It is best to plan 2-3 days for a city trip to Dresden. Many sights are close together.
Dresden is the city of art and culture. Above all, Dresden is known for its historical baroque buildings, such as the Semper Opera House, the Zwinger and the Frauenkirche. There are also over 40 interesting museums to explore. If you would like to stroll through the city or have a coffee, it is best to do so around the Frauenkirche and along the river Elbe.
Dresden is also called Florence on the Elbe, because of the baroque architecture that characterizes the cityscape. You can feel this especially in the old town of Dresden. The scene and nightlife district is the Outer New Town. Here you can find a lot of bars, theatres, clubs and cinemas - perfect to end a day full of art and culture.
The Film Nights on the banks of the Elbe make up the largest open-air cinema festival in Germany. Besides films, there are also concerts with well-known artists. Between May and June, the annual Dresden Music Festival takes place. The classical music concerts take place in several venues worth seeing. Among others in the Frauenkirche, on the Neumarkt or in the German Hygiene Museum.
Dresden is a special recommendation in the pre-Christmas period. Then you can visit the Striezelmarkt. It is the oldest and most famous Christmas markets in the world and is located in the beautiful historic old town.