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Sights in Dresden Elbland

Glitz, glamour and always "Wow!"

It's beautiful here!

Another word for fascination? Dresden Elbland!

Dresden Elbland means joie de vivre, pride, elegance - and nonchalance. Classic meets modern, tradition kisses the future. But above all it means: Open your eyes and don't stop marvelling. Of course, you have to see the Semper Opera House, Zwinger Palace and Frauenkirche. But there is so much more! Look forward to exciting insights into over 800 years of history, a lot of the present and a whole lot of the future.


Founding date of the city


Reconstruction of the Frauenkirche


Invention of European porcelain

Five times great.

Highlights in Dresden Elbland that you simply have to see:

Church of Our Lady

This is what the most beautiful baroque looks like. The Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), a masterpiece of European architecture. Built between 1726 and 1743, destroyed in the Second World War - and reconstructed after German reunification thanks to an international fundraising campaign - the church, which was reconsecrated in 2005, now stands for peace and reconciliation. Experience Dresden's landmark!

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Dresden Zwinger

Augustus the Strong used the central square primarily for pompous celebrations - inside, he presented his art treasures, the basis of the later collections. Built between 1709 and 1728, the Dresden Zwinger is pure late Baroque. The former fortress houses museums such as the Mathematical-Physical Salon, the Porcelain Collection and the Old Masters Picture Gallery. Definitely worth a visit!

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With a worldwide reputation: for music lovers, Dresden equals the Semperoper. They are not entirely wrong. See for yourself and experience one of the many top-class performances in one of the most beautiful theatres. And look forward to the typical sound of the Sächsische Staatskapelle, a trademark of Dresden for over 470 years.

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Meissen Albrechtsburg Castle

When King Henry I built a wooden fortification on a rock above the Elbe in 929 and resided in the predecessor building of Albrechtsburg Castle, the "cradle of Saxony" was born. Around 500 years later, the ruling Wettin dynasty built the late Gothic Albrechtsburg Meissen. The representative administrative centre and residential castle was completed in 1471 - making it the first castle in German architectural history. Visit this architectural jewel!

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Winery Schloss Wackerbarth

Over 1,900 hours of sunshine: Europe's north-easternmost wine-growing region benefits from an almost Mediterranean climate. Here, the Schloss Wackerbarth adventure winery in Radebeul offers wine tastings and insights into the winemaker's craft, such as sparkling wine production in the old French tradition. Great wines, picturesque ambience - here's to you!

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Top experiences in Dresden

Raphael's Sistine Madonna in the Old Masters Picture Gallery is an unrivalled art experience - and just one example of the wealth of world-famous art treasures you can experience in Dresden. Art, culture, architecture, celebrities and insider tips: Why don't you browse a little here and go on your first voyage of discovery? We wish you much anticipation!

Top experiences in the Elbland

Almost boundless nature. Wonderful hiking trails. Grandiose views. In between: romantic wineries and inns, castles and fortresses, sweeping valleys and a picture-book landscape. Look forward to marvellously pretty towns and villages - and immerse yourself in Saxony's rich history. The Elbland begins just outside Dresden - and with it an incredibly attractive, diverse region full of discoveries and delights.

Want some real insider tips? Here you go!

Magical places that even some locals don't know about. Destinations that are not completely overcrowded every day. Favourite places where you won't just meet other tourists. They all exist in Dresden, and we have collected what we consider to be the most beautiful, most exciting and most worth visiting here for you. Completely subjective. Without any claim to completeness. But selected with a lot of love! Have fun browsing and discovering.

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