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Dresden offers numerous overwhelming sights in a confined space. Take a stroll from the baroque Old Town over to the picturesque Great Garden to the vibrant New Town across the river Elbe and enjoy many architectural, cultural and historical treasures. The various museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen and Dresden’s municipal museums unveil the history of our royal capital and provide an ideal exhibition space for many unique art treasures. While appreciating the past, Volkswagen's Transparent Factory, as a center of future mobility, and the bustling nightlife of New Town contribute the right amount of modernity and vitality.

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Museums of Dresden

Historic Green Vault

Historic Green Vault

Built between 1723 and 1730, the treasure chamber of August the Strong is a baroque Gesamtkunstwerk par excellence and hosts an abundance of gold, rock crystal and diamonds, each more brilliant than the other. Like a timetraveller, you can experience the splendor of the Baroque while walking through authentically restored rooms, such as the Amber Cabinet, Ivory & White Silver Chamber or the Jewelry Hall. For conservational considerations, admission tickets are strictly limited and thus it is advisable to buy the respective tickets in advance.

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Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) Dresden

Royal Palace Dresden

The beating heart and origin of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden is the Royal Palace, the center of the Old Town. This palace hosts various renowned exhibitions and is sometimes lovingly called "the Saxonian Louvre". You can visit the following museums and exhibitions: the Historical & New Green Vault, the Coin Cabinet and Armory Chamber (including the Turkish Chamber, the Hall of the Giants, the Electoral Wardrobe, the Rise of the Electoral Power in Saxony, Concept and Encounter: the World around 1600). Immerse yourself in the Saxon’s Renaissance and Baroque past while getting up close with sparkling gems, precious pageant weaponry, lances and swords as well as magnificent robes.

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Dresden Zwinger

Dresden Zwinger

Today, the Old Master’s Gallery, the Porcelain Collection, and the Mathematic-Physical Salon, museums of Dresden's Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, are at home in the Zwinger, which is an impressive baroque architecture and perfect stage for such art treasures. Experience the great masters of European art history, notably Raphael's Sistine Madonna, the unique porcelains of August the Strong and one of the world's most invaluable collections of historical scientific instruments.

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Combo Ticket - Royal Palace / Semperoper

This special offer allows you to discover two attractions of Dresden’s Old Town at once! Visit the diverse museums of the Royal Palace and also enjoy the glamorous ambience of the world-famous Semperoper during an exciting guided tour. The “Combo ticket” covers the admission to all museums of the Royal Palace (except the Historic Green Vault) and the participation in a regular guided tour through the Semperoper with preferential admittance.

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Dresden's Highlights

Frauenkirche Dresden (Church of Our Lady)

Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady)

The Church of Our Lady defining to the city silhouette of Dresden. With a total height of around 91 meters, the building is clearly visible from afar. The church stands as a symbol for the devastation of the Second World War and is at the same time a memorial to peace and reconciliation. Seize the opportunity to explore this outstanding witness of the past in existence for almost a millennial.

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Stadtrundfahrt Dresden

Stadtrundfahrt Dresden (coach tour around the city)

The Old Town is an impressive neighborhood that encloses numerous fascinating sights in walking-distance from each other. From the town square Theaterplatz, you just have to cross the bridge Augustusbrücke to find yourself in the vibrant New Town area around Albertplatz and proceed to the famous cheesery Pfundsmolkerei. Take a coach tour for a comfortable way to get around the city that conjoins architectural, cultural and historical treasures. With its flexible hop-on/hop-off option, you can explore Dresden on your own when desired or you just stay on the bus enjoying the tour from the comfort of your window seat.

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Volkswagen's Transparent Factory

Volkswagen's Transparent Factory

Right from the start, the Volkswagen Transparent Factory has been more than just a modern production facility. Its modern architecture is a distinct symbol of innovative automotive engineering. For more than 14 years the top-class model "Phaeton" has been manufactured here. In March 2016, reconstruction works were conducted. In the future, the new e-Golf shall leave those halls of glass, ready for the road. One can already visit an exhibition that explains the future prospects of electric mobility.

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Semperoper Guided Tours

Book your ticket for a guided tour and see one of the world's most renowned opera houses up close! Let the magnificent architecture and the richly decorated rooms enchant you. Immerse yourself in the world of the Semperoper!

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Dine in Dresden

Sophienkeller

Sophienkeller

Dining like August the Strong? You should not miss the quaint atmosphere in the basement vaults of the Sophienkeller. In the immediate vicinity of the Taschenbergpalais, opposite the Zwinger and Semperoper, guests are invited to experience the past grand Baroque era. The Sophienkeller does not only offer culinary specialties from Dresden and the surrounding area but also understands to entertain their guests. Sophienkeller im Taschenbergpalais Taschenberg 3 | 01067 Dresden +49 351 49 72 60

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Bean & Beluga

Bean & Beluga

The high-class caterer of the Semperoper Bean & Beluga, strives to engage all senses. You are welcome to enjoy their exquisite canapés before a performance or refresh yourself with luscious aperitifs during the break.

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william - Restaurant

william

If you fancy an elegant and yet casual restaurant come to see “william”, the restaurant directly in the Schauspielhaus, on the far side of the Zwinger. “william” offers exquisite, modern German cuisine and a comprehensive selection of drinks for refreshment before or after a visit to the theater. Also after an opera performance you can swing by for a delicious finale of your evening - on foot, both theaters are just minutes away from each other.

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