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Check-in Guided city tour

Rebecca and Christina were on the road in Dresden with their camera and have created a do-it-yourself city tour for you. So grab a few fellow students and discover the most important points in Dresden together.


  • oldest market square in Dresden
  • Nearly 7.000 dead bodies had to be burnt here after the bombing in 1945
  • various events take place at this square (eg „Striezelmarkt“ one oft he oldest christmas markets in germany)
  • In the south: „Kreuzkriche“, largest church in saxony
  • In the north: „Kulturpalast“, event location for concerts etc. and also includes the library


  • residence oft he electors of saxony and the saxon king (1547-1918)
  • one oft he oldest and most significant buildings in Dresden
  • today 5 museums are located inside the building: „Historisches und Neues Grüne Gewölbe“, „Münzkarbinett“ (coin cabinet), „Kupferstrichkarbinett“ (cooper engraving), „Rüstkammer/ Türkische Kammer“ (armory turkish chamber)


  • built during 1709-1732
  • „Zwinger“ refers to defensive fortification: space between inner and outer castle wall
  • meant tob e a place for festivals oft he court
  • inside there are: „Orangerie“ (orangery), „Alten Meister“ (art collection), „Porzellansammlung“ (Porcelain Collection), „Mathematisch-pyhysikalischen Salon“ (royal cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruements)
  • one can hear the porcelain bells chime every 15 minutes


  • build 1871-1878
  • Opera house oft he Saxon State Opera of Dresden
  • named after the architect G. Semper
  • as the Opera is shown in the advertisement for „Radeberger“ (a german beer), lots of people think it’s the brewery

Cathedral (Court Church)

  • cathedral oft he diocese Dresden-Meißen and one of Dresdens parish churches
  • build 1739-1755
  • has a passage tot he Duke’s residence
Cathedral (Court Church)

Fürstenzug (Procession of Princes)

  • 102 meters in length
  • consists of approx. 23.000 tiles of Meissen porcelain
  • it is a gallery of ancestral portraits of Kings, Counts, Dukes and Electors which lived between 1127 and 1904
Fürstenzug (Procession of Princes)


  • most famous landmark oft he city
  • destroyed in World War II, but not directly my bomby, the heat of the fires around made the stones porous and the church collapsed
  • only the blackstones are from the original church (43%)

Castle Dresden

  • first mentioned in 1299
  • includes old town of Dresden (Prager Straße) and inner new town (Albertplatz)
  • dismantled until 1811, today you can barely see and fortifications
  • since 1992 a museum exists

Brühl's Terrace

  • sometimes called „Balcony of Europe“ due tot he view and the historically important buildings you can see
  • Count Brühl transformed castle walls to his own, private pleasure garden in the 18th century
  • Close by: „Elbwiesen“ (Elbe banks) and the famous „Sächsische Dampfschifffahrt“ (Saxon steam navigation), „Albertinum“ (Art gallery) and „Zitronenpresse“ („Lemon Squeezer“ also known as the Academy of Fine Arts)
Brühl's Terrace

Augustus' Bridge

  • first and oldest stonebridge across the Elbe
  • had been expanded in 1729 because od increasing traffic and had been modeled to look like the Charles Bridge which is located in Prague
  • completely rebuild in 1907 because it was to small for the tram and to low for ships
  • after the Reconstruction work no cars will be allowed on the bridge
Augustus' Bridge

"Goldener Reiter" (Golden Cavalier)

  • in 1736 the monument got revealed (3 years after the death of August the Strong)
  • once it was fire gilded, later it was refurbished with beaten gold
Goldener Reiter