Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #5 in Dresden, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 24 sights
Distance 9.5 km
Ascend 137 m
Descend 139 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: Carte Blanche (Travestie)

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Carte Blanche (Travestie) Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 4.0

The Travestie-Revue-Theater Carte Blanche is a travesty theater in the Dresden district of Äußere Neustadt. The renowned ensemble, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009 as part of the Dresden Film Nights, gained nationwide fame, among other things, through the television program Das Sat.1-Magazin, which was broadcast in the early evening program, when reporters accompanied theater director Zora Schwarz for a week and looked behind the scenes of the theater.

Wikipedia: Travestie-Revue-Theater Carte Blanche (DE)

85 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Alter Jüdischer Friedhof

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The Old Jewish Cemetery in Dresden is the oldest preserved Jewish cemetery in Saxony. It is located north of Bautzner Straße on Pulsnitzer Straße in the Neustadt, near the Martin Luther Church and, with 3500 square meters, is one of the smallest cemeteries in Dresden. It is protected as a cultural monument.

Wikipedia: Alter Jüdischer Friedhof (Dresden) (DE)

309 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Martin-Luther-Kirche

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The Martin Luther Church in Dresden's Neustadt is a church built in the late 19th century. It stands on Martin-Luther-Platz, which was built from 1879 onwards, in the middle of numerous Wilhelminian style houses.

Wikipedia: Martin-Luther-Kirche (Dresden) (DE), Website

455 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Pfunds Molkerei

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Pfunds Molkerei

The Dresden dairy Gebrüder Pfund is a landmark in Dresden and is located in the Outer Neustadt district. The milk shop is best known for its original hand-painted tiles from Villeroy and Boch. In November 1997, it was entered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the "Most Beautiful Milk Shop in the World". Today, you can buy regional products such as cheese, wine and care products.

Wikipedia: Pfunds Molkerei (DE), Website

423 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Pferdekopfbrunnen

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The Pferdetränkbrunnen is a fountain created in 1921 by Paul Polte on Bautzner Straße in the Dresden district of Äußere Neustadt. It is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Pferdetränkbrunnen (DE)

553 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 6: Kleines Haus

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Kleines Haus Michael Kranewitter / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Staatsschauspiel Dresden is a theatre in Dresden, Germany. It operates the Schauspielhaus and the Kleines Haus. The Staatsschauspiel emerged in 1983 from the Dresden State Theatre, which had its origins in the Royal Court Theatre.

Wikipedia: Kleines Haus (Dresden) (DE), Website

526 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 7: Erich-Kästner-Museum

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Erich-Kästner-Museum Ruairí O'Brien / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Erich Kästner Museum is a literary museum in Dresden, Germany. The museum covers the life and writings of German children's author Erich Kästner and is based in the Villa Augustin building which had belonged to Kästner's uncle. The museum is notable for its architecture, which was designed to be semi-mobile and fit within a single room, close to where Kästner had grown up in Dresden's inner new town.

Wikipedia: Erich Kästner Museum (EN), Website

223 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Stille Wasser

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Stille Wasser

Still Waters and Stormy Waves is a twin fountain complex on Albertplatz in Dresden, Germany. It was created by Robert Diez from 1883 to 1894 and is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Stille Wasser und Stürmische Wogen (DE)

206 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Schillerdenkmal

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The Dresden Schiller Monument stands southwest of Albertplatz, between the beginning of Hauptstraße and Königstraße in the Innere Neustadt district. It is a work by Selmar Werner, the architecture is by Oswin Hempel.

Wikipedia: Schillerdenkmal (Dresden) (DE)

129 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Berthold Wronkow

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Berthold Wronkow

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)

160 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Neustädter Markthalle

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The Neustädter Markthalle in Dresden is a market hall first opened on 7 October 1899 on Metzer Straße, corner of Hauptstraße in Neustadt. After a major renovation, the listed hall was reopened as a shopping centre in 2000.

Wikipedia: Neustädter Markthalle (DE), Website

136 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Dreikönigskirche

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The Dreikönigskirche is a Lutheran church located in the Innere Neustadt of Dresden, Germany. It is the centre of a parish, and a community venue called Haus der Kirche. The church is a listed cultural monument of Dresden.

Wikipedia: Dreikönigskirche, Dresden (EN)

501 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 13: Jägerhof

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The Jägerhof is a building in Dresden and the oldest architectural monument in Dresden's Neustadt district. It is located east of the Neustädter Markt on Köpckestraße.

Wikipedia: Jägerhof (Dresden) (DE)

12 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 14: Museum of Saxon Folk Art with Puppet Theater Collection

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The Museum of Saxon Folk Art is a museum of local history in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. The collection is located in the Jägerhof in the Innere Neustadt.

Wikipedia: Museum für Sächsische Volkskunst (DE), Website

206 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 15: Goldener Reiter

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The Golden Horseman is an equestrian statue of the Saxon Elector and Polish King Augustus the Strong, which stands on the Neustädter Markt in Dresden between Augustusbrücke and the main street. It is considered the most famous monument in Dresden and is one of the most important sculptures of the Dresden Baroque.

Wikipedia: Goldener Reiter (Reiterstandbild) (DE)

197 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Blockhaus

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In Dresden, the Neustädter Wache on the west side of the Neustadt bridgehead of the Augustus Bridge is called a blockhouse. The free-standing building is located on Neustädter Markt, a few meters from the Goldener Reiter. The architect was Zacharias Longuelune.

Wikipedia: Blockhaus (Dresden) (DE)

569 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 17: Museum für Völkerkunde Dresden

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The Dresden Museum of Ethnology contains an ethnographic collection with more than 90,000 artefacts from all parts of the earth. It is part of the Dresden State Art Collections. Founded in 1875, the museum presents continually changing exhibitions in the Japanisches Palais, a Baroque building complex in Dresden, Germany.

Wikipedia: Dresden Museum of Ethnology (EN), Website

769 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 18: 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)

702 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 19: Zwingergarten

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Zwingergarten Stephan Czuratis (Jazz-face) / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Zwinger is a palatial complex with gardens in Dresden, Germany. Designed by architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, it is one of the most important buildings of the Baroque period in Germany. Along with the Frauenkirche, the Zwinger is the most famous architectural monument of Dresden.

Wikipedia: Zwinger (Dresden) (EN)

1061 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 20: Marienbrücke

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In Dresden, the Marienbrücke is the name given to two bridges over the Elbe between Wilsdruffer Vorstadt and the Innere Neustadt. The 434 m long stone arch bridge at Elbe kilometre 56.5 has existed since 1852 and, as an initially combined road and railway bridge, was the second fixed Elbe crossing in Dresden after the old Augustus Bridge from the 1730s. The Marienbrücke is the oldest Elbe bridge in the city.

Wikipedia: Marienbrücke (Dresden) (DE)

1254 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 21: Yenidze

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Yenidze is a former cigarette factory building in Dresden, Saxony, Germany built between 1907 and 1909. Today it is used as an office building. It is notable for its Moorish Revival exterior design which borrows design elements from mosques and the Alhambra in Spain.

Wikipedia: Yenidze (EN)

555 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 22: Schulmuseum

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The Dresden School Museum is a school museum in the Saxon state capital.

Wikipedia: Schulmuseum Dresden (DE), Website

423 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 23: Küferbrunnen

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The list of fountains and trick fountains in Dresden gives an overview of the most important public fountains and trick fountains in the city. There are about 300 fountains and water features in Dresden, part of which belongs to the city of Dresden and is maintained by the Parks Department.

Wikipedia: Liste der Brunnen und Wasserspiele in Dresden (DE)

32 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 24: Palais Brühl-Marcolini

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Palais Brühl-Marcolini Kay Körner from Dresden Seevorstadt in Saxony / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Palais Brühl-Marcolini is a garden palace built from 1727 onwards in the suburb of Ostra near Dresden, which was laid out from 1670 in today's Friedrichstadt district. Today, the palace and later extensions and new buildings on its property are home to the Dresden-Friedrichstadt hospital. The Palais Brühl-Marcolini is not to be confused with Marcolini's hunting lodge in the Waldschlösschen district and the former Palais Brühl on Brühl's Terrace.

Wikipedia: Palais Brühl-Marcolini (DE)


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