|#1 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
~0.10 miles from Dresden city center
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Description: Locals take great pride in being the production site of the first European porcelain, Meissen, which was created in Dresden in 1707. Beautiful historic pieces and modern figurines are displayed here from Europe, China and Japan. Don't miss the extensive collection of Chinese porcelain dating from the Ming and Ching dynasties.Hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pmAdmission: Ticket Concessions Available; Adult €6Payment Methods: Visa,Master Card,American Express
|#2 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
City Centre Dresden
~0.14 miles from Dresden city center
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|#3 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
The Royal Mews
~0.14 miles from Dresden city center
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Surrounded by Johanneum, Long Gallery and Palace, Scene of knightly tournaments in the 16th century, used for cultural events, historical Christmas market in December.Information provided by http://www.dresden.de/
|#4 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
~0.17 miles from Dresden city center
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The Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) in Dresden, Germany is a museum that contains the largest collection of treasures in Europe. It is a part of the Dresden castle. It was founded by August der Starke (Augustus II the Strong) in 1723. It features a unique and rich variety of exhibits from the period of baroque to classicism. The name comes from the first green-painted room. It has been completely reconstructed and was reopened on 1 September 2006. It is often referred to as a walk-in treasure chest. It contains nine rooms, each with its own exhibition theme.The crown jewels used by the Saxon kings of Poland and some reminders of the Polish monarchs, like a 14th century cup of Queen Jadwiga of Poland, illegally appropriated by Frederick Augustus I, Elector of Saxony are also displayed in the...
|#5 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
~0.18 miles from Dresden city center
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The Zwinger is Dresden's most famous landmark. This baroque complex of pavilions and galleries was - like many of the city's most prominent buildings - commissioned by Augustus the Strong, elector of Saxony.The Zwinger (Der Dresdner Zwinger) is a palace in Dresden and a major landmark of German baroque architecture.The location was formerly part of the Dresden fortress of which the outer wall is conserved. The name derives from the German word Zwinger (outer ward of a concentric castle); it was for the cannons that were placed between the outer wall and the major wall. The Zwinger was not enclosed until the neoclassical building by Gottfried Semper called the Semper wing was built to host the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister art gallery.Augustus the Strong, elector of Saxony, returned...
|#6 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
Old Masters Picture Gallery
~0.19 miles from Dresden city center
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The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (English: Old Masters Picture Gallery) in Dresden (Germany) features numerous major works of art history. It is part of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (English: Dresden State Art Collections) beside ten further museums (e.g. Grünes Gewölbe, Kupferstichkabinett and Rüstkammer), owned by the State of Saxony.
|#7 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
~0.19 miles from Dresden city center
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|#8 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
~0.23 miles from Dresden city center
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Dresden's most beautiful square, Theaterplatz, is flanked by the world-famous Semper Opera House , the Zwinger , Gallery of the Old Masters , Schinkelwache, Residenzschloss Palace, Hofkirche and the Italienisches Dörfchen restaurant. Each building is a masterpiece and the effect of the entire ensemble is truly breathtaking. Visitors can admire a variety of architectural style, from baroque to Neo-renaissance by masters like Semper and Chiaveri. The centerpiece is a bronze statue of King John on his horse by Johannes Schilling. Locals and visitors flock to the square every summer for fantastic open-air concerts
|#9 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
~0.24 miles from Dresden city center
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The Semperoper is the opera house of the Saxon State Opera Dresden (German: Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden) and the concert hall of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden in Dresden, Germany. It was first built in 1841, by architect Gottfried Semper.
|#10 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
Semper Opera House
~0.25 miles from Dresden city center
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The Semper Opera House or Semperoper in Dresden is home to the Sächsische Staatsoper, one of the city's most important cultural institutions. The opera house is also one of Dresden's most impressive monuments.The First Semper Opera HouseAlready in 1678 an opera house was built on the current site of the Semperoper, near the Theaterplatz.Between 1838 and 1841 Gottfried Semper, who was heavily influenced by ancient Roman architecture, built a new theater in early Renaissance style. The magnificent building saw many premieres of works by Richard Wagner, who arrived in Dresden one year after Semper's Opera House was completed.A New Semper Opera HouseIn 1869 a fire destroyed the building. Even though Gottfried Semper was in exile after he took part in a failed democratic uprising,...
|#11 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
~0.26 miles from Dresden city center
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The Kreuzkirche (Church of the Cross) in Dresden is the largest church in Saxony, and home to the Dresdner Kreuzchor boy choir. Known since the early 12th century, it was officially dedicated on 10 June 1388 to the Holy Cross. Since 1491, it has burned down five times. In its current form, it was re-opened in 1955.
|#12 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
~0.27 miles from Dresden city center
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The Katholische Hofkirche (English: The Catholic Church of the Royal Court of Saxony) is a Roman Catholic Cathedral, located in the 'Altstadt' in the heart of Dresden, in Germany. Previously the most important Catholic parish church of the city, it was elevated to cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dresden-Meißen in 1964.The Hofkirche stands as one of Dresden's foremost landmarks. It was built by architect Gaetano Chiaveri from 1738 to 1751.The church was commissioned by Frederick Augustus II, Elector of Saxony and king of Poland, and contains the heart of his father, king August the Strong as well as the remains of 49 other members of the Wettin family.The church was badly damaged during World War II and was restored during the mid-1980s under the East German regime. Today...
|#13 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
~0.32 miles from Dresden city center
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The Neumarkt in Dresden is a central and culturally significant section of the Dresden inner city. The historic area was almost completely wiped out during the Allied bomb attack during the Second World War. After the war Dresden fell under Soviet occupation and later the communist German Democratic Republic who rebuilt the Neumarkt area in socialist realist style and partially with historic buildings. However huge areas and parcels of the place remained untilled. After the fall of Communism and German reunification the decision was made to restore the Neumarkt to its pre-war look.The completion of the reconstructed Dresden Frauenkirche in 2005 marked the first step in rebuilding the Neumarkt. Quarter I and the front section of Quarters II, III, IV and V(II) have since been completed.
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Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche)
~0.40 miles from Dresden city center
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The Dresdner Frauenkirche (English: Church of Our Lady) is a Lutheran church in Dresden, Germany.The Dresden Frauenkirche survived the firebombing of Dresden during World War II but was totally burned out and collapsed the next day. It has been reconstructed as a landmark symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies. The reconstruction of its exterior was completed in 2004, its interior in 2005 and after 13 years of rebuilding, the church was reconsecrated on 30 October 2005 with festive services lasting through the Protestant observance of Reformation Day on 31 October.Once a month, an Anglican Evensong in English is held in the Frauenkirche, with clergy sent from St. George's Anglican Chaplaincy in Berlin.
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Internationales Congress Center
~0.46 miles from Dresden city center
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|#16 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
~0.48 miles from Dresden city center
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|#17 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
~0.58 miles from Dresden city center
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The New Synagogue in Dresden was completed in 2001 and designed by architects Rena Wandel-Hoefer and Wolfgang Lorch. It was built on the same location as the Semper Synagogue (1839–1840) designed by Gottfried Semper, which was destroyed in 1938, during the Kristallnacht.The boundary wall of the New Synagogue incorporates the last remaining fragments of Semper's original building. The outer walls of the synagogue are built slightly off plumb, intended by the architect to convey the feeling that the Jewish community has always been slightly set off from the German city. The synagogue is also an interesting contrast to the city center with which it is juxtaposed. It is set on a slight rise just at the edge of Dresden's baroque center, which was completely flattened by allied bombing during ...
|#18 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
~0.63 miles from Dresden city center
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Started in 1714 and enlarged in 1723-33 in the late Baroque-Classicistic style, this four-winged building was originally intended to accommodate the porcelain collection of Augustus the Strong.This intent is still visible in the curved roofs, the relief on the gable above the portal and the Chinese herms in the inner courtyard. Today it houses the State Prehistory Museum and the Museum of Ethnology.
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Heinz Steyer Stadium
~0.76 miles from Dresden city center
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The Heinz-Steyer-Stadion is a Football and athletics stadium in Dresden, which is currently used by the Dresdner SC. It has a capacity of about 30.000, but is currently restricted to about 5.000 for soccer matches (although it had attendances of more than 50.000 people in the 1930's). It was also the first stadium of Dynamo Dresden. It was the venue for Dynamo's first Inter-Cities Fairs Cup match, against Rangers.
|#20 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
Central Train Station
~0.77 miles from Dresden city center
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Dresden Hauptbahnhof (usually translated from German as Dresden Central Station, short form: Dresden Hbf) is one of two main inter-city transit hubs in the German city of Dresden. Designed by Ernst Giese and Paul Weidner, it was built between 1892 and 1897 at the southern border of the inner city and was important in the growth and development of the city.
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Saxon State Chamber
~0.78 miles from Dresden city center
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The Sächsische Staatskanzlei (Saxon State Chancellery or Saxon State Chamber) is the office of the Minister-President of Saxony. It is located in Dresden on the northern Elbe river banks and was established in 1995. The Staatskanzlei is managed by the State Minister and Head of the Staatskanzlei.The Free State of Saxony also established a Staatskanzlei between 1918 and 1945. The building was used by the Rat des Bezirkes (Board of the Bezirk) of the Bezirk Dresden after the German Democratic Republic had established the Bezirk subdivisions in 1952.Building of the Staatskanzlei is the Gemeinsames Ministerialgebäude or Gesamtministerium (Joint Ministry Building'). It was built between 1900 and 1904 in Historicistic style. The golden crown at the roof is a farly visible symbol of autho...
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Rudolf Harbig Stadium
~0.98 miles from Dresden city center
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Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion is a football (soccer) venue in Dresden, Saxony, the currently home ground of Dynamo Dresden. At this point, created the residency Dresden Eurasian's football tradition, since March 18, 1874 (according to a newspaper, probably since 1869). Ok, after the Cambridge Rules, first drawn up at Cambridge University in 1848. It will deal with the first female German 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup following next 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Here will be stage 13 international matches, in two years (2010 and 2011), therefore the first with the most held.
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Neue Messe Dresden
~1.54 miles from Dresden city center
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Saxon State Library
~1.58 miles from Dresden city center
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The Saxon State Library (Sächsische Landesbibliothek) in Dresden is the Staatsbibliothek of Saxony and the academic library of the Technische Universität Dresden. It is one of the main public archival centers of Germany. Its treasures, collected over four centuries, were located in the Japanisches Palais and in temporary archives for a long period of time. Since 2002 it is located in a new building merged to the Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (Saxon State Library - Regional and University Library Dresden).From 1485, the city of Dresden was the seat of the Wettin dukes of Saxony, who from 1547 were prince-electors. The library was founded in 1556, when Prince-Elector Augustus (ruled 1553-1586) started systematically to acquire learned books and li...
|#25 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
~1.58 miles from Dresden city center
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The Großer Garten (English: Great Garden) is a baroque style park in Dresden. It is oblong in shape and covers an area of about 2 km² in a central location of the city. Established in 1676 as a hunting preserve, it has been a public garden since 1814. Pathways and avenues are arranged symmetrically throughout its area. A central feature of the park is the Sommerpalais.Established outside the old walls of the city, the park was encompassed by the significant growth of the urban area in the second half of the 19th century. Features such as a zoo and botanical garden were added late in that century. A miniature railway known as the Parkeisenbahn was developed by the youth organisations of the former GDR (German Democratic Republic, commonly East Germany in 1950.The Volkswagen's Transp...
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Dresden University of Technology
~1.60 miles from Dresden city center
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Dresden University of Technology, founded in 1961 is the largest institute of higher education in the city of Dresden, the largest university in Saxony and one of the 10 largest universities in Germany.The Technische Universität Dresden (usually translated from German as Dresden University of Technology and abbreviated TU Dresden or TUD) is the largest institute of higher education in the city of Dresden, the largest university in Saxony and one of the 10 largest universities in Germany with 34,993 students as of 2006. The name Technische Universität Dresden has only been used since 1961; the history of the university, however, goes back nearly 200 years to 1828. This makes it one of the oldest colleges of technology in Germany, and one of the country’s oldest universities, which in...
|#27 of 27 Things To Do in Dresden|
Military History Museum
~2.22 miles from Dresden city center
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No sooner do you step onto the forecourt of the Military History Museum - filled with planes, tanks and military vehicles - and you are transported into the world of the German military. Exhibits such as uniforms, medals, guns and ammunition show how the military has developed over the ages. The museum contains over 6,000 exhibits, among them the world's oldest diving boat and Europe's oldest canon