The city is rich with cultural and artistic history; the great operatic composer Wilhelm Wagner debuted a number of works here in the 1800s and, today, an independent light opera company keeps the classical art form modern and fresh. Culture vultures will love the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister and Grünes Gewölbe museums, and architecture buffs will salivate over the mélange of styles reflected in the cityscape.

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Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
This art museum is jam packed with masterpieces by the likes of Rubens and Titian, but it is most famous for Rafael's Sistine Madonna.
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Green Vault
Green Vault
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Zwinger
Zwinger
Attraction type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Frauenkirche
Frauenkirche
Once one of Dresden's most famous cathedrals, this structure is currently undergoing a massive reconstruction project to repair the damage done by Allied bombings.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Tours; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Procession of Princes
Procession of Princes
Owner description: This 394-foot mural along the wall in the Royal Mews courtyard depicts a parade of Saxony rulers, some walking, others on horseback. Scratched into stucco by the artist in 1876... more Owner description: This 394-foot mural along the wall in the Royal Mews courtyard depicts a parade of Saxony rulers, some walking, others on horseback. Scratched into stucco by the artist in 1876, the mural was later recast onto porcelain tiles and, incredibly, survived the 1945 bombing of Dresden that destroyed most buildings. less
Attraction type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Restaurant Genuss-Atelier, Marcus und Nicole Blonkowski GbR
Restaurant Genuss-Atelier, Marcus und Nicole Blonkowski GbR
Ranked #1 of 712 Restaurants in Dresden
Price: $5 - $28
Cuisines: Diner, German
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
To Vietnamese Cuisine
To Vietnamese Cuisine
Ranked #2 of 712 Restaurants in Dresden
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Little India Dresden
Little India Dresden
Ranked #3 of 712 Restaurants in Dresden
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant Stresa
Restaurant Stresa
Ranked #4 of 712 Restaurants in Dresden
Price: $9 - $32
Cuisines: German, Contemporary, International, Fusion
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Karl May Bar
Karl May Bar
Ranked #5 of 712 Restaurants in Dresden
Cuisines: International
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Lollis Homestay
2.0 of 5
Lollis Homestay
$34 - $107 (EUR 28 - 87)
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Kangaroo-Stop Hostel
Kangaroo-Stop Hostel
$32 - $53
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Apartpension Altstadtperle
Apartpension Altstadtperle
$42 - $191
Ranked #12 of 99 Dresden B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

NH Dresden Altmarkt
4.5 of 5
NH Dresden Altmarkt
$88 - $353
Ranked #5 of 124 Hotels in Dresden
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BEST WESTERN Hotel Quintessenz-Forum
4.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN Hotel Quintessenz-Forum
$60 - $109 (EUR 49 - 89)
Ranked #12 of 124 Hotels in Dresden
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Hotel Kipping
3.0 of 5
Hotel Kipping
$62 - $99 (EUR 51 - 81)
Ranked #15 of 124 Hotels in Dresden
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Swissotel Dresden
5.0 of 5
Swissotel Dresden
$116 - $299 (EUR 95 - 244)
Ranked #1 of 124 Hotels in Dresden
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Hotel Suitess zu Dresden
5.0 of 5
Hotel Suitess zu Dresden
$129 - $416 (EUR 105 - 340)
Ranked #2 of 124 Hotels in Dresden
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Bulow Palais
5.0 of 5
Bulow Palais
$142 - $365 (EUR 116 - 298)
Ranked #3 of 124 Hotels in Dresden
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