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Holiday Inn Dresden - Am Zwinger

City Centre, 0.55 mi

4.6/5

Ostra-Allee 25 Am Zwinger

Dresden, 01067

Germany


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Front Desk:
49-351-4842260

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4.8/5

Wettiner Platz 1

Dresden, 01067

Germany


Reservations:
1 877 8 INDIGO

Front Desk:
49-351-3155290

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Holiday Inn Dresden - City South

City Centre, 1.84 mi

4.7/5

Bamberger Straße 14

Dresden, 01187

Germany


Reservations:

Front Desk:
49-351-46600

Visiting Dresden – A City Guide
Dresden’s famous opera house, baroque landmarks, galleries and city parks attract both culture lovers and families. Many of the city’s grand buildings were restored to their former glory after Second World War bombing. Wide squares and the meadows beside the Elbe river give the city a spacious and green feel.

 

Dresden: city layout
Dresden’s historic centre encompasses the Altstadt (Old Town) in the south and northern Neustadt (New Town), divided by the River Elbe. Altstadt’s squares include Neumarkt with its reconstructed baroque buildings, 14th-century Altmarkt and spacious Theaterplatz, home to the iconic Semperoper opera house.

On the river’s right bank you’ll find museums and boutiques in the baroque Innere Neustadt. The Golden Horseman statue and central Albertplatz are joined by plane tree-lined, pedestrianised Hauptstraße.

North of the former city walls, urban Äußere Neustadt is the haunt of artists and students, with many trendy bars and nightclubs.

Quieter suburbs include Albertstadt and Friedrichstadt. To the northeast, Dresden Heath forest has pretty walks close to the heart of the city.

 

Top attractions in Dresden
It’s impossible to wander through Dresden’s Innere Altstadt without stumbling upon a baroque palace or a grand square. You can gaze out over the Altmarkt from the tower of huge Kreuzkirche church. From here it’s a six-minute walk to Neumarkt square and the Frauenkirche , a majestic baroque church reconstructed after the war. Art lovers can admire the architecture and sculptures of Dresden Zwinger palace from the outside, or works by Rembrandt and Raphael among the masterpieces in its Old Masters Picture Gallery.

 

The concierge recommends…

  • A visit to world-renowned opera house Semperoper, reconstructed in Early-Renaissance style. The building offers music to the eyes as well as to the ears, with opulent furnishings including crystal chandeliers and the original, restored curtain.
  • A glass of heart-warming Glühwein (mulled wine) at the Striezelmarkt Christmas market. Romantically set on 14th-century Altmarkt, its sparkling stalls sell traditional festive decorations, pottery and gingerbread.
  • Enjoying the sweeping view of the city from the rooftop restaurant at the Yenidze “tobacco mosque”. The former cigarette factory in Friedrichstadt, west of the old town, is shaped like a mosque, with a glazed dome that has an open-air viewing deck in summer.
  • Rest your feet and sip a coffee under the plane trees on Hauptstraße, the spacious pedestrian zone in Innere Neustadt.

 

Hotels in Dresden
Dresden offers hotels for all budgets and needs, both in the city centre and in the leafier suburbs. Thanks to an excellent network of trams and buses, you can quickly reach the main attractions from the quieter neighbourhoods outside the centre.

In the Altstadt, major landmarks like Dresden Zwinger and Dresden Royal Palace are all within walking distance. So is the Elbe river, a perfect starting point for an outing by bike or boat. The Internationales Congress Center Dresden and the Semperoper are also found here.

Staying in Äußere Neustadt, a short tram ride from the old town, puts you right in the middle of Dresden’s vibrant art scene and you can drink and dance at buzzing student bars and clubs.

Residential Südvorstadt, south of Dresden Main Station, has wide, tree-lined streets and parks and is a good choice If you prefer a quieter neighbourhood.

 

Eating Out in Dresden
Dresden’s own cuisine is characterised by Saxon home cooking, sweet, spicy pastries and local white wines. The wider gastronomical landscape is colourful and diverse, ranging from down-to-earth beer gardens to sushi bars and top-class international restaurants.

Around Altmarkt and Neumarkt you can enjoy a Saxon pot roast with a view of Frauenkirche or have a drink on Brühl’s Terrace and watch the boats drifting by on the Elbe. Italian, Indian and Spanish restaurants are clustered around Weiße Gasse, opposite Kreuzkirche.

For a touch of luxury, visit Innere Neustadt. Hidden in picturesque baroque courtyards between its galleries and antique shops, elegant restaurants offer Saxon cuisine, sushi and tapas.

Much-loved by students, musicians and artists, the hip restaurants and cosy cafés of Äußere Neustadt serve everything from rare steaks to organic vegan delicacies.

 

The chef recommends…

  • Sächsischer Sauerbraten: A regional variation of a German classic, this hearty pot roast consists of meat (usually beef) marinated in vinegar or wine and served with sticky potato dumplings.
  • Dresdner Christstollen and Pulsnitzer Pfefferkuchen: The former is a traditional Christmas pastry with dried fruit, almonds and powdered sugar, while the latter – a gingerbread made of honey, almonds and fragrant cardamom or cinnamon – is sold and savoured all year round.
  • Wine from the Elbe valley: Saxony’s sweet and dry white wines, including Pinot blanc, Müller-Thurgau and Riesling, have an excellent reputation.

 

Shopping in Dresden
Whether you’re looking for artisan craftwork, luxury goods, fashion or antiques, you’re sure to find the right shop in Dresden, so why not combine your sightseeing tour with a shopping spree?

The spherical Kugelhaus opposite Dresden Main Station and the grand Altmarkt-Galerie shopping centre are connected by Prager Straße. Here you can find major brands as well as small shops selling clothes, shoes and books. From Altmarkt-Galerie it’s a 10-minute walk to Neumarkt, where designer clothes and jewellery beckon from stylish boutiques.

On the right bank of the Elbe, you can hunt for antiques in the upscale Baroque Quarter Innere Neustadt between Königstraße and Hauptstraße. Make sure you visit the spectacular Neustadt

Market Hall, a huge indoor market with elaborate iron staircases and railings, for local produce, spices and gifts.

North of Albertplatz, Äußere Neustadt is an artistic neighbourhood where you can discover craftwork and original gifts in the courtyards and alleys of Kunsthofpassage.

 

Must buy in Dresden

  • Cheese and Saxon wine at Pfunds Molkerei on Bautzner Straße. This staggering 19th-century dairy is completely lined with hand-painted glazed tiles, richly decorated with arabesques and angels.
  • Handcrafted Meissen porcelain has been produced in the company’s factory outside Dresden since the 18th century. It’s available in their own shops, three of which are in Altstadt.
  • Many souvenir shops cater to the sense of Ostalgie (nostalgia for East German life), selling everything from model Trabant cars to everyday items from the former East Germany.

 

Culture & Nightlife in Dresden
Dresden’s abundance of museums and art galleries ranges from classic to contemporary and unusually-themed. Every September, you can visit as many museums as you like with one ticket during Museumsnacht Dresden – or “Museum Night”.

Altstadt’s German Hygiene Museum has fascinating exhibits dedicated to medicine, society and science. The glass cases in opulent royal treasure chamber Grünes Gewölbe display gold jewellery and elaborate decorative arts.

Contemporary galleries specialising in 20th- and 21st-century Saxon art are clustered in the “Kunstquartier Barockviertel” in Innere Neustadt. Bundeswehr Museum of Military History in northern Äußere Neustadt displays some 10,000 exhibits from uniforms to military vehicles.

Nightlife thrives in Neustadt and around Albertplatz, where bars and clubs play music from electro to punk. In the summer, you can enjoy a drink at one of the beach clubs near Leipziger Straße on the right bank of the Elbe.

 

Classical music in Dresden

  • Semperoper: The world-famous opera house and its Saxon State Orchestra are major contributors to Dresden’s reputation as a city of music.
  • Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra: Founded in 1870, the prestigious ensemble plays around 80 concerts in the city every year.
  • State Operetta House: Exclusively dedicated to musical theatre, the Staatsoperette’s repertoire includes classical operettas, musicals and Spielopern (opera plays).
  • DresdnerKreuzchor: The internationally renowned boys’ choir, based in Kreuzkirche on Altmarkt, celebrates its 800th anniversary in 2016.

 

Visiting Dresden with a Family
Dresden has all the right ingredients for family walks, cycling tours and outdoor activities, with extensive parks and gardens, the winding Elbe river and Dresden Heath forest right on the doorstep. Family-friendly museums and playgrounds offer ideal alternatives for inquisitive little minds on rainy days.

Take a half-hour ride on the Park Railway or relax with a picnic on the grassy lawns of the huge Grosser Garten, home to Dresden’s Zoo and Botanical Garden.

Take your pick from canoes, motor boats or steamboats, depending on your energy level, to explore the River Elbe by boat. A cycle tour along the Elbe Cycle Route passes picturesque castles, villages and vineyards.


On a rainy day, you can shelter in one of the popular Kindercafés, child-friendly cafés with indoor play areas. Children can also burn off some energy at indoor playgrounds such as Kuddeldaddeldu in Elbepark shopping centre.

 

Best family attractions in Dresden

  • Verkehrsmuseum Dresden: Kids love the simulators that let them fly a plane or navigate a container ship into port at this family-friendly transport museum.
  • Zoo Dresden is home to elephants, lions, koalas and a petting zoo. Its playgrounds have swings, climbing frames and a “scouting tree” with peepholes from which kids can watch the zebras and giraffes.
  • Take a discovery tour through the senses using games and puzzles at the hands-on Children’s Museum within the German Hygiene Museum. It’s available in English too.
    Kids can romp about, stroke rabbits or make handicrafts with leather, wool and clay at the Adventure Playground Panama in Äußere Neustadt.

Latest Dresden Hotel Reviews


Better than Expected
By Bonsuz
This is a great place to stay. Quiet with easy access to all of Dresden. Room was clean and very comfortable. Hotel pictures do not really do it justice. Work out room is small with just a stationary [More] bike, elliptical, and small weight set. But cold water is always on hand. Overall a great place to stay with good staff. [Less]
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By Penguin37A
The family suite was awesome. Kids and parents were happy. [Less]
Good hotel for a short stay
By Bert75
It is a great hotel but the wifi could be better and personally I prefer a shower without a bathtub. [Less]
Great staff, excellent location
By Wolf
Friendly, competent and proactive staff. Very clean rooms. Excellent location. [Less]
Simply the BEST Hotel Ever
By MIfarmer
We visited historic Dresden and this hotel is literally just outside the Palace and within ten minutes of the Opera. We were upgraded to the Executive Suite, which was roomy for a hotel room in a [More] large city. The bed, as in all Holiday Inns, is excellent. The breakfast was great. There were German rolls, wursts, and cheeses, as well as American eggs and the best bacon I have eaten since I was a kid and Dad made ours in the smokehouse on our family farm! Staff was absolutely superb, gave us tips for touring and shared great deals for Hop On, Hop Off busses and local trams that are available to tourists. As we left the hotel or reentered each day, staff at the front desk waved and greeted us like we were celebrities. This is the BEST HOTEL EXPERIENCE I've enjoyed in my lifetime. Our stay in Dresden will be cherished for years to come and this particular hotel leads the reasons we love this city and will return again! [Less]
Hotel staff made sure we had an excellent experience in Dresden!
By mifarmette
We were greeted by friendly, smiling staff at this hotel:-) Thanks, Nadene and Amanda, for the warm welcome and for answering all our questions during our three day stay. We were upgraded to an [More] executive suite, which had a gorgeous shower and tub area. A glass partition between them and the rest of the bathroom meant there was no steamed up mirrors or damp clothes to contend with. The breakfast experience at the hotel was deliciously wonderful! American, German, meat and meatless options, there was plenty of choices available. The hotel is a very short walk away from a tram stop which quickly whisks you to the gates of the Old City or into the shopping district. Hop On tour busses also have a nearby stop. Staff at the hotel explained how to navigate the city using various forms of transportation, so we never missed having a car. Dresden is a beautiful city! We were very impressed as we traveled to various sections of the city how everywhere was clean and felt very safe. The Old City, the VW Glass Factory, the Dresden WWII Panorama, are all excellent places to visit and staff at the hotel were able to share with us how to get to each of them. We spent four days touring Dresden and three nights at the Holiday Inn Am Zwinger. It will be one of our most treasured vacation memories! We look forward to returning to this hotel when we are next in Germany. [Less]
Amazing !
By PointsPointsPoints
Perfect hotel and close to centre, 15 minute walk or 6 minute scooter. The room was amazing large and comfortable with two TV's (I think a superior room). The bathroom was brilliant with both a bath [More] and walk in rain shower. The bed was so comfortable and think one of the best nights sleep I have had. The room had a sofa that was nice to sit back on and relax A totally brilliant hotel.... [Less]
Excellent services and comfortable stay for everyone.
By Ghosh
One Front Desk Staff I would like to recommend highly is Ms. Ivone , who was very excellent [Less]
Interesting industrial look and great place
By Vitek
Indigo hotel has really interesting industrial look commemorating nearby Mitte factory. It has a great position in the city centre within walking distance to all famous Dresden monuments. [Less]
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