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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

Are there any cultural highlights, museums?

"A group of 15 will be in Dresden next week. We are especially interested in Dresden Frauenkirche and the statue of Luther. Is there any record that Luther visited Dresden? If so, is there any specific work attributed to his time there?" (posted 06/16/2014)

With the help of some historians, I have again looked into the history of the Luther monument. There is no historical reference to this monument. The year 1885 on the monument has no meaning. It was the date of installation, and it was set up only as a symbol of the spreading of the Reformation throughout Saxony and the support of the Reformation by the rulers of Saxony. There is no plaque on the monument. There is no more information. Best regards from Dresden, Brigitte Utz and Karl-Heinz Clauss
Answer provided by Brigitte Utz on 06/22/2014
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Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?

Good restaurants for dinner?

Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.

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How to get around and find best means of local transportation?

"Hi, I am traveling to Berlin next week and would like to spend a couple of days in Dresden. What is the best way to travel to Dresden from Berlin? I am also planning to visit Cologne, Weimar and possibly Leipzig. What is the best itinerary and how long should I spend in each city? I only have 5 days." (posted 05/22/2014)

Hello, you can easily take the train to get from Berlin to Dresden. Dresden is the most beautiful city in Germany; you absolutely must stay for at least 3 days. Dresden has a wonderful location, on both sides of the river Elbe. Dresden features magnificent Baroque architecture with many museums and restaurants and entertainment options. and the city is planned so that you can reach all the sights on foot. From Dresden you must also go to Meissen, with the first European porcelain, and visit the Saxon Switzerland, the only sandstone mountains of Europe. Visiting Germany, you just have to plan to stay in this city the longest.
Answer provided by Rolf Schreiber on 05/23/2014
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Best and cheapest option to get to Berlin is by long-distance buses, e.g. Flixbus or meinFernbus24 (cost around 10 Euro per trip). For 5 days, you are planning to go to too many towns. Head for Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden. All are connected by buses, the trip times aren’t so long, and they are all big cities. If you went to more cities, you would spend most of the time on the road.
Answer provided by Michael Zesch on 05/23/2014
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Where to find good quality groceries?

Are there any special local events?

Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

"Are there any local food specialties in Dresden one should try out?" (posted 09/02/2014)

There are of course a number sächsicher specialties that you can experience the best on wikipedia. Must be translated. Tip are: Sächsicher Sauerbraten Saxon potato soup with sausages spots (tripe) - not for everyone, more Mediterranean Saxon beer goulash with dumplings (dumplings) S. cradle roast (Meatloaf several sorts of minced meat and many spices) cabbage (cabbage roulade) cake : Eierschecke, but many other regional versions cake
Answer provided by Dorothea Roggan on 09/04/2014
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What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"Why should someone do a vacation in Dresden? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Dresden, which everyone visiting Dresden should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Dresden that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 09/02/2014)

Royal Palace with its museums. Schloss Pillnitz, Pfundt`s dairy, the most beautiful dairy shop in the world. Deutsches Hygiene Museum. Asisi Panometer.
Answer provided by Heinz Wassermann on 09/02/2014
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Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

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Popular Points of Interest in and near Dresden

  • Dresden Zoo
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    Dresden Zoo

    Dresden Zoo, or Zoo Dresden, is a zoo situated in the city of Dresden in Germany. It was opened in 1861, making it Germany's fourth oldest zoo. It was originally designed by Peter Joseph Lenné.

    The zoo is located on the southern edge of the Großer Garten (Great Garden), a large city centre park. The zoo houses about 3000 animals of almost 400 species, especially Asian animals. It is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).

    The zoo is served on its southern side by tram lines 9 and 13 of the Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe, the local municipal transport company. On its northern side is the Zoo station of the Dresdner Parkeisenbahn, a minimum gauge railway through the Großer Garten that is largely operated by children.

  • State Museum of Zoology, Dresden
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    State Museum of Zoology, Dresden

    The State Museum of Zoology (German: Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde) in Dresden is a natural history museum that houses 10,000-50,000 specimens, including skeletons and large insect collections. Many are types. The collection suffered war damage and whilst catalogued the database is not computerized. Loans are possible and material can be studied in the collection. The address is Augustusstrasse 2, D-01067 Dresden, Germany. Curator: Axel Zarske.

  • Dresden City Museum
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    Dresden City Museum

    Dresden City Museum (Stadtmuseum Dresden) is the central city museum for the German city of Dresden. Its displays tell the 800-year story of the city and is the largest and most important of the Dresden State Museums (Städtischen Museen Dresden). Its art collections split off in 2000 to form the Dresden City Art Gallery, but both the Art Gallery and the Museum are housed in Dresden's Landhaus.

    The Landhaus houses the Dresden City Museum. It was built between 1770 and 1776 and designed by Friedrich August Krubsacius using a mixture of baroque, rococo and classical elements. It was the seat of the Landtag of Saxony (Parliament of Saxony) from 1832 to 1907, when the Landtag was moved to the Ständehaus. The Landhaus is at edge of the Innere Altstadt between Wildstruffer and Landhaus streets, and between the Neumarkt and Pirnaischer Platz. The Polizeipräsidium and the Police Museum is next door. The Church of our Lady and the Kurländer Palais are also nearby. The Dresden Fortress Museum and the Albertinum are also nearby.

  • Dresden City Art Gallery
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    Dresden City Art Gallery

    The Dresden City Art Gallery (Städtische Galerie Dresden - Kunstsammlung) is the city art collection of Dresden, housed in the city's Landhaus. It was formed by the 19th and 20th century artworks in the Dresden City Museum, split off from the Museum and given a separate display in 2000. In 2002 Dr. Gisbert Porstmann became its founding director and in 2005 the City Art Gallery officially opened.

    At its opening, of Dresden City Art Gallery, ten artists: Franz Ackermann, Katalin Deér, Eberhard Havekost, Sabine Hornig, Kerstin Kartscher, Olaf Nicolai, Frank Nitsche, Manfred Pernice, Thomas Scheibitz, Silke Wagner, made available a first graphics Edition. The Dresden edition published an edition of 50 copies, of which 33 numbered for sale. For the archival storage of graphic papers and photographs was developed jointly with the German workshops Hellerau in a special wooden box. The price of the edition is 3424 €. All proceeds from the sale of the edition is the acquisition of contemporary art for the collection of the Städtische Galerie Dresden.

  • Dresden Transport Museum
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    Dresden Transport Museum

    The Dresden Transport Museum (German: Verkehrsmuseum Dresden) displays vehicles of all modes of transport, such as