Dresden – otherwise affectionately known as Florence on the Elbe – is a unique cultural experience, not least because of its magnificent art collections and its stunning baroque and Mediterranean architecture. Dresden is a city steeped in history. Standing as a witness to a bygone era, are the many famous landmarks, such as the Semperoper (Opera House of the Saxon State Opera), the Zwinger Palace, the Neumarkt with Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), the Martin Luther monument or the Goldene Reiter (Golden Rider), the magnificent gilded equestrian statue of Augustus the Strong. Explore the many streets and alleyways and soak up the ambience and charm of this Saxon city.
As well as a wealth of culture, the capital city of Saxony also offers a broad recreational and leisure program Lined by broad meadows and parks that reach right into the city centre, the river Elbe winds its way through the city of Dresden offering a wide range of recreational and leisure opportunities both centrally and in the surrounding countryside. On warm summer nights both current and classic films are screened alfresco against the backdrop of the city’s historic skyline. The film festival lasts around 60 days and attracts some 150,000 visitors each year and is a definite must in the calendars of all concert and cinema fans.
And since 1434, the traditional Dresden Christmas Market has been attracting visitors eager to down hot mugs of mulled wine and savour the world famous Dresdner Christstollen (a traditional yeast cake enjoyed in the festive season).
As always, our low budget Motel One design hotels are the perfect base for enjoying the many wonderful sights in this beautiful city with its grandiose architecture.