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Culture, events 2023 and tourism in Dresden

To assist you in preparing your travel to Dresden, this page lists the most popular cultural and leisure venues. Send us an E-mail if you would like us to add a venue to this list or include another event in the cultural calendar. Here is the section for museums.
Photos: © asisi / © Semperoper Dresden/Klaus Gigga

Calendar of Cultural 2023 for the City of Dresden Theaters, Concerts, Art Galleries of Dresden Amazing Places to Discover & Relaxation

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Canaletto - Dresden City Festival

Every year, 500,000 visitors are expected to attend the Dresden City Festival. During three days, different thematic scenes allow visitors to appreciate both the modern charm of the city and the history of the city and the House of Wettin. There are activities for all tastes and ages. It is the largest festival of its kind in Germany and the highlight of the year in Dresden. We also recommend the Grape Harvest Festival and the travelling street theatre held every autumn in the Radebeul district.

Date (City Festival): From 18 to 20 August 2023
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Date (Radebeul): From 22 to 24 September 2023

Due to the COVD-19 crisis, please check if the event is taking place

Dresden Short Film Festival

Date: From 18 to 23 April 2023

Dance Week

Date: April 2023 ?

International Dixieland Festival

Date: From 14 to 21 May 2023

Musik Festspiele

Date: From 18 May to 18 June 2023

Elbe Festival

Date: From 23 to 25 June 2023

Open-air cinema

Date: From 21 June to 27 August 2023

CANALETTO - Dresden City Festival

Date: From 18 to 20 August 2023

Moritzburg Festival

Date: From 5 to 20 August 2023

Radebeul Harvest Festival

Date: From 22 to 24 September 2023

Dresden Jewish Week

Date: From 3 to 13 November 2022

Striezelmarkt - Christmas Market in Dresden

Date: From 28 November to 24 December 2022

It is the oldest Christmas market in Germany with a certificate dating back to 1434. Of course, you can taste the Dresden speciality known throughout Germany, the Christstollen (Striezel), a bread with raisins and marzipan, on the Altmarkt square. Another market is organized around the Frauenkirche (Neumarkt).

Theaters, Concerts, Art Galleries of Dresden

Dresden is rich in cultural offers; The theatres are generally in German, but when it comes to music you will find a large choice of concerts in Dresden in the halls presented. During a guided tour of Dresden, your tour guide will advise you for the success of your stay.

Opera Semperoper

Semperoper opera dresden The Semper Opera is considered one of the most beautiful theatres in the world, and at the same time it enjoys a worldwide reputation for its concerts of high artistic level, supported both by the quality of its orchestra and by the many international guests. The Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden has been one of the most traditional orchestras in Germany for more than 470 years and thus takes you back to the time of the Court of the Kings and Princes of Saxony. Photo © Semperoper Dresden/Klaus Gigga

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• Address: Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden

Philharmonic Orchestra Dresden

Philharmonic Orchestra Dresden The Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra looks back on 150 years of history as the orchestra of the state capital of Saxony. Since 2017 it has been back in the ultra-modern concert hall of the Kulturpalast in the heart of the Old Town. With its romantic repertoire, the orchestra has been able to retain its uniqueness. In addition, it is characterised by tonal and stylistic flexibility for music from the Viennese Baroque and Classical periods as well as for modern works. Photo © Björn Kadenbach

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• Address: Schloßstraße 2, 01067 Dresden

In Dresden, for music lovers

Kreuzchor - Children's choir since 1216
• Kreuzkirche, An der Kreuzkirche 6, 01067 Dresden
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Concerts in the Frauenkirche
• Neumarkt, 01067 Dresden
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recommended theatres for Dresden

Schauspielhaus Dresden
• Theaterstraße 2, 01067 Dresden
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Comödie Dresden
• Freiberger Straße 39, 01067 Dresden
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• Terrassenufer an der Augustusbrücke
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Boulevard Theater
• Maternistraße 17, 01067 Dresden
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In Dresden, for Arts lovers

Städtische Galerie Dresden
• Wilsdruffer Straße 2, 01067 Dresden

Galerie Sybille Nütt
• Enderstraße 94/Haus C, 01277 Dresden

Galerie Holger John
• Rähnitzgasse 17, 01097 Dresden

Kunsthaus Dresden
• Rähnitzgasse 8, 01097 Dresden

Dresden websites for Culture

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Excursion Dresde saxe elbe Excursions dans la région de Dresde
Si vous souhaitez visiter les magnifiques sites touristiques de la région de Dresde et de l'Elbe, prenez contact avec Susanne Reichelt. - Informations et réservation

Tourist attractions - Activities for everybody - Panorama

Below are some of the must-see places that we recommend for your holiday in Dresden. We would also like to remind you that LatLon-Europe presents other tourist destinations. Contact us if you have other ideas to complete our pages.

Mountain railways - Loschwitz

Suspended railway loschwitz dresden

We recommend a bike tour along the Elbe Valley with its vineyards and castles. Up to the bridge of the "Blue Miracle", a technical marvel, which connects the town of Blasewitz with Loschwitz, where you will find two railway jewels; a suspension train (photo) and a rack railway. Enjoy the view from the upper station and restaurants will be there for a pleasant culinary break before leaving for Dresden. Photo: © DVB

• Information (English) by the DVB company here
• Or in German with more details:

Elbe River Cruises

Diesbar Cruise tour steamer Dresden

With the fleet of steamboats, the beauty of the Elbe Valley is once again combined with the technical marvels of these old steamers still in service. The oldest steamer of the company listed below dates back to 1841 (Diesbar in photo). Take a short discovery cruise or use it to travel to Rathen and make the short hike to the Bastei (the world-famous geological formation).

• Tickets can be purchased on site near the Augustus Bridge or online
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Zoological Park

Dresden Zoological Garden

The zoo is home to more than 1,500 animals of about 250 species. It covers an area of about 13 hectares and offers you a fascinating journey through all continents. In recent years, many enclosures have been modernised, enlarged and designed to be as close to the wild as possible. During guided tours of the zoo, visitors learn more about the animals, nature conservation and the tasks of a zoo from its scouts. Photo: © Zoo Dresden

• Every day 8:30 am - 4:30 / 6:30 pm (depending on the season)
• Adult: 7 € - Child from 3 to 16 years old: 3 €
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The Great Garden & Botanical Gardens

Grand jardin Dresde

The Great Garden is a park of Baroque origin and the largest in the city. It was laid out from 1676 on the orders of Elector Johann Georg III and has been extended several times in the course of its history, so that it occupies an area of about 1.8 km2. Part of it has been used by the Zoo since 1861. The Botanical Garden, which was inaugurated in 1893 and contains 10,000 different plant species, is also located here. You can walk to the Botanical Garden via the Kreuzkirch church and along a park (Lingnerallee).

• Lennéstraße, 01069 Dresden - Several tram lines -

360° panorama of Dresden by Asisi

asisi panometer panorama Dresden

Travel back to the Baroque period of Dresden between 1695 and 1760 and discover the city at its peak. In the form of a 360° panorama! The 27-metre high circular painting by the artist Yadegar Asisi plunges you into the lively everyday life of the city's citizens, merchants and craftsmen. The view from the 15-metre-high observation tower changes in 15 minutes from day to night and acoustically simulates the life of Dresden. Photo: © asisi

• Gasanstaltstraße 8b, 01237 Dresden
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Festung X perience

dresde x perience Fortress bastion

An unforgettable experience lies beneath the Brühl terraces. Behind walls several metres thick, Duke Moritz takes you on a journey through 450 years of Dresden's eventful history. Breathtaking 360-degree projections and atmospheric 3D sound technology reveal the secrets of the Dresden fortress to you. The 1500 m² of completely new multimedia presentation will take you out of your everyday life and into the past. Photo: © Sylvio Dittrich"

• The elevator is on the Brühl Terrasses (Lipsiusbau)
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Milk shop Pfunds

laiterie pfunds dresde

LThe heart of the Pfunds Dairy Company is the building at Bautzner Straße 79 with the world's most beautiful milk and cheese shop (Guinness Book) on the ground floor with walls completely covered with catelles painted by Villeroy & Boch. To discover this surprising place or to eat there, take tram line 11 to the stop Pulsnitzer Straße. (Photo de ©

• Lundi-Samedi 10am-6pm - Dimanche 10-15h
• Bautzner Straße 79 - Tram, stop "Pulsnitzer Straße"
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"Transparent" factory VW

transparent factory VW Dresde

The "transparent" factory in Dresden is one of the three production sites of Volkswagen Sachsen. The Phaeton was produced here from 2002 to 2016, since April 2017 the electric Golf has been the star. From autumn 2020, production of the e-Golf will be replaced by the ID.3 The manufactory is the centre of future mobility at VW. Located in the centre of Dresden, a visit is well worthwhile. Photo: © Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH

• Visits to the site are also available in English on request - Lennéstraße 1, 01069 Dresden

Les visites guidées de Dresde avec Susanne Reichelt

Visites guidées musées Dresde

Des tours guidés thématiques, de musées et à la carte avec votre guide privé

Une visite guidée est le meilleur moyen pour comprendre et apprécier une ville comme Dresde avec sa longue et passionnante histoire ainsi que ses monuments historiques.

Susanne Reichelt vous propose des visites guidées personnalisées et privées de Dresde qui pourront inclure un ou plusieurs musées de Dresde. Pour les groupes et les agences de voyages, elle offre différents services et des tours guidés adaptés à vos besoins.

Informations ici et réservation de votre visite guidée :

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