Dresden - the city of art and culture

50 museums, 60 galleries and 36 theatres and stages – a true pleasure for the emotions and intellect alike, and ideal day and evening programmes for every taste and mood.


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Art & Culture

Baroque architecture, historic landmarks and unique art collections, charming surroundings with spectacular castles, parks and gardens and the appealing landscape of Elbe River are waiting you! Be inspired to a visit of the outstanding exhibitions in the


Dresden is internationally recognized to be a highlight for art and culture, the city’s many  museums offer unique and incomparable exhibitions and collections, counting amongst Europe’s most important sights since the 18th century. Complemented by grand  buildings such as the ‘Zwinger’, the Royal Castle, the rebuilt Frauenkirche and the Semper Opera House – to name but a few – Dresden comes together as a harmonious monument of art, a city without equal.

 

Art & Culture

Semperoper Dresden

The proud heritage of Dresden is demonstrated in its more than 40 museums, many of which are world-famous and unique. The Old Masters Gallery with the Sistine Madonna, the Green Vaults – Europe’s most magnificent treasure chamber, the incomparable porcelain collection of August the Strong and the Salon of Mathematics & Physics with its  matchless collection of historic watches are a must on your Dresden visit!
The Semper Opera is justly famed for its legendary acoustics, the sumptuous interior and its continuous world class repertoire.  A visit to a concert in the reconstructed Frauenkirche will be forever remembered. 
Our front office staff will be delighted to assist with information regarding programs, opening hours and any special exhibitions, they will be happy to obtain tickets for any event in and around Dresden.

In walking distance from the hotel you can see the gilded equestrian statue Friedrich August, named August the Strong. It is situated at the outset of the Hauptstrasse, facing the Elbe River and the Augustus Bridge.


Baroque Quarter

Galerie Nütt im Barockviertel

Today the Neustädter Baroque Quarter is one of the most beautiful areas in Dresden. Downright close to the centre of town but still secluded enough. It is a place to live and work, trade and stop off at one of the many restaurants, pubs and cafés.

The small stores, galleries, ateliers, boutiques, jewellery workshops and restaurants are operated by the owners themselves. They set a focus on excellent recommendation, quality and service. Dresden residents lovingly compare the quarter with the 'Gute Stube' (front parlour) of Dresden.

A creative atmosphere invites visitors to stroll, wonder and rest. No place else in Dresden unites this many artistic, cultural, enjoyable and individual locations in such small area: pub close to top-quality restaurant, second hand and vintage clothing next to custom tailors and artist's studios besides museums.


Castles

Schloss Pillnitz

Dresden’s Royal Palace is situated at the center of the Altstadt (old town). The Castle was rebuilt in a neo-renaissance style at the beginning of the 20th Century, previously it was the axis of power for the Saxon Electors and Kings.

From the vantage point of the Hausmann’s Tower one can enjoy magnificent views over the rooftops of Dresden. The castle itself houses a number of exhibitions, the most visited is without doubt the breathtaking  treasure chamber of August the Strong, now recreated in the Green Vault and considered Europe’s foremost treasure chamber museum.

Picturesque Castles, bridges and vineyards dot the hills beside the Elbe River during an upstream tour with Germany’s oldest paddle steamers - destination Pillnitz Castle and park.  The largest European park in Chinoise style also impresses with the world´s oldest camellia in its very own high-tech greenhouse.

The Moritzburg Hunting Lodge exhibits the world´s largest and most significant collection of hunting trophies, it also houses the legendary Feather room. You may use the nostalgic narrow-gauge railway to get there. Equestrians will also find an excursion to the 180 years old Saxon county stud farm very worthwhile. 


Environment

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The huge diversity of museums and places of interest in Dresden is certainly matched by worthwhile destinations in the surrounding area. Ancient towns, quaint wine growing villages, extensive forests and the incomparable rocky landscape follow each other.

A trip on a steamship is without equal, glide along following the gentle bends of the mighty river Elbe and take in the exquisite panorama.  Saxony has been a renowned  wine growing region for over 600 years,  visitors are most welcome in these traditional vineyards.
The Elbe sandstone mountains with their bizarre rock formations is a natural phenomena and certainly worth a visit, it is known as the Sächsische Schweiz.

The porcelain town of Meissen is more than 1000 years old and the quintessence for    lover of finest tableware from all over the world. 


Golf

Golf in Dresden

Playing golf during a visit to Dresden makes for an excellent connection of culture and nature, activity and pleasure, sportive ambition and culinary enjoyment. Three superb 18 hole golf courses are in close vicinity  -  just  20 minutes away from the hotel.


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Golfclub Possendorf
Ferdinand-von-Schill-Str. 4,
01728 Bannewitz OT Possendorf
035206-2430


Golfanlage Dresden Ullersdorf
Am Golfplatz 1, 01454 Ullersdorf
03528-48060
03528-480611


Golfclub Herzogswald
Am Landbergweg 11a, 01723 Wilsdruff, OT Herzogswalde
035204-393082
0170-266 0783


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Events in Dresden

If SemperOpernball, Dresden Music Festival, exhibitions, Dresden film nights on the Elbe shores or concerts in the Frauenkirche - here you find the most beautiful cultural events in and around Dresden at a glance.


 
 
Concierge Ulrike Beyrich

Our Concierge Ulrike Beyrich, distinguished by the "Goldenen Schlüs­sel". Foto: THIEL Public Re­la­tions

Whatever the time of year, Dresden is a wonderful place to enjoy a variety of cultural gems and outstanding events. Rather than simply preserving traditions, the city’s cultural scene is more about creating a vibrant symbiosis between the old and the new. Other activities include high profile events and festivals, like the film nights on the shores of the Elbe River, the Musikfestspiele or the Dixieland Festival. Additionally there are more new things to be discovered in the charming area outside of Dresden as well.

We would like to recommend our ticket service and our Concierge Ulrike Beyrich who makes memorable private guided tours through Dresden.

Here is the overview for 2017 – Dresden’s Top 20. The theme for this year: ‘Dresden. New Discoveries’.


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