Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Dresden, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 29 sights
Distance 5.5 km
Ascend 95 m
Descend 91 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: Festtagstür der Jakobikirche

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Festtagstür der Jakobikirche

The Jakobikirche was a High Rhenish Neo-Romanesque church built in Dresden between 1898 and 1901 to plans by Jürgen Kröger. It was destroyed by bombing in the Second World War and its ruins were demolished in 1953.

Wikipedia: Jakobikirche, Dresden (EN)

698 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: Annenkirche

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Anne's Church is named in honour of Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony. The original 1578 church was destroyed by Prussian troops in 1760 during the Seven Years' War. The new church was opened in 1769.

Wikipedia: Anne's Church, Dresden (EN)

279 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Fernmeldemuseum Dresden

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The Telecommunications Museum Dresden is a technology museum operated by the Interessengemeinschaft Historische Fernmeldetechnik e. V. in Dresden with a focus on telephony and telegraphy. It is located in the Telekom building on Dresden's Postplatz.

Wikipedia: Fernmeldemuseum Dresden (DE), Website

414 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Käseglocke

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Käseglocke is the colloquial name of a building built in 1927/28 on the Postplatz in Dresden as a waiting hall, which served with interruptions from 1994 to 2013 as a service point of the Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB). The pavilion-like building is a listed building and functions as a café.

Wikipedia: Käseglocke (Dresden) (DE), Facebook

109 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Anna Pick geb. Fleischner

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Anna Pick geb. Fleischner

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)

140 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: DenkRaum Sophienkirche

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The Busmannkapelle Memorial is a building on Sophie Street in Dresden. It is a reconstruction of the Busmannkapelle and has been under construction since 2009, though planning began in 1995. It is a memorial to the Sophienkirche, lost in the bombing in 1945.

Wikipedia: Busmannkapelle Memorial (EN), Website

71 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Cholerabrunnen

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The Cholera Fountain is a neo-Gothic fountain. It is located in Dresden on Sophienstraße, between the Zwinger and the Taschenberg Palace. It was financed by Baron Eugen von Gutschmid, who wanted to show his gratitude for the fact that Dresden had been spared the cholera epidemic (1841/1842), which had broken out on the Oder and Lower Elbe rivers and had also threatened Dresden. In addition to Gottfried Semper as architect, Karl-Moritz Seelig took over the design, which was ceremoniously handed over to the city on July 15, 1846.

Wikipedia: Cholerabrunnen (DE)

292 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon

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The Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon in Dresden, Germany, is a museum of historic clocks and scientific instruments. Its holdings include terrestrial and celestial globes, astronomical, optical and geodetic devices dating back to the 16th century, as well as historic instruments for calculating and drawing length, mass, temperature and air pressure.

Wikipedia: Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (EN)

187 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

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Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden, Germany, displays around 750 paintings from the 15th to the 18th centuries. It includes major Italian Renaissance works as well as Dutch and Flemish paintings. Outstanding works by German, French, and Spanish painters of the period are also among the gallery's attractions.

Wikipedia: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (EN)

91 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Altstädtische Hauptwache

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The Altstädter Hauptwache, also known as the Altstädter Wache, Schinkelwache or Neue Hauptwache, is a building in Dresden's city centre.

Wikipedia: Altstädtische Hauptwache (DE)

152 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Historisches Grünes Gewölbe

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Historisches Grünes Gewölbe

The Green Vault is a museum located in Dresden, Germany, which contains the largest treasure collection in Europe. The museum was founded in 1723 by Augustus the Strong of Poland and Saxony, and it features a variety of exhibits in styles from Baroque to Classicism. The Green Vault is named after the formerly malachite green painted column bases and capitals of the initial rooms. It has some claim to be the oldest museum in the world; it is older than the British Museum, opened in 1759, but the Kunstkamera in St. Petersburg, Russia was opened in 1714 and the Vatican Museums date their foundation to the public display of the newly excavated Laocoön group in 1506.

Wikipedia: Green Vault (EN)

15 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 12: Kupferstich-Kabinett

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The Kupferstich-Kabinett is part of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen of Dresden, Germany. Since 2004 it has been located in Dresden Castle.

Wikipedia: Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden (EN)

256 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 13: Der Weg der Roten Fahne

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The Kulturpalast Dresden is a modernist GDR building designed by architect Wolfgang Hänsch. It was opened in 1969 and had the largest multi-purpose hall in the city of Dresden, which was used for concerts, dance and entertainment events as well as conferences and congresses. After several years of renovation including the installation of a new concert hall, it was reopened in April 2017.

Wikipedia: Der Weg der Roten Fahne (DE)

162 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Kulturpalast

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The Kulturpalast Dresden is a modernist building built by Wolfgang Hänsch during the era of the German Democratic Republic. It was the largest multi-purpose hall in Dresden when it opened in 1969, and was used for concerts, dances, conferences and other events. The building underwent several years of reconstruction beginning in 2012 and opened with a new concert hall in April 2017.

Wikipedia: Kulturpalast (EN), Website

406 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 15: Landhaus

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The Landhaus is a historic building in Dresden, Germany. Designed to house the Saxony region's Landstand, it was built in the Baroque style between 1770 and 1776 by Friedrich August Krubsacius on the site of the former Palais Flemming-Sulkowski. In September 1775 the Obersteuerkollegium moved into it and in October the Landstand first sat there. It now houses the Dresden City Museum and the Dresden City Art Gallery.

Wikipedia: Landhaus (Dresden) (EN)

354 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 16: Galerie Neue Meister

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Galerie Neue Meister

The Galerie Neue Meister in Dresden, Germany, displays around 300 paintings from the 19th century until today, including works from Otto Dix, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. The gallery also exhibits a number of sculptures from the Dresden Sculpture Collection from the same period. The museum's collection grew out of the Old Masters Gallery, for which contemporary works were increasingly purchased after 1843.

Wikipedia: Galerie Neue Meister (EN)

119 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 17: Brühlscher Garten

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Brühlscher Garten

Today, the Brühl Garden is only called the eastern part of the Brühl Terrace in Dresden on the Maiden's Bastion, the site of the former Belvederes (I - IV), but originally the entire garden on the Brühl Terrace. He was one of Brühl's glories.

Wikipedia: Brühlscher Garten (DE)

99 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 18: Delphinbrunnen

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The Dolphin Fountain is a fountain on the Brühl Terrace in Dresden, Germany.

Wikipedia: Delphinbrunnen (Dresden-Altstadt) (DE)

187 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 19: Coselpalais

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The Coselpalais is a palace in the Inner Old Town in Dresden, Germany. With the address An der Frauenkirche 12, it is located northeast of the Frauenkirche at the junction of Salzgasse with this side square of Neumarkt.

Wikipedia: Coselpalais (DE), Website

81 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 20: Church of Our Lady

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The Frauenkirche in Dresden is a Lutheran church in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. Destroyed during the Allied firebombing of Dresden towards the end of World War II, the church was reconstructed between 1994 and 2005.

Wikipedia: Frauenkirche, Dresden (EN), Website, Opening Hours, Facebook, Youtube

204 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 21: Friedensbrunnen

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The Peace Fountain or Turk's Fountain is located in Dresden's old town, it is one of the oldest fountains in the city.

Wikipedia: Friedensbrunnen (Dresden) (DE)

217 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 22: Transport Museum

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The Johanneum is a 16th-century Renaissance building, originally named Stallgebäude because it was constructed as the royal mews. It is located at the Neumarkt in Dresden.

Wikipedia: Johanneum (Dresden) (EN), Website, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest

159 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 23: Procession of Princes

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Procession of Princes Christoph Münch / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Fürstenzug in Dresden, Germany, is a large mural of a mounted procession of the rulers of Saxony. It was originally painted between 1871 and 1876 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Wettin Dynasty, Saxony's ruling family. In order to make the work weatherproof, it was replaced with approximately 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles between 1904 and 1907. With a length of 102 metres (335 ft), it is known as the largest porcelain artwork in the world. The mural displays the ancestral portraits of the 35 margraves, electors, dukes and kings of the House of Wettin between 1127 and 1904.

Wikipedia: Fürstenzug (EN)

92 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 24: George gate

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The Georgentor or the Georgenbau is the original city exit from Dresden to the Elbe bridge. It is located in the Inner Old Town on Schloßplatz between the Residenzschloss and the Stallhof. This first Renaissance building in Dresden was initiated by George the Bearded, who had the former city gate of Dresden's only Elbe bridge at the time converted into the Georgentor from 1530 to 1535. Today, the building impresses with its representative façade in the monumental neo-Renaissance style.

Wikipedia: Georgentor (Dresden) (DE)

83 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 25: Kathedrale Ss. Trinitatis

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Dresden Cathedral, or the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Dresden, previously the Catholic Church of the Royal Court of Saxony, called in German Katholische Hofkirche and since 1980 also known as Kathedrale Sanctissimae Trinitatis, is the Catholic Cathedral of Dresden.

Wikipedia: Dresden Cathedral (EN), Heritage Website

34 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 26: Hausmannsturm

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The Hausmannsturm is the oldest part of Dresden Castle that still exists today and was started around 1400 in its lower parts. It is located on the north side of the building complex. The octagonal structure is crowned by a copper-covered Welsh hood and an open lantern with a top. With a height of 100.27 metres, the tower is one of the most striking buildings in Dresden and a popular vantage point.

Wikipedia: Hausmannsturm (Dresden) (DE)

115 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 27: Statue of King John

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The King Johann Monument is a bronze, six-metre-high equestrian statue of the Saxon King Johann on Dresden's Theaterplatz, which was created by Johannes Schilling from 1882 and unveiled in 1889. In the Baroque tradition, it stands as a point de vue at the intersection of the central axes of the Semperoper and the Sempergalerie.

Wikipedia: König-Johann-Denkmal (DE)

152 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 28: Italienisches Dörfchen

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The Italian Village is a restaurant in Dresden, Germany. It is located on Theaterplatz near the Hofkirche, the Zwinger and the Semperoper in the historic area of the city centre. The name refers to an earlier development at this point.

Wikipedia: Italienisches Dörfchen (DE)

338 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 29: Augustusbrücke

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The Augustus Bridge is a bridge in the city of Dresden, in the state Saxony in Germany.

Wikipedia: Augustus Bridge (EN)


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