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Dresden at a Glance

For centuries, stately Dresden has awed those traveling up and down the Elbe River. The city's famous viewpoint on the Elbe's northern bank is a panorama of church spires, Renaissance palaces and huge civic buildings.  

Take in the spectacular view of the Elbe and the city on the elevated Brühlsche Terrasse. This riverside promenade is so beautiful it's been called the 'balcony of Europe' 

Besides visiting for its beautiful, heritage-rich cityscape, many people come to Dresden for its museums. The opulent city palace contains four separate collections of priceless objects, paintings, treasure and historic weaponry. A hygiene museum, a military history museum and a museum of Romantic painters are only some of the many other museums to visit. 

Finally, there's nothing more pleasant than enjoying a locally made German brew before heading out to whichever artistic or cultural event catches your fancy that evening. 



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October - April
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      • Major Airport Dresden Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Germany if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. For more information, contact a German consulate office. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Railroad Dresden Hauptbahnhof
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Dresden has cool winters with occasional snow and rain. Summers are warm and sometimes humid. Pack a coat for winter travels.

      Safety Concerns Use commonsense precautions to protect yourself from crime. Avoid dark, deserted areas late at night. Protect your passport by carrying it close to the skin or locking it in a hotel safe. Avoid flashing cash and valuables. 

      Health Concerns Dresden has clean drinking water and good public health. Stay safe and healthy by practicing good hygiene.