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Where staying in is great

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The strongest ideas for a great time

Anyone travelling with children knows this pretty well: it's raining, all the games have been played (or are incomplete), "parking" in front of the TV or tablet isn't always possible either. How nice that everything is different on your trip to Dresden Elbland. There are so many great interactive and adventure offers here that you should definitely go here or there even when the weather is good. First-class museums with state-of-the-art, interactive exhibitions, fantastic fantasy journeys and suggestions for being creative and trying things out run through Dresden Elbland like a string of pearls. Get inspired!

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Museums for the whole family

Much more than just bad weather variants!

Must-sees in Dresden mean touching, trying things out, joining in and being surprised. Many museums offer great exhibitions and activities tailored to young visitors, so there's never a dull moment. Our very subjective selection can be found right here.

Our favourite museums for families

Museums to join in, marvel at and discover

Experience how people work.

What was that again about seeing? Why do we blush when we're embarrassed? Can you hear upside down? How are colours created? Every child has thousands of questions - and the famous Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden has the answers. With fascinating exhibitions that often revolve around a very simple question. And with lots of things to try out, make and find out for yourself in its own children's museum, where everything revolves around our five senses.

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To the source of adventure!

Off to Villa Shatterhand, Karl May's former home in Dresden Elbland! This is where the adventures of his novel heroes such as Winnetou, Old Shatterhand and Kara Ben Nemsi were written. Discover his famous collection of weapons, including his silver rifle, bear slayer and Henry's truncheon, his study full of oriental furniture and the valuable library. Tip: The Wild West log cabin "Villa Bärenfett" with its culturally and historically far-reaching insights into the world of North American Indian cultures.

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The things that move people.

Aeroplanes, cars, ships, trains, a traffic garden and a huge model railway layout: the Dresden Transport Museum shows what we humans have used and still use to get from A to B (and not only). Here you will find bizarre flying machines as well as insights into engine technology. How does flying actually work? And what did the first cars look like? How is it possible for a heavy ship to float? And why does a steam locomotive hiss? Go on a journey of discovery!

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Dresden's history and stories

What made Dresden such a radiant beauty? What major breaks were there in the city's history? What has always remained? This classic city museum provides answers - in a central location, of course. Now new: discover even more with its own app! For iOS and Android.

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The 1,500 square metre time machine

Hidden beneath the Brühl Terrace is an unforgettable experience. Behind metre-thick walls, Duke Moritz takes you into the dark vaults. This is where an adventurous journey through 450 years of Dresden's eventful history begins. Breathtaking 360-degree projections and atmospheric 3D sound bring the secrets of Dresden Fortress to life. Experience history with the latest multimedia technology that will inspire you. From everyday life directly into the past!

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Fancy more museums?

Discover the cultural diversity: Your guide to the museums in Dresden Elbland:

Indoor pools

Swimming fun for the whole family

Indoor pool or indoor swimming pool? That's just a question of expression. In Dresden, there's no question of being able to go for a good swim in any weather. Or splashing around. Or even slide. Oh, would you rather just chill out? Anything goes! Three really great indoor pools in Dresden Elbland offer lots of fun in and around the water. Whatever the weather. Discover our wet trio now!

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Theatre for the whole family

With puppets, with people - and to join in!

Magical puppet theatre, great theatre for children and young people - and lots of fantastic opportunities to become an actor yourself: Dresden's theatre scene has a lot to offer the youngest. And with the tjg. theatre junge generation in the Kraftwerk Mitte, there is an extremely renowned theatre with three stages for the little ones from the age of two, for children and young people and for families. You can look forward to great fun, marvellous and thought-provoking performances!


Further indoor offers at a glance

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