Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #14 in Dresden, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 7.3 km
Ascend 145 m
Descend 68 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: Zoo Dresden

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Dresden Zoo, or Zoo Dresden, is a zoo in the city of Dresden, Germany. It was opened in 1861, making it Germany's fourth oldest zoo. It was originally designed by Peter Joseph Lenné.

Wikipedia: Dresden Zoo (EN), Website, Facebook

437 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: Blaues Haus

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Blaues Haus is the name of the high-rise building at Gerhart-Hauptmann-Straße 1 in Dresden-Strehlen, near Lennéplatz. It was built between 1958 and 1960 as an office building for the Institute of Labour Economics and Occupational Safety and Health Research and was later used by its successors, the Central Research Institute for Labour (ZFA) and the Central Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (ZIAS). Today it is a residential building. The building is considered "one of the most innovative buildings in Dresden around 1960" and is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Blaues Haus (Dresden) (DE)

864 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 3: Bürgerwiese

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The Bürgerwiese, which is about ten hectares in size, is a landscape garden in Dresden. The dimensions of the Bürgerwiese, located southeast of the old town centre, are 850 metres long and 80 to 100 metres wide. It is the oldest green space in Dresden.

Wikipedia: Bürgerwiese (DE)

1605 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 4: Lukaskirche

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The Lukaskirche is a church in southern Dresden, Germany.

Wikipedia: Lukaskirche, Dresden (EN), Website

335 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Russian Orthodox Church

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Russian Orthodox Church

The St. Simeon of the Wonderful Mountain Church is a Russian Orthodox church in the German city of Dresden. It was designed by Harald Julius von Bosse and Karl Weißbach and built from 1872 to 1874. It is dedicated to Simeon Stylites the Younger.

Wikipedia: St. Simeon of the Wonderful Mountain Church (EN), Website, Flickr

781 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 6: Nürnberger Ei

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Nürnberger Ei

The Nuremberg Egg is located in Dresden's Südvorstadt and is an oval widening, embedded in Nürnberger Straße.

Wikipedia: Nürnberger Ei (Dresden) (DE)

351 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Zionskirche Dresden-Südvorstadt

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The Zionskirche is the name given to two Evangelical Lutheran church buildings in the Südvorstadt district of Dresden. The first, the Alte Zionskirche, was built by Schilling & Graebner from 1908 to 1912. This building was hit and badly damaged by fire during the bombing in February 1945. A temporary roof was later added and it is now preserved as a ruin, housing a lapidarium with 3000 sculptures. The parish, meanwhile, was housed in a barracks next to the ruins until the first stone of a new building, the Neue Zionskirche, was laid on Bayreuther Straße on 5 June 1981, as a gift from the Church of Sweden. With its construction overseen by Eberhard Burger, the new building was inaugurated on 31 October 1982.

Wikipedia: Zionskirche, Dresden (EN), Website

1407 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 8: Arthur Anton Zinn

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Arthur Anton Zinn

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)

418 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 9: Museum Hofmühle

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The Museum Hofmühle Dresden is a museum of milling technology and local history in the Saxon state capital.

Wikipedia: Museum Hofmühle Dresden (DE), Website

175 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Hohenplauensches Wasserhaus (Fundamentreste)

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The Hochplauensche Wasserhaus was a building in Plauen near Dresden for the collection and purification of water from the mill ditch of the Bienertmühle for forwarding by means of wooden pipes (pipes) as so-called pipe water to the city of Dresden. In addition to the Hochplauen Röhrwasser, there was also the Mittel- and Niederplauensche Röhrwasser, which was taken from the Weißeritzmühlgraben at the former fulling mill and forwarded.

Wikipedia: Hochplauensches Wasserhaus (DE)

972 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 11: Hoher Stein

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The Hoher Stein is a rock with an observation tower above the Plauensche Grund in the Dresden district of Plauen. Because of its geological features, the Hohe Stein is a natural monument under state protection.

Wikipedia: Hoher Stein (Dresden) (DE)


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