Cultural highlight Dresden
Information around the culture city Dresden
Dresden is internationally recognized to be a highlight for art and culture, the city’s many museums offer unique and incomparable exhibitions and collections, counting amongst Europe’s most important sights since the 18th century. Complemented by grand buildings such as the ‘Zwinger’, the Royal Castle, the rebuilt Frauenkirche and the Semper Opera House – to name but a few- Dresden comes together as a harmonious monument of art, a city without equal.
The proud heritage of Dresden is demonstrated in its more than 40 museums, many of which are world-famous and unique. The Old Masters Gallery with the Sistine Madonna, the Green Vaults – Europe’s most magnificent treasure chamber, the incomparable porcelain collection of August the Strong and the Salon of Mathematics & Physics with its matchless collection of historic watches are a must on your Dresden visit!
The Semper Opera is justly famed for its legendary acoustics, the sumptuous interior and its continuous world class repertoire. A visit to a concert in the reconstructed Frauenkirche will be forever remembered.
Our front office staff will be delighted to assist with information regarding programs, opening hours and any special exhibitions, they will be happy to obtain tickets for any event in and around Dresden.
In walking distance from the hotel you can see the gilded equestrian statue Friedrich August, named August the Strong. It is situated at the outset of the Hauptstrasse, facing the Elbe River and the Augustus Bridge.
Dresden’s Royal Palace is situated at the center of the Altstadt (old town). The Castle was rebuilt in a neo-renaissance style at the beginning of the 20th Century, previously it was the axis of power for the Saxon Electors and Kings.
From the vantage point of the Hausmann’s Tower one can enjoy magnificent views over the rooftops of Dresden. The castle itself houses a number of exhibitions, the most visited is without doubt the breathtaking treasure chamber of August the Strong, now recreated in the Green Vault and considered Europe’s foremost treasure chamber museum.
Picturesque Castles, bridges and vineyards dot the hills beside the Elbe River during an upstream tour with Germany’s oldest paddle steamers - destination Pillnitz Castle and park. The largest European park in Chinoise style also impresses with the world´s oldest camellia in its very own high-tech greenhouse.
The Moritzburg Hunting Lodge exhibits the world´s largest and most significant collection of hunting trophies, it also houses the legendary Feather room. You may use the nostalgic narrow-gauge railway to get there. Equestrians will also find an excursion to the 180 years old Saxon county stud farm very worthwhile.
The huge diversity of museums and places of interest in Dresden is certainly matched by worthwhile destinations in the surrounding area. Ancient towns, quaint wine growing villages, extensive forests and the incomparable rocky landscape follow each other.
A trip on a steamship is without equal, glide along following the gentle bends of the mighty river Elbe and take in the exquisite panorama. Saxony has been a renowned wine growing region for over 600 years, visitors are most welcome in these traditional vineyards.
The Elbe sandstone mountains with their bizarre rock formations is a natural phenomena and certainly worth a visit, it is known as the Sächsische Schweiz.
The porcelain town of Meissen is more than 1000 years old and the quintessence for lover of finest tableware from all over the world.
Playing golf during a visit to Dresden makes for an excellent connection of culture and nature, activity and pleasure, sportive ambition and culinary enjoyment. Three superb 18 hole golf courses are in close vicinity - just 20 minutes away from the hotel.
01728 Bannewitz OT Possendorf
Golfanlage Dresden Ullersdorf
Golfanlage Dresden Ullersdorf
Am Golfplatz 1, 01454 Ullersdorf
Tel.: 03528-48060; Fax: 03528-480611
Dresdner Golfclub e. V. Herzogswalde
Landbergweg 11a, 01723 Herzogswalde
Tel.: 035209-29088; Fax: 035209-29091