Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #15 in Dresden, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 9 sights
Distance 6.3 km
Ascend 64 m
Descend 71 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: Dresden Hauptbahnhof

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Dresden Hauptbahnhof is the largest passenger station in the Saxon capital of Dresden. In 1898, it replaced the Böhmischen Bahnhof of the former Saxon-Bohemian State Railway, and was designed with its formal layout as the central station of the city. The combination of a station building on an island between the tracks and a terminal station on two different levels is unique. The building is notable for its train-sheds, which are roofed with Teflon-coated glass fibre membranes. This translucent roof design, installed during the comprehensive restoration of the station at the beginning of the 21st century, allows more daylight to reach the concourses than was previously possible.

Wikipedia: Dresden Hauptbahnhof (EN)

1186 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

721 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 3: Güntzwiesen

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The Güntzwiesen are a green space and urban open space in Dresden. They are the location of the Dresden Stadium, named after Rudolf Harbig, the home of SG Dynamo Dresden. The Güntzwiesen bear their name after Justus Friedrich Güntz, who in 1856 set up a foundation (Güntzstiftung), whose funds were later used to design the meadows, among other things. Its northern part has been called Cockerwiese since 2016, after this name had already existed colloquially since Joe Cocker's big concert on June 2, 1988.

Wikipedia: Güntzwiesen (DE)

552 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: Akademie für berufliche Bildung

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The teaching building at Blochmannstraße 2 is located in the Pirnaische Vorstadt in Dresden. The building in Blochmannstraße was built in 1911/1912 according to plans by the city planning officer Hans Erlwein as a new educational building for the expansion of the Ehrlichsche Stift. After its partial destruction in the air raids in the final phase of the Second World War, reconstruction took place in 1950/1951 in the style of socialist classicism of "peculiar, sober beauty" using the existing building fabric in "based on the traditional Dresden building method". A sandstone rustica and a vertical structuring by pilaster strips on the upper floors are hallmarks of the building.

Wikipedia: Lehrgebäude Blochmannstraße 2 (DE)

699 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 5: Botanischer Garten

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The Botanischer Garten der Technischen Universität Dresden, also known as the Botanischer Garten Dresden or Dresden Botanical Garden, is a botanical garden maintained by the Dresden University of Technology. It is located in the north-west section of the Großer Garten at Stübelallee 2, Dresden, Saxony, Germany. It is open daily without charge.

Wikipedia: Dresden Botanical Garden (EN), Website

736 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 6: Bedřich Fantl

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Bedřich Fantl

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)

1338 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 7: Trinitatiskirche

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The Trinitatiskirche was a church building dedicated to the Holy Trinity in the Johannstadt district of Dresden. It was built from 1891 to 1893. The bombing raids of February 1945 completely burned down its aisle, badly damaged the main walls and parish hall, slightly damaged the bell tower and completely destroyed the roof and interior. The debris began to be removed in 1945 and the tower provisionally repaired in 1950. The hall was rebuilt in the mid-1950s and plans in the 1960s to pull down the church ruins were stopped by the parish developing a project to build a room for church services and a conference centre, and so the church's ruins still remain.

Wikipedia: Trinitatiskirche, Dresden (EN), Website, Photo

602 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 8: Neuer Jüdischer Friedhof

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Neuer Jüdischer Friedhof Dr. Bernd Gross / CC BY-SA 3.0

The New Jewish Cemetery is the second Jewish cemetery in Dresden and is located next to the Trinity Cemetery on Fiedlerstraße, at the corner of Fetscherstraße. On an area of 13900 square meters there are about 2600 graves.

Wikipedia: Neuer Jüdischer Friedhof (Dresden) (DE)

431 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 9: Ökumenisches Seelsorgezentrum - Haus 50

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Ökumenisches Seelsorgezentrum - Haus 50

The Anstaltskirche Krankenhaus Johannstadt, also known as the Johannstadt Hospital Chapel, was the church of the Johannstadt City Hospital in Dresden, Saxony. The church was severely damaged during the air raids on Dresden in 1945 and demolished in 1950.

Wikipedia: Anstaltskirche Krankenhaus Johannstadt (Dresden) (DE)


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