Stroll through the Old Town Most of the historic buildings and sights are located right there, on the banks of the famous Elbe River. The best-known monument in all of Dresden, it is located right here and is its famous Frauenkirche, a baroque-style Lutheran church that was destroyed during the bombing of World War II and rebuilt between 1994 and 2005 as a symbol of reconciliation. From the outside we will see its monumental dome (which is also an observatory) and inside a beautiful decoration in which its lavish and enormous organ stands out.
The course of the famous Elbe river crosses the city of Dresden, dividing it into two well-marked and differentiated sectors, the old city, where most of the classic buildings are, and the new city, where the busiest and most youthful neighborhoods of all are found. Dresden. If you want to relax a bit in the middle of your trip, we recommend you take a ride on one of the classic boats that cross its waters, showing us the city from a unique perspective. And if you do it while enjoying a delicious German beer, much better!
This former prison and remand center was run by the fearsome STASI, the Ministry for State Security of the German Democratic Republic, from 1953 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Inside we can see its 44 Celts in a perfect state of conservation, in addition to the interrogation and intelligence gathering sauces. A living memory of one of the darkest moments of the cold war located in the heart of Dresden.
Considered one of the jewels of theatrical architecture in the world, this gigantic work was inaugurated in 1841, although the building that we see today is the work of reconstruction work completed in 1986. The Semperoper was the scene of great premieres of the best German operas, three by Richard Wagner and most of those by Richard Strauss. Although the ideal way to visit it is by attending one of its artistic functions, if you want to explore each of its corners, we recommend attending one of the guided tours through its corridors, rooms and secrets, which will leave you speechless.
One of the industrial jewels that Dresden has to offer us is this hanging railway, which connects the districts of Loschwitz and Oberloschwitz by climbing a steep slope and offering beautiful aerial views of the entire city from its top. It was inaugurated on May 6, 1901 and in 2007 it was nominated for the prize as a Historic Monument of Civil Engineering in Germany. Together with the neighboring funicular, this is one of Dresden’s two mountain railways.
Housed within the old Dresden Palace, this museum is world renowned as one of the richest treasure chambers in all of Europe. Its collection is divided into two permanent exhibition areas, the Historical Green Vault where around 3,000 masterpieces of goldsmith and jewelery art are exhibited, as well as amber and ivory treasures, precious stone containers and valuable bronze statues, in a dramatic arrangement of the free space of the usual showcases. And the New Green Vault you can admire selected art objects up close.