Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #12 in Dresden, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 7.5 km
Ascend 110 m
Descend 90 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: Leipziger Bahnhof

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Leipziger Bahnhof

Leipzig station was the first railway station in Dresden, the capital of Saxony. It was located not far from today's Dresden-Neustadt station in the Leipziger Vorstadt and was the terminus of the first German long-distance railway Leipzig–Dresden, which was inaugurated in 1839.

Wikipedia: Dresden Leipziger Bahnhof (DE)

903 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 2: Bahnhof Dresden-Neustadt

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Bahnhof Dresden-Neustadt Christian Liebscher (Platte) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Dresden-Neustadt station is the second largest railway station in the German city of Dresden after Dresden Hauptbahnhof and is also a stop for long-distance traffic. It is the junction for rail traffic on the northern side of the Elbe. It was built in 1901, replacing the Leipziger Bahnhof, which was opened in Leipziger Vorstadt in 1839, and the Schlesischen Bahnhof, which was opened in 1847. The station building in the district of Innere Neustadt was built in the monumental style that was typical of the time, underlining its importance as a stop for long-distance services.

Wikipedia: Dresden-Neustadt station (EN)

764 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 3: Martha Urbach geb. Hentschel

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Martha Urbach geb. Hentschel

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)

661 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 4: Kunsthofpassage

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The Kunsthofpassage is a passage consisting of five individual courtyards, in the Outer Neustadt in Dresden, starting in the house at Görlitzer Straße 25, and extending to Alaunstraße 70. This was designed according to plans by the architects MüllerMüller, Knerer and Lang, Heike Böttcher and Meyer Bassin and completed in 2001. The client is Ginkgo Projektentwicklung GmbH. As artists, Viola Schöpe, Annette Paul, André Tempel, Christoph Roßner, Arendt Zwicker and the stone sculptors Sandner and Matz were jointly responsible for the design of the outer facades.

Wikipedia: Kunsthof Dresden (DE), Website

457 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Alaunplatz

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Alaunplatz is a square in the Outer Neustadt district of Dresden, Germany. It is located between Kamenzer Straße and Tannenstraße as well as Bischofsweg. Alaunplatz is connected to Albertplatz via the eponymous Alaunstraße and borders the pub district of the Äußere Neustadt in the north. Line 13 of the Dresden tram has a stop "Alaunplatz" there.

Wikipedia: Alaunplatz (DE)

570 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 6: Kraszewski-Museum

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The Kraszewski Museum is a literary museum in Dresden, Germany, dedicated to the Polish writer, painter, historian and composer Józef Ignacy Kraszewski (1812–1887). It was set up in 1960 in the building he lived in during part of his more than 20 years in exile in Dresden.

Wikipedia: Kraszewski-Museum (DE)

799 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 7: Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten Sachsen

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Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten SachsenMaja Dumat from Deutschland (Germany) / CC BY 2.0

The State Palaces, Castles and Gardens of Saxony is a state-owned company with its head office in Dresden. It belongs to the Saxon State Ministry of Finance and has the aim of preserving Saxon cultural heritage whilst respecting cultural and conservation needs. The state-owned company manages several palaces, castles and parks in the Saxony. These include the Zwinger in Dresden, the Albrechtsburg in Meissen and Kriebstein Castle.

Wikipedia: State Palaces, Castles and Gardens of Saxony (EN), Website

89 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Denkmal der 1. Gardepanzerarmee

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Denkmal der 1. Gardepanzerarmee

The 1st Guards Tank Army is a tank army of the Russian Ground Forces. в/ч 73621.

Wikipedia: 1st Guards Tank Army (EN)

799 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 9: Landeskommando Sachsen

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The State Command Saxony in the Graf Stauffenberg barracks in the Dresden Albertstadt is responsible for the cooperation of the Bundeswehr with the civilian authorities in Saxony. Around 50 active soldiers and 15 civilian employees are employed by the state command and the branch offices in Marienberg, Leipzig and Frankenberg. With its reservists in 19 connecting commands, the state command Saxony keeps close contact with counties, independent cities and the state directorate. In addition to the crisis management, the maintenance of contact with the military crisis operations of the neighboring countries is one of the tasks. In addition, the state command for the Host Nation Support, the care of foreign troops, which are guests at German territory, is responsible. An important part of the tasks of the state command is the reservist work. The state command was established in 2007. First it was subordinate to the military area command III, from 2013 the command of territorial tasks of the Bundeswehr, until the assumption of the Bundeswehr in 2022 moved to the Bundeswehr territorial command in Berlin.

Wikipedia: Landeskommando Sachsen (DE)

590 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 10: Sowjetischer Garnisonfriedhof

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The Soviet Garrison Cemetery in Dresden was built in May 1945 as a war cemetery of the Red Army. From 1946 to 1987, it was officially used as a site cemetery for soldiers and officers of the Soviet Army who died during the occupation, their family members and civilian employees of the military, and was expanded three times by the city of Dresden during this time. From 1968 onwards, however, occupancy was only sporadic. The Soviet Garrison Cemetery is a listed building, see List of Monument Preservation Groups in Dresden #Kirchen and Cemeteries.

Wikipedia: Sowjetischer Garnisonfriedhof Dresden (DE)

1474 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 11: Garnisonkirche St. Martin

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The Garrison Church of St. Martin in Dresden was the garrison church of Albertstadt, which was built as a military town for large parts of the Saxon army. The double church was built in the second construction phase between 1893 and 1900 in a central location of the barracks complex.

Wikipedia: Garnisonkirche St. Martin (DE)

406 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 12: Arbeitsgericht, Sozialgericht, Verwaltungsgericht Dresden

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The Dresden Social Court is a court of social jurisdiction in the Free State of Saxony.

Wikipedia: Sozialgericht Dresden (DE)


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