Destinations

Dresden – baroque jewel of Saxony

May 28, 2018

Dresden offers attractions in great variety and combines three aspects which complement one another: notable art treasure, architectural sights and a charming landscape. Dresden’s most famous symbol is the rebuilt Frauenkirche. This monumental Protestant church was constructed between 1726 and 1743, reduced to ruins on 13/14 February 1945 and rebuilt from the 1990s. In 2005 it was reconsecrated. On the surrounding Neumarkt square, the typical Baroque gabled houses were rebuilt section by section. After more than half a century, the city’s new old centre has returned.

The Altstadt is the centre of city life: it is home to the city hall, the Saxon state parliament and important cultural institutions from the Old Masters Picture Gallery, Semper Opera House and the State Theatre to the Green Vault. Between Altmarkt and Neumarkt squares, Prager Strasse and Postplatz you will find plenty of places to shop, eat and drink

Built 1710-28 by the architect Pöppelmann in cooperation with the sculptor Permoser. Originally designed as an orangery and a setting for court festivities, it was later used for exhibitions. Most perfect example of Late Baroque architecture in Germany. Construction of the Semper Gallery 1847-55. In the Zwinger Palace are located the Old Masters Picture Gallery, the Porcelain Collection and the Museum of Mathematics and Physics.

The Academy of Arts houses the College of Fine Arts. After its partial destruction in 1945, the exhibition building of the Art Society remained unused for several centuries. Reconstruction measures were completed in 2005. With the exhibition building, now operated by the Dresden State Art Collections, the city has regained an impressive location for art exhibitions.

One of the most amazing hotels of Saxony is Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe in Dresden

Located right next to the famous Frauenkirche, Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe in Dresden boasts an extremely convenient central position. Landmarks such as Semper Opera House, Zwinger and Royal Palace are within easy walking distance, each no more than 7 to 10 minutes away.In each of our 185 rooms and suites you’ll enjoy the following amenities: flat-screen TV, air-conditioning, minibar, 1 bottle of water per booking, coffee- and tea-making facilities, and a safe.