Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #16 in Dresden, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 8.1 km
Ascend 103 m
Descend 192 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: Fichteturm

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Fichteturm self / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Fichteturm is an observation tower in Dresden-Plauen, Germany. The 30-metre-high, crenellated round tower on a cubic base was originally built in 1896 as the Bismarck Tower. It is the oldest Bismarck Tower in Saxony and is located in the Fichtepark near the Kotteweg tram stop.

Wikipedia: Fichteturm (DE)

715 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: Südpark

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Südpark is a planned park in the Dresden districts of Plauen and Räcknitz, which has been working on since 2019. The planning area of about 36.5 hectares is bordered by the southern buildings along Nöthnitzer Straße, Bergstraße, Kohlenstraße, Cämmerswalder Straße, Westendring and Plauenschen Ring as well as Passauer Straße. The area is characterized by a strong difference in altitude of about 40 meters between Kohlenstraße and Nöthnitzer Straße.

Wikipedia: Südpark (Dresden) (DE)

1075 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 3: Alte Mensa

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Alte Mensa Kay Körner from Dresden Seevortstad/Großer Garten / CC BY 2.5

The Alte Mensa Dresden is a canteen in Dresden, Germany. It is located on the main campus of the Technical University of Dresden in the Dresden district of Räcknitz. The northern main entrance leads to Mommsenstraße and the side entrances to the west to Helmholtzstraße and to the east to Dülferstraße. The building, which opened in 1925, is operated by the Studentenwerk Dresden and, according to its own statements, is the oldest canteen in Germany. Immediately adjacent is the former rectorate building at Mommsenstraße 15 as an example of socialist classicism.

Wikipedia: Alte Mensa Dresden (DE), Website, Website Map

508 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Beyer-Bau

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Beyer-Bau adornix / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Beyer Building of the Technical University of Dresden was built between 1910 and 1913 for the Department of Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Dresden by Martin Dülfer. The listed group of buildings still houses the Faculty of Civil Engineering, the Institute of Applied Photophysics in the Department of Physics and the Chair of Astronomy in the Department of Earth Sciences. Striking in the cityscape is the 40-metre-high observatory tower.

Wikipedia: Beyer-Bau (DE), Website Map

541 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Neue Mensa

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Neue Mensa Kay Körner from Dresden Seevortstad/Großer Garten / CC BY 2.5

The Neue Mensa in the Dresden district of Räcknitz is a canteen building for the Technical University of Dresden, it is operated by the Studentenwerk Dresden. The building is located at Bergstraße 51. After the renovation of the "Alte Mensa" in 2007, the name Mensa Bergstraße was also used; up to 4,500 portions of food were served daily in five dining halls. In total, the canteen had 60 employees.

Wikipedia: Neue Mensa Dresden (DE)

388 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Anna Hahnewald geb. Brehme

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Anna Hahnewald geb. Brehme

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), Website

1019 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 7: Andreas-Schubert-Bau

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The Andreas-Schubert-Bau (ASB) of the Technical University of Dresden at Zelleschen Weg 19 is a listed building for education, which was built from 1956 to 1960 according to designs by Helmut Fischer and Heinz Stoll.

Wikipedia: Andreas-Schubert-Bau (DE), Website Map

1027 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 8: Ernst-Thälmann-Gedenkstätte

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The Ernst Thälmann Memorial in Dresden is located on Strehlener Platz in the Strehlen district.

Wikipedia: Ernst-Thälmann-Gedenkstätte (Dresden) (DE)

950 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 9: 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

1137 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 10: Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der Letzten Tage

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The community center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Dresden is located at Tiergartenstraße 42. The building was built in 1988 as the second community center of this religious community in the GDR and is one of the few examples of historicizing postmodernism in GDR architecture of the 1980s.

Wikipedia: Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der Letzten Tage (Dresden) (DE)

748 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 11: Palais im Großen Garten

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The Palais im Großen Garten, also known as the Summer or Garden Palace, is a Baroque pleasure palace in Dresden built from 1679 onwards. It is located in the Great Garden, a spacious green area on the outskirts of the city centre.

Wikipedia: Palais im Großen Garten (DE), Website


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