Surrounded by mountains and rivers, Dresden makes a wonderfully relaxing destination for any holiday. Dresden has a unique historical story and hosts some of Germany’s oldest universities.The city has many museums, palaces, art galleries, and other enriching attractions like the Dresden Zoo and The Green Vault so you don’t have to worry about running ut of things to do in Dresden. Here are some great things to occupy your time while you are on holiday in this German city.
During World War 2, Dresden was targeted for Allied bombings and 75% of the city was destroyed. Because of this, Dresden has a rich history and unforgettable monuments regarding their role in the war. After reconstruction, Dresden has added all sorts of entertaining and cultural places of interest. Visit the Dresden City Museum to learn more about Dresden and how the city has changed during different times. Another popular museum is the Museum of Ethnology Dresden where one can enjoy a large collection of more then 90 000 artefacts. If you like art you will also enjoy a visit the art museum Albertinum or the Dresden City Art Gallery.
The Dresden zoo, one of Germany’s oldest zoos, houses about 3,000 animals and makes for a wonderful day trip. An day at the Dresden zoo is a perfect activity if you travel with kids.
Dresden also boasts a vibrant nightlife with brightly lit nightclubs and bars usually filled with a lively crowd.
Visitors can also frequent Old Town in Dresden, where you can find museums and attractions from the oldest parts of the city.
The Green Vault is one of Europe’s largest treasure chambers, and tourists can see incredible gems and world famous diamonds.
Finally, don’t miss out on Dresden’s Semper Opera House, which is renowned for its splendor and historical performances from Wagner and Strauss.
Dresden generally has a humid climate with hot summers and cold winters. The heat rarely reaches uncomfortable temperatures and the summers are usually mild and breezy. The average temperature in February is −1.7 °C (28.94 °F) and in July 18.1 °C (64.6 °F). Summer visits are highly recommend because that is when the city is in full bloom and the rivers and outdoors can be enjoyed to the fullest.
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