Dresden - a baroque city with vibrant neighborhoods
With a population of 550,000, Dresden has the perfect size to offer a wide variety of leisure activities without feeling chaotic or confusing.
Whether the many green parks in the spring, summer fun while riding your bike or having a barbecue by the Elbe river, enjoying the old town with a glass of Federweisser and a Flammkuchen in autumn or the numerous Christmas markets in winter, Dresden has something to offer in every season.
The city is also famous for its rich art and culture. There are numerous galleries, museums, cinemas, theaters and architectural treasures like the Semperoper, the Residenzschloss and the Zwinger, in Dresden you never get bored!
On Friday evening you can have fun at the scene quarter - the Neustadt. It invites you to dance in a variety of bars, pubs and clubs. Also during the day the Neustadt and the neighboring quarters have an unmistakable flair - small handcraft shops, many small galleries, cozy coffee and tea shops and a lot of international restaurants.
It takes a long time to see everything in Dresden. Even then the surrounding area has a lot to offer: the Elbe Sandstone Mountains Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland are perfect for hiking. The beautiful hunting castle Moritzburg, the former summer residence of the Saxon king - the castle Pillnitz with its splendid garden and the historical small town Meißen are only a small part of the Saxonian treasures worth seeing. Dresden's convenient location also makes it easy to enjoy a weekend in Prague, Berlin or Leipzig.
One more (insider) tip – the annual neighborhood festivals. The most famous and most visited one is the "Bunte Republik Neustadt", but the neighborhood festivals in Pieschen or the Hechtviertel are also always enjoyable. At these festivals, (music) artists perform on many stages until the morning hours, drinks, tasty food and handcrafts are sold at numerous stands and people literally dance on the streets!
In addition, there are around 300 sports clubs, which enable the practice of around 70 different sports, very good transport connections and excellent training and further education opportunities!