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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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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: Churches & Cathedrals; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Zwinger
Zwinger
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Green Vault
Green Vault
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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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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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: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Restaurant Daniel
Restaurant Daniel
Ranked #1 of 887 Restaurants in Dresden
Price: $6 - $27
Cuisines: Healthy, Gastropub, German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Genuss-Atelier
Genuss-Atelier
Ranked #2 of 887 Restaurants in Dresden
Price: $3 - $21
Cuisines: German, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Diner, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Delicatessen, Gastropub
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Little India Dresden
Little India Dresden
Ranked #3 of 887 Restaurants in Dresden
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Restaurant Stresa
Restaurant Stresa
Ranked #4 of 887 Restaurants in Dresden
Price: $8 - $29
Cuisines: German, Mediterranean, European, Central European, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dresdner Kaffeestubchen
Dresdner Kaffeestubchen
Ranked #5 of 887 Restaurants in Dresden
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Lollis Homestay
2.0 of 5
Lollis Homestay
$21 - $71 (€19 - €63)
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Kangaroo-Stop Hostel
Kangaroo-Stop Hostel
$23 - $52
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Hostel Louise 20
Hostel Louise 20
$31 - $61
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Star Inn Hotel Premium Dresden im Haus Altmarkt, by Quality
3.0 of 5
Star Inn Hotel Premium Dresden im Haus Altmarkt, by Quality
$73 - $159
Ranked #6 of 123 Hotels in Dresden
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Motel One Dresden am Zwinger
3.0 of 5
Motel One Dresden am Zwinger
$77 - $89
Ranked #10 of 123 Hotels in Dresden
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NH Dresden Neustadt
4.0 of 5
NH Dresden Neustadt
$56 - $109 (€50 - €97)
Ranked #12 of 123 Hotels in Dresden
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Suitess zu Dresden
5.0 of 5
Hotel Suitess zu Dresden
$108 - $279 (€96 - €247)
Ranked #1 of 123 Hotels in Dresden
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Swissotel Dresden
5.0 of 5
Swissotel Dresden
$97 - $284 (€86 - €252)
Ranked #2 of 123 Hotels in Dresden
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Innside by Melia Dresden
4.5 of 5
Innside by Melia Dresden
$85 - $203 (€75 - €180)
Ranked #3 of 123 Hotels in Dresden
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