City of Dresden

Here for the first time? Here is everything you should know about Dresden:

In Dresden, the city of art and culture, the museums present incomparable collections that have been among the most famous sights in Europe since the 18th century. Baroque buildings such as the Zwinger, the Royal Palace, the Semper Opera House and the rebuilt Frauenkirche all combine to create a unique work of art. Dresden has a wonderful green surrounding, so there is also a lot to discover outside the city.

Art & Culture Castles Surrounding Events Golf


Art & Culture

enlargeThe 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 Historic Green Vault – 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 famous 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. Our Concierge 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 II, named August the Strong. It is situated at the outset of the Hauptstrasse, facing the Elbe River and the Augustus Bridge.


Would you like to explore the city individually? We recommend GPSmycity. Here you have the possibility to plan your route through the baroque quarter and Dresden according to your wishes.


enlargeDresden’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 Castle exhibits the world´s largest and most significant collection of hunting trophies and it 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.


enlargeThe 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, which is known as the Sächsische Schweiz, with their bizarre rock formations is a natural phenomena and certainly worth a visit.

The porcelain town of Meissen is more than 1000 years old and the quintessence for lovers of finest tableware from all over the world.

Events in Dresden


The cultural city of Dresden offers its guests countless concerts, theatre performances, museums, art galleries, trade fairs, Sightseeing Tour and exhibitions. Explore the pulsating heart of the Saxon capital Dresden, but also relax and enjoy a menu in the gourmet restaurant Caroussel of our sister hotel 5-star Superior Hotel Bülow Palais - you can experience all this during your visit to Dresden at our 4-star Hotel Bülow Residenz.

The hotel in a baroque manor house is located in the heart of Dresden's baroque quarter. From our hotel, you can reach the various events in Dresden's old town as well as the Neustadt in only a short distance. For more distant events such as Radebeul, Pillnitz or Moritzburg you can use our shuttle service.

Whether the Semper Opera Ball, Dresden Music Festival, exhibitions, Film Nights on the Elbe Embankment or concerts in the Semper Opera and Frauenkirche - we offer suitable arrangements for some events in our 4-star hotel in Dresden, which is close to the city centre. For almost all cultural events, your desired tickets can be pre-booked. Our concierge will be happy to help you with our ticket service.

But you can also purchase your tickets directly from us for the informative and varied Sightseeing Tours with the double-decker buses.

Here you can find the overview for Dresden’s Top 20. The theme for this year is ‘Dresden Elbland – Moving Traditions’.


enlargePlaying 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.

    • Golfclub Possendorf
      Golfpark Elbflorenz
      Ferdinand-von-Schill-Str. 4,
      01728 Bannewitz OT Possendorf
      Tel.: 035206-2430


    • Golfanlage Dresden Ullersdorf
      Golfanlage Dresden Ullersdorf
      Am Golfplatz 1, 01454 Ullersdorf
      Tel.: 03528-48060; Fax: 03528-480611


    • Dresdner Golfclub
      Dresdner Golfclub e. V. Herzogswalde
      Landbergweg 11a, 01723 Herzogswalde
      Tel.: 035209-29088; Fax: 035209-29091