Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #18 in Dresden, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 9.4 km
Ascend 87 m
Descend 97 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: Elfriede Maria Scholz geb. Remark

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Elfriede Maria Scholz geb. Remark

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)

342 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: 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

335 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Lukaskirche

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The Lukaskirche is a church in southern Dresden, Germany.

Wikipedia: Lukaskirche, Dresden (EN), Website

1443 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

629 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

437 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: 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

1147 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 7: 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

887 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 8: 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

1653 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 9: Herz-Jesu-Kirche

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The Catholic Sacred Heart Church in Dresden was designed by the architect August Menken and consecrated in 1905. The neo-Gothic church is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as patronage. It stands on the site of Borsbergstraße 15 in the Dresden district of Striesen on the border with Johannstadt and is the second largest church in the Dresden deanery.

Wikipedia: Herz-Jesu-Kirche (Dresden) (DE), Website

1880 meters / 23 minutes

Sight 10: Technische Sammlungen Dresden

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The Technical Collections Dresden are the Technikmuseum and Science Center of the state capital Dresden. In an earlier camera factory, children, adolescents and families find many opportunities to experiment and explore nature phenomena, foundations of science and the latest achievements of technology. With constant exhibitions on the history of photography and film, computer and other media technology as well as special exhibitions on photo art and current technology research, the technical collections promote dealing with the technical foundations of the present. The special feature is the combination of technology and industrial history with science and current research. The technical collections are the country of adventure, public forum for technology research, museum of information society and podium for photography and animated film in one. Cooperations play an important role, for example with the TU Dresden, Dresden-Concept and other partners from science and research.

Wikipedia: Technische Sammlungen Dresden (DE), Website

680 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 11: Märchenbrunnen

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Märchenbrunnen adornix / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Märchenbrunnen is a fountain in Hermann-Seidel-Park in the Dresden district of Striesen. The fountain was donated in 1903 by Bruno Hietzig, the then owner of the C.G. Kunath Granitwerke from Demitz-Thumitz, as part of the German Urban Planning Exhibition. The fountain was designed by the architectural firm Schilling & Graebner, probably by Paula Hietzig, the founder's wife. It was originally located on the event site near the Lingner Pavilion. After its completion, it was moved to Johann-Georgen-Allee near today's German Hygiene Museum. In the course of the construction work for the Hygiene Museum, the fountain was moved to today's Hermann-Seidel-Park in 1930 and renovated there in 1991, and the metalwork of the Grimm fairy tale of little brothers and sisters, which had been lost during the implementation in 1930, was replaced by a replica.

Wikipedia: Märchenbrunnen (Dresden-Striesen) (DE)


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