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What You Should Know More About Dresden

  • Travel Advice

    • Shake hand when you meet anyone. Not shaking hands is considered impolite in this part of Germany.
    • Say Cheers in local language before drinking beer and look at the drinking partner in the eye when you say cheers.
    • Germans like talking about politics. They will enjoy a discussion on the same. They love to chit-chat and small talk.
    • Always say your name at the beginning of making a phone call.
    • Address people with formal greetings if you are not very familiar with them.
    • Cash is used in most of the restaurants. They do not accept credit cards.
    • Always be on time. Do not be late anywhere, the locals dislike being late.
    • Do not send carnations, lilies, or chrysanthemums to Germans, they represent sadness.
    • Try Sauerkraut but ensure to start eating only after the host says bon appetite.
    • If you stroll in the bike lane, you will either be yelled at or get bruised.
    • Do not resort to public drinking.

  • Drinking Law

    16 is the legal drinking age for beer and 18 years and above for spirits. 

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Palaces, valleys, churches, scenic areas


    This is the city that can be visited during summers. The historic centers have a scenic setting.     Frauenkirche is the original church that was destroyed during the Second World War. The City of Coventry is a tower not to be missed for its ruins. Zwinger Palace is constructed in baroque style and has sculptures, pavilions, and art collections. The porcelain collections here are a must see.

    Schloss und Grünes Gewölbe is a museum that has a treasure chamber. The green diamond brought from the court of the Aurangzeb from India is placed here. The historic vault built in the 17th century has many historic collections of treasures. SemperOper is a beautiful opera house in this city. You can enjoy the acoustics and orchestra here.

    Elbe Valley is a heritage site and has a Waldschlösschen Bridge that is a tourist attraction. Dresden Baroque Quarter has baroque style houses and is surrounded by antique stores. Elbwiesen River has a nice view where parties, barbeques are hosted and sports are played.

    Großer Garten is a garden that has a miniature train. Kunsthofpassage is a passage where you will find buildings constructed creatively with artistic courtyard. Fürstenzug has one of the biggest pieces of porcelain paintings. This place is also considered a romantic spot.

    Gläserne Manufaktur is a site where Volkswagen built the sedan. Pfunds Molkerei is a milk store with handmade tiles and entered the list of Guinness Book for being the most beautiful milk store.


    Museums and galleries


    Albertinum Museum has collections of romantic painters. Japanisches Palais was a palace that has several small museums depicting the prehistoric elements and garments from historic era.

    Kasematten is a medieval fort.  Military History Museum depicts the military history of Germany.     German Hygiene Museum is a unique museum that depicts the history of hygiene from various cultures and eras. 

  • What you will like there?

    Outdoor activities, local cuisine, and drinks


     Activities, like rollerblading and rowing small boats, are popular here. You must take the paddle stream tour to view castles and get a glimpse of Saxon Switzerland.   

     Rollerblading or Rowing in small boats on the Carolasee in the Großer Garten. Take a stroll around the villas and villages like Kleinzschachwitz, Blasewitz, and Loschwitz.


     Local festivals and events


    Bunte Republik Neustadt is a street festival celebrated in June. Local musicians participate in this festival. Dixieland Festival is a Jazz festival and bands from Europe and America play here. 

    Filmnächte is a festival that screens movies in a beautiful setting. Christmas Markets are great to shop for trinkets, wood figures, and drink mulled wine. 

  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)?
  • Books

    Dresden Marco Polo Guide (Marco Polo Guides) by Marco Polo Travel Publishing

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