Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Frauenkirche Dresden

    It is the landmark of the city, the symbol of its history, and one of the loveliest churches in Europe. A visit to this church should be included in any trip to Dresden, even if only to see the outside. The architecture of this Baroque building is unique and impressive. There is only one other church in the world that is made entirely of sandstone, and that one is in Strasbourg. In the GDR, the church was declared a war memorial. Reconstruction of the church commenced in 1994, and it was finally reconsecrated some 60 years after its destruction, in 2005.
    Georg-Treu-Platz 3
    01067 Dresden
    +49 351 6560 6100
  • Old Town

    A stroll through history
    Dresden's historic centre is to be found on the left bank of the Elbe. The area is still defined by the magnificent buildings of the Renaissance, Baroque and 19th century. Despite the damage inflicted in World War II, the Old Town has retained its old charm, and is still a major attraction. The highlight on a tour of the Old Town is the Frauenkirche.
  • Prager Strasse

    Shopping street
    It was almost completely destroyed in the war; now it's more of a shopping paradise than ever before: the Prager Strasse is the most important shopping street in Dresden. It links the main station with the old market. In the days of the GDR, it was rebuilt as a flagship quarter, and today it is the key feature in Dresden's cityscape. It includes the main department store chains and the Centrum Galerie with over 100 shops, as well as hotels and restaurants. The Prager Strasse is the no. 1 choice for power shoppers.
    Prager Strasse
    01069 Dresden
  • Tendresse Ladengalerie

    This gallery in Dresden's new town is full of fabulous fashion – unconventional and unique but also classic and timeless. Quite simply a small selection of designs that you won't find everywhere. As well as fabulous accessories and gift ideas. Jewellery, scarves, bags, fabrics and amusing buttons, English teapots, candles etc. – a genuine shopping haven for very special items.
    Rothenburger Strasse 44
    01095 Dresden
    +49 351 801 2424
  • Altmarkt Galerie

    Shopping Mecca
    The Altmarkt Galerie is probably the shopping Mecca per se. It is named after Dresden's "Altmarkt", the old market. Close to the Frauenkirche and the City Palace, its three storeys contain some 200 shops, restaurants and cafés. The Armani Lifestyle World at the centre is the first Armani Jeans store in Germany. The Galerie is named after Dresden's "Altmarkt", the old market.
    Webergasse 1
    01067 Dresden
    +49 351 482040
  • Cocoon

    Exclusive shopping
    The Cocoon is a guarantee for fabulous fashions and top quality items. The range includes the coolest items by popular labels such as True Religion, Replay, Scotch & Soda, Belstaff, Philipp Plein and Rich & Royal. Whether dresses, jeans, coats, shoes or accessories, there's plenty of choice for everyone. And shopping can be made even pleasanter by a little sojourn to the exclusive Moët Bar.
    Wilsdruffer Strasse 10
    01067 Dresden
    +49 351 804 4110
  • Glashütte

    Timekeeper with style
    For over 165 years, Glashütte watches have represented tradition, quality and design. The luxury models are still made entirely by hand. Whether in gold or silver with leather and gems, the company's designs will make any watch-lover's pulse race. In 2012, the Saxon watch manufacturer opened the doors to its first boutique in the heart of Dresden. Its 100 square metres consist of a luxurious boutique and an interactive showroom.
    QF Passage, Frauenkirche Quarter
    Töpferstrasse 4
    01067 Dresden
    +49 351 8112 5970
  • KeXerei - "Die Keksmanufaktur"

    Original "Christstollen"
    Dresden's "Christstollen" is to Dresden what Sachertorte is to Vienna and "Luxemburgerli" to Zurich. The traditional cake is also a piece of history – whether kings, princes or ordinary townspeople, "Christstollen" has quite literally always been on everyone's lips. The original is available in the "KeXerei" at the main station in Dresden in addition to about 100 different sort of biscuits. And it can also be ordered online.
    Leipziger Strasse 111
    01127 Dresden
    +49 351 847 1050
  • Staatsoperette Dresden

    Operas, operettas and musicals
    The Staatsoperette Dresden offers a broad repertoire of operettas, light opera, musicals and entertainment for almost all ages. Classic operettas such as "Die Fledermaus", "A Night in Venice", light operas such as "The Magic flute", "The Bartered Bride" and musicals such as "My Fair Lady", "Evita" and "The Wizard of Oz" are all on the programme. The Staatsoperette and are move into their new home on the site of the Mitte thermal power station in 2016.
    Wettiner Platz, 01067 Dresden (in Kraftwerk Mitte Dresden)
    01257 Dresden

    +49 351 207 9999
  • Military History Museum

    Understanding history
    Like a gigantic wedge the steel construction of star architect Daniel Libeskind breaks up the harmonic neo-baroque front of the museum. It is reminiscent of the v-shaped air strikes on Dresden during the Second World War. In accordance with the exterior, the exhibition inside illustrates the roots and facets of war and violence. In an eye-opening and interactive manner guests embark on a journey through time, exploring Europe’s military history in an enormous exhibition space.
    Olbrichtplatz 2
    01099 Dresden
    +49 351 823 2803
  • Semperoper

    Magnificent building with history
    The Semperoper has a long tradition and history. It is situated at the heart of Dresden and was named after the builder Gottfried Semper. Concerts, operas and ballets are performed here. The annual Dresden Opera Ball is a highlight in the calendar of events. The focal point inside the opera house is the 17x12 metre curtain by Ferdinand Keller.
    Theaterplatz 2
    01067 Dresden
    +49 351 491 1705
  • Old Masters Picture Gallery (Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister)

    Sistine Madonna
    The Old Masters Picture Gallery is held in high regard all over the world for its excellent selection of superlative masterpieces. At the heart is the Italian Renaissance with works by Raffael, Giorgione, Titian, Mantegna, Botticelli, Parmigianino, Veronese and Tintoretto. The main attraction is without doubt Raffael's "Sistine Madonna". The proportion of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish masters is no less significant. Rembrandt and his school are represented by a large number of works, as are Ruysdael and the great Flemings Rubens, Jordaens and van Dyck. A visit to this gallery and the fabulous rooms of the Dresden Zwinger is a must for any art lover.
    Theaterplatz 1
    01067 Dresden
    +49 351 4914 2000
  • Albertinum

    From Romanticism to the present
    Since its restoration and refurbishment in 2010, the Albertinum is now a centre of art from the Romantic period to the present day. The new exhibition halls are divided into the "Galerie Neue Meister", the Gallery of New Masters, and the Sculpture Collection. The two museums are among the most renowned in the world. The exhibitions include paintings by artists ranging from Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter and sculptures ranging from Rodin to the 21st century. The new Albertinum as a whole is designed for encounters between painting and sculpture, between the Romantic and the Modern, between East and West, and between yesterday, today and tomorrow.
    Georg-Treu-Platz 2
    01067 Dresden
    +49 351 4914 2000
  • asisi Panometer Dresden

    360-degree views of the Baroque
    The Dresden Panometer is a panoramic painting by the artist Yadegar Asisi. The picture "1756 Dresden" shows Dresden as it might have appeared in the age of the Dresden Baroque. The picture focuses on life at the Saxon court and the daily lives of its townspeople, shopkeepers, fishermen, messengers and tradespeople.
    Gasanstaltstrasse 8B
    01237 Dresden
    +49 341 355 53 40