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Which location to choose for 3-day stay

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Which location to choose for 3-day stay


we are a family of 4 (2 kids 5 and 7 yrs old). We are planning to travel to Berlin, at the end of June, stay there 5 nights and then go to Dresden for 3 nights.

We prefer to book apartments, but have no idea which area to choose in Dresden. Is it better to stay near Altstadt, or Neustadt? Or more important is: is there any area that we should avoid?


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1. Re: Which location to choose for 3-day stay

Good choice to book apartment (Ferienwohnung, in german) they are plentiful and most local tourists use this option. If you can then stay in the Altstadt, that will put you closer to the many attractions within walking distance. Although I had stayed in an area just south of the train station and had no problems at all. Cant think of any area to be avoided.. unless it is too far from the center or doenst have public transport stop nearby

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2. Re: Which location to choose for 3-day stay

As the previous poster said, there is not really an area to avoid in Dresden. I think a tourist probably does not want to stay in one of the districts that's full of apartment blocks from the communist era (like Gorbitz or Prohlis), but even these are not 'to avoid'.

The old town (Altstadt) would be most central for most tourist highlights. The New Town (Neustadt) is split in two very different parts: Inner Neustadt (around Königstraße and Hauptstraße), which is relatively quiet, a more upscale neighbourhood with more expensive shops, Baroque townhouses, nice pedestrian zone; and the Outer Neustadt (north of Albertplatz), which is the vibrant nightlife district, mostly younger (many students) people, lots of restaurants (internation/ethnic, too), bars, small theatres, clubs etc. And then there are the beautiful 19th century residential areas like Blasewitz, Striesen, Strehlen, Loschwitz, Weißer Hirsch ... which are also excellent choices if you want it a bit quieter, away from the tourists, also with nice little shops and restaurants, and only a short tram ride from the old town.

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