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.
1-2 Hours of Travel Time
Take a Bus Tour of the City
Hop on a bus for an easy day trip that hits all the major landmarks. Stadtrundfahrt Dresden offers sightseeing tours all over the city of Dresden with hop-on/hop-off service. You can cover all of the major Dresden attractions in a day by making use of Stadtrundfahrt Dresden's 22 bus stops. You won't miss anything with their professional guides and audio guides in 20 languages.
One of your tour stops must be at the Frauenkirche. Take a tour of Dresden's most famous baroque masterpiece. Be sure to go into the dome for fantastic views of the city. Another stop in the city should be at the Semperoper. The Dresden Opera House is a beautiful example of the Italian High Renaissance style. Guided tours of the opera house's grand interior are available all day.
Stop at the grand, baroque-style Zwinger and take in Dresden's State Art Collections. Be sure to check out the Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Master's Picture Gallery) to view paintings by Raphael, Rubens and Vermeer.
A stop at the Panometer will immerse you in Dresden history from 1695 to the present day. Viewed from the center of the building, the 360-degree murals are enhanced with light and sound to make for a memorable experience.
While touring the city, be sure to stop at the Dresden Transport Museum. This museum is home to interactive, fascinating displays on the history of transport over land, sea and air.
- Stadtrundfahrt Dresden: Postplatz / Zwinger - am Kronentor, 01067 Dresden, Germany
- Frauenkirche: Neumarkt, 01067 Dresden, Germany
- Semperoper: Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany
- Zwinger: Sophienstraße, 01067 Dresden, Germany
- Panometer: Gasanstaltstraße 8B, 01237 Dresden, Germany
- Dresden Transport Museum: Augustusstraße 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany
Enjoy World-Famous Wine in Radebeul
Accessible by tram or rail, Radebeul is a wine-lovers' paradise. Famous for its wine since the 14th century, Radebeul is full of lush vineyards and wineries and one of the first towns near Dresden you should visit. Be sure to visit Schloss Wackerbarth and enjoy the beautiful baroque landscape, tour the winery or enjoy a meal and their signature sparkling wine.
- SchlossWackerbarth: Wackerbarthstraße 1, 01445 Radebeul, Germany
Visit the Home of Meissen Porcelain
Explore Bohemian Switzerland
Feel Like a Kid Again in Toy Village
The 14th-century town of Seiffen is lovingly known as "Toy Village." Seiffen is best known for its handmade toys. Be sure to bring home one of Seiffen's traditional German Christmas ornaments or wooden nutcrackers. Visit the Toy Museum to see over 3,000 handmade toys and ornaments.
- Seiffen Toy Museum: Hauptstraße 73, 09548 Kurort Seiffen/Erzgeb., Germany
3-4 Hours of Travel Time
Enjoy Beautiful Gorlitz
Full of gorgeous old-world architecture and colorful buildings, Gorlitz has been the setting for many Hollywood films, including "The Book Thief." Be sure to see the Church of St. Peter and Paul with its famous "sun organ" from the 1700s.
- Church of St. Peter and Paul: Bei der Peterskirche 9, 02826 Görlitz, Germany
With the many transportation options available out of Dresden, it is easy to visit the attractions in nearby cities. Whether you like natural areas or historical sites, there is much to see and do on day trips from Dresden.