Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Dresden, Germany


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Number of sights 29 sights
Distance 5.1 km
Ascend 99 m
Descend 98 m

Experience Dresden in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in DresdenIndividual Sights in Dresden

Sight 1: Albert Hirsch

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Albert Hirsch

The list of stumbling stones in Dresden contains all stumbling stones that were laid in Dresden as part of the art project of the same name by Gunter Demnig.

Wikipedia: Liste der Stolpersteine in Dresden (DE)

689 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: Neue Synagoge Dresden

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Neue Synagoge Dresden Maros M r a z (Maros) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The New Synagogue is a Jewish congregation and synagogue, located at Hasenberg 1, in the old town of Dresden, Germany. The edifice was completed in 2001 and designed by architects Rena Wandel-Hoefer and Wolfgang Lorch. It was built on the same location as the Semper Synagogue (1839–1840) designed by Gottfried Semper, which was destroyed in 1938, during the Kristallnacht.

Wikipedia: New Synagogue (Dresden) (EN), Website

269 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Galerie Neue Meister

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Galerie Neue Meister

The Galerie Neue Meister in Dresden, Germany, displays around 300 paintings from the 19th century until today, including works from Otto Dix, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. The gallery also exhibits a number of sculptures from the Dresden Sculpture Collection from the same period. The museum's collection grew out of the Old Masters Gallery, for which contemporary works were increasingly purchased after 1843.

Wikipedia: Galerie Neue Meister (EN)

119 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Brühlscher Garten

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Brühlscher Garten

Today, the Brühl Garden is only called the eastern part of the Brühl Terrace in Dresden on the Maiden's Bastion, the site of the former Belvederes (I - IV), but originally the entire garden on the Brühl Terrace. He was one of Brühl's glories.

Wikipedia: Brühlscher Garten (DE)

43 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Sphinx

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Belvedere is the name for four pleasure locks that stood one after the other on the northeast corner of the Brühl Terrace in Dresden. The fourth and last Belvedere was built in 1842 based on the first Semperoper, in 1945 it fell victim to the war, and a reconstruction was offered in 2008 and 2016 by a citizen.

Wikipedia: Belvedere (Dresden) (DE)

85 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Delphinbrunnen

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The Dolphin Fountain is a fountain on the Brühl Terrace in Dresden, Germany.

Wikipedia: Delphinbrunnen (Dresden-Altstadt) (DE)

187 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Coselpalais

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The Coselpalais is a palace in the Inner Old Town in Dresden, Germany. With the address An der Frauenkirche 12, it is located northeast of the Frauenkirche at the junction of Salzgasse with this side square of Neumarkt.

Wikipedia: Coselpalais (DE), Website

81 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Church of Our Lady

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The Frauenkirche in Dresden is a Lutheran church in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. Destroyed during the Allied firebombing of Dresden towards the end of World War II, the church was reconstructed between 1994 and 2005.

Wikipedia: Frauenkirche, Dresden (EN), Website, Opening Hours, Facebook, Youtube

137 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Neumarkt

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The Neumarkt is a square and culturally significant section of central Dresden, Germany. The historic area was almost completely wiped out during the Allied bombing during the Second World War. After the war, Dresden fell under Soviet occupation, and later the communist German Democratic Republic, which rebuilt the Neumarkt area in socialist realist style and partially with historic buildings. However, huge areas and parcels of the place remained untilled. After the fall of Communism and German reunification, the decision was made to restore the Neumarkt to its pre-war look.

Wikipedia: Neumarkt (Dresden) (EN), Url

215 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Landhaus

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The Landhaus is a historic building in Dresden, Germany. Designed to house the Saxony region's Landstand, it was built in the Baroque style between 1770 and 1776 by Friedrich August Krubsacius on the site of the former Palais Flemming-Sulkowski. In September 1775 the Obersteuerkollegium moved into it and in October the Landstand first sat there. It now houses the Dresden City Museum and the Dresden City Art Gallery.

Wikipedia: Landhaus (Dresden) (EN)

322 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: Dinglingerbrunnen

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The Dinglinger Fountain is a listed Baroque fountain in Dresden, Germany. It is considered the oldest preserved courtyard fountain in the Saxon state capital. It is named after the court jeweller and goldsmith of Augustus the Strong, Johann Melchior Dinglinger, who had it made for himself.

Wikipedia: Dinglingerbrunnen (DE)

55 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 12: Goldener Rathausmann

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Goldener Rathausmann

The Golden Town Hall Man is a sculpture on the tower of the New Town Hall in Dresden. It symbolizes Hercules, who pours out his cornucopia with one hand and points with his raised hand to the beauties of the city at his feet.

Wikipedia: Goldener Rathausmann (Dresden) (DE)

162 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Kreuzkirche

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The Dresden Kreuzkirche is a Lutheran church in Dresden, Germany. It is the main church and seat of the Landesbischof of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Saxony, and the largest church building in the Free State of Saxony. It also is home of the Dresdner Kreuzchor boys' choir.

Wikipedia: Kreuzkirche, Dresden (EN), Website

95 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: Ernst-Julius-Otto-Denkmal

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Ernst Julius Otto was a German male vocal composer, music teacher, choirmaster and cross cantor.

Wikipedia: Ernst Julius Otto (DE)

278 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 15: Kulturpalast

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The Kulturpalast Dresden is a modernist building built by Wolfgang Hänsch during the era of the German Democratic Republic. It was the largest multi-purpose hall in Dresden when it opened in 1969, and was used for concerts, dances, conferences and other events. The building underwent several years of reconstruction beginning in 2012 and opened with a new concert hall in April 2017.

Wikipedia: Kulturpalast (EN), Website

162 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Der Weg der Roten Fahne

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The Kulturpalast Dresden is a modernist GDR building designed by architect Wolfgang Hänsch. It was opened in 1969 and had the largest multi-purpose hall in the city of Dresden, which was used for concerts, dance and entertainment events as well as conferences and congresses. After several years of renovation including the installation of a new concert hall, it was reopened in April 2017.

Wikipedia: Der Weg der Roten Fahne (DE)

246 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 17: Friedensbrunnen

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The Peace Fountain or Turk's Fountain is located in Dresden's old town, it is one of the oldest fountains in the city.

Wikipedia: Friedensbrunnen (Dresden) (DE)

217 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 18: Transport Museum

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The Johanneum is a 16th-century Renaissance building, originally named Stallgebäude because it was constructed as the royal mews. It is located at the Neumarkt in Dresden.

Wikipedia: Johanneum (Dresden) (EN), Website, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest

159 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 19: Procession of Princes

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Procession of Princes Christoph Münch / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Fürstenzug in Dresden, Germany, is a large mural of a mounted procession of the rulers of Saxony. It was originally painted between 1871 and 1876 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Wettin Dynasty, Saxony's ruling family. In order to make the work weatherproof, it was replaced with approximately 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles between 1904 and 1907. With a length of 102 metres (335 ft), it is known as the largest porcelain artwork in the world. The mural displays the ancestral portraits of the 35 margraves, electors, dukes and kings of the House of Wettin between 1127 and 1904.

Wikipedia: Fürstenzug (EN)

71 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 20: Münzkabinett

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The Münzkabinett is part of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Founded around 1530, it is one of the oldest museums in Dresden. It is located in Dresden Castle.

Wikipedia: Münzkabinett (EN)

20 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 21: George gate

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The Georgentor or the Georgenbau is the original city exit from Dresden to the Elbe bridge. It is located in the Inner Old Town on Schloßplatz between the Residenzschloss and the Stallhof. This first Renaissance building in Dresden was initiated by George the Bearded, who had the former city gate of Dresden's only Elbe bridge at the time converted into the Georgentor from 1530 to 1535. Today, the building impresses with its representative façade in the monumental neo-Renaissance style.

Wikipedia: Georgentor (Dresden) (DE)

118 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 22: Hausmannsturm

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The Hausmannsturm is the oldest part of Dresden Castle that still exists today and was started around 1400 in its lower parts. It is located on the north side of the building complex. The octagonal structure is crowned by a copper-covered Welsh hood and an open lantern with a top. With a height of 100.27 metres, the tower is one of the most striking buildings in Dresden and a popular vantage point.

Wikipedia: Hausmannsturm (Dresden) (DE)

123 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 23: Altstädtische Hauptwache

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The Altstädter Hauptwache, also known as the Altstädter Wache, Schinkelwache or Neue Hauptwache, is a building in Dresden's city centre.

Wikipedia: Altstädtische Hauptwache (DE)

152 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 24: Historisches Grünes Gewölbe

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Historisches Grünes Gewölbe

The Green Vault is a museum located in Dresden, Germany, which contains the largest treasure collection in Europe. The museum was founded in 1723 by Augustus the Strong of Poland and Saxony, and it features a variety of exhibits in styles from Baroque to Classicism. The Green Vault is named after the formerly malachite green painted column bases and capitals of the initial rooms. It has some claim to be the oldest museum in the world; it is older than the British Museum, opened in 1759, but the Kunstkamera in St. Petersburg, Russia was opened in 1714 and the Vatican Museums date their foundation to the public display of the newly excavated Laocoön group in 1506.

Wikipedia: Green Vault (EN)

15 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 25: Kupferstich-Kabinett

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The Kupferstich-Kabinett is part of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen of Dresden, Germany. Since 2004 it has been located in Dresden Castle.

Wikipedia: Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden (EN)

220 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 26: Cholerabrunnen

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The Cholera Fountain is a neo-Gothic fountain. It is located in Dresden on Sophienstraße, between the Zwinger and the Taschenberg Palace. It was financed by Baron Eugen von Gutschmid, who wanted to show his gratitude for the fact that Dresden had been spared the cholera epidemic (1841/1842), which had broken out on the Oder and Lower Elbe rivers and had also threatened Dresden. In addition to Gottfried Semper as architect, Karl-Moritz Seelig took over the design, which was ceremoniously handed over to the city on July 15, 1846.

Wikipedia: Cholerabrunnen (DE)

71 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 27: DenkRaum Sophienkirche

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The Busmannkapelle Memorial is a building on Sophie Street in Dresden. It is a reconstruction of the Busmannkapelle and has been under construction since 2009, though planning began in 1995. It is a memorial to the Sophienkirche, lost in the bombing in 1945.

Wikipedia: Busmannkapelle Memorial (EN), Website

171 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 28: Käseglocke

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Käseglocke is the colloquial name of a building built in 1927/28 on the Postplatz in Dresden as a waiting hall, which served with interruptions from 1994 to 2013 as a service point of the Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB). The pavilion-like building is a listed building and functions as a café.

Wikipedia: Käseglocke (Dresden) (DE), Facebook

666 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 29: Annenkirche

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Anne's Church is named in honour of Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony. The original 1578 church was destroyed by Prussian troops in 1760 during the Seven Years' War. The new church was opened in 1769.

Wikipedia: Anne's Church, Dresden (EN)


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