Welcome to the ultimate list of activities and cool things to do in Dresden. This is not your boring tourist guide, this is your journey to a fun and unique experience in Dresden.
Dresden was the capital and royal residency king of Saxony back in the days.
Today it still is a hidden gem of Europe.
Not many travelers visit Dresden, even though it is a lively, hipster city. Full of cafés and students, we asked the hostel Lollis Homestay in Dresden, to help us to elaborate a list of things to do in Dresden.
This big list of 32 fun things to do in Dresden.
It could not be more shattering. Culture, food, and a cool mix of the old and the new.
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In the city center, you will find the baroque and rococo style of East Germany. Even though Dresden was destroyed during World War Two, the most historic and well-known landmarks have been rebuilt.
Once you go to the Neustadt (it means “new city” in German) you will find plenty of places to get inspired by:
beer gardens to meet the locals
Dresden is a perfect middle point if you want to visit Berlin and Prague.
Considering this route, there are also amazing Hostels to stay at:
Join a free tour through the Historic Quarter of the town for about 1,5 hours. You will get a general impression of Dresden and it’s history, as well as many interesting facts. The tour is tip-based, meaning at the end of the tour, you give what you consider worth giving.
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Alternatively, there are also tours for the Neue Stadt on Fridays. Check their website for more details here.
Starting point: Martin-Luther statue, in front of Frauenkirche
11. Artsy Coffee
Café Oha is a cozy Coffee place stuffed with sofas and creative decorations on the wall.
It’s located in one of the buildings of Dresden’s Academy of Fine Arts.
Being surrounded by all the students, you can easily let your creativity flow, whilst enjoying a coffee and a cake for just €1 each.
However, it is not so easy to find.
Go through the main door of the big pompous building of the Academy of Fine Arts.
Go straight through till you come to the backyard.
Now, simply follow the name written on the windows.