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Things to do in Dresden - City Guide by IHG


Discover Dresden

Dresden is the capital city of the State of Saxony. Crossed by the Elbe River, Dresden is home to striking baroque architecture as well as lush green spaces. Over half of the city is maintained as woods and green spaces, making Dresden an interesting mix of a busy city and soothing natural spaces. Dresden is a great place for anyone who loves history or architecture, but don't shy away if those aren't your cup of tea. Dresden also offers impressive art galleries (both historical and modern), shopping, wine tasting and long strolls along the Elbe River.


Top Dresden Guides

Start planning your trip to one of Germany's Saxon gems with the help of this Dresden travel guide.


Music and Entertainment in Dresden

Get to know this destination by adding a few of these events in Dresden to your list of things to do.



Top Dresden's landmarks

Dresden is a city rich in history and architecture. After being almost destroyed by Allied bombers at the end of World War II, Dresden has rebuilt herself without losing her original charm and majesty.


Best places to eat in Dresden

Take in the specialties of Germany in one of Dresden's finest restaurants. Here are some of the best restaurants in Dresden.



Day Trips nearby Dresden

There are many famous landmarks in and around the city of Dresden. If you are game for some Dresden day trips, here are a few ideas for trips in and around the city.


Short visit? Only 24-48 hours in Dresden

Here are the Dresden destinations you should not miss if you only have 24-48 hours.


Dresden Neighbourhoods

Visit some of the top Dresden neighbourhood to discover this beautifully diverse city.

Where to Stay

With 4 hotels throughout Dresden’s neighbourhoods, IHG has everything you need for a wonderful stay.

Hotel Indigo Dresden - Wettiner Platz

Things to Do

Find the best local tours, activities and attractions in Dresden and earn 1,000 IHG® Rewards Club points.

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It doesn't matter if you are in Dresden for a just a day or longer, this classic 90-minute walking tour is a great way to be introduced to the city and an excellent starting point for your visit.


Take a unique journey back to Dresden’s past and experience the city in a 360° Panorama!



Escape the city rush and explore the beauty of Central European nature by taking this unique 12-hour trip to the Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland National Park.


Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local.


Experience some of the best restaurants throughout Dresden and book your reservation using OpenTable.