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Dresden City Museum, Dresden

Dresden City Museum, Dresden (must see)

The Dresden city museum located in a historic building called the Landhaus traces the 800 year history of the city. There are over 1000 exhibits relating to the history and growth of Dresden including interactive attractions.

The court master builder Friedrich August Krubsacius drew up plans for the Landhaus and it was constructed between 1770 and 1775. A combination of architectural styles were used, including classicist, baroque and rococo with unique staircases and a grand ballroom. Four halls of the grand building house the museum exhibits. The Landhaus was once the government headquarters in Dresden. The building was destroyed during the World War II bombings and later restored. The present structure is less than 50 years old.

Objects of interest at the museum include a large topographic model of the city of Dresden and artifacts relating to the firebombing campaign that occurred at the end of the Second World War. Part of the building is an art gallery with paintings by well known Dresden artists, including a restored painting ‘The Ten Commandments’ by Hans the Painter created before the reformation.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm; Friday: 10 am – 7 pm

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Sight Name: Dresden City Museum
Sight Location: Dresden, Germany
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Dresden, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Dresden

Create Your Own Walk in Dresden

Creating your own self-guided walk in Dresden is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Dresden Nightlife Walking Tour

Dresden Nightlife Walking Tour

Dresden boasts a vibrant nightlife. There are many different nightspots for all tastes. You may find a quiet place to spend the evening or opt for an energetic disco. There are many bars and clubs in the New Town of Dresden where prices are not as high as in the Old Town. Take this self-guided tour to explore the exciting nightlife of this city.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Dresden Elbe Valley Walking Tour

Dresden Elbe Valley Walking Tour

Elbe Valley is a very beautiful place in Dresden. There are several majestic castles set along the river in the valley. You can visit a museum, walk in the park and see impressive villas and a bridge across this river that divides Dresden. Take this self-guided tour to explore the gems of Dresden Elbe Valley.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles
Dresden Introduction Walk

Dresden Introduction Walk

Renowned for its art museums and classic architecture, the Saxon capital Dresden has risen from ashes of WWII, just as a phoenix, in its fully regained beauty, revealing both the old and newly-acquired splendor. This orientation walk takes you to some of the city's most distinguished landmarks – palaces, bridges, squares and museums.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles
Dresden Museums Walking Tour

Dresden Museums Walking Tour

The city of Dresden in Germany is a gem that boasts a long history. Kings of Saxony lived there and made brought to this city a cultural and artistic splendor, with numerous amazing museums housed in majestic palaces that are masterpieces of architecture. Take this self-guided tour to visit the most popular and famous museums in Dresden.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Dresden Architecture Walking Tour

Dresden Architecture Walking Tour

Dresden is a city that boasts magnificent architecture. It is known as a Baroque city in Germany, but in fact there are several architectural styles for these great buildings, namely Renaissance, Modernism and Post-modernism. Take this self-guided tour to see the most impressive architecture in Dresden.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles