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About Dresden 

Sitting on the banks of The Elbe River, Dresden will be forever remembered for its near-destruction during the Second World War. Since then however, it has been almost completely rebuilt and continues also to rebuild on the cultural reputation which once earned it the name The Florence of the Elbe. In the years following the war, many of its key historic landmarks were rebuilt and this reconstruction has continued into the 21st century, along with an urban renewal program which ensures that this historic German city is in touch with its past as well as its future. For visiting river cruisers, there’s a vibrant economic and cultural city to explore and plenty of landmarks to see. 

Exploring Dresden 

The first place many visitors to Dresden head to in the city is the revered Green Vault, where the crown jewels of past Saxon monarchs are on display for all to see. Actually a network of beautiful themed rooms, the vault earns its name from the malachite columns which were once found in its main chamber and is sometimes referred to as the world’s biggest treasure trove. Whether this is true or not, it’s certainly the biggest in Europe. In truth, the splendid architectural surroundings of the Vault are an attraction in themselves but an audio-guided tour will introduce you to a wealth of gold, silver and jewels and other artefacts. The vault is split between the Historic Green Vault, which specialises in gold, silver, jewels and amber and the New Green Vault, which houses further precious items, artistic works and royal artifacts. 

Another must-see is the lavish 18th century Zwinger Palace, which is a go-to landmark for art lovers and architecture afficionados alike. For many, a stroll through the colonnades and chance to take in the splendid architecture of this Baroque masterpiece and relax in its gardens is attraction enough, however the palace also houses the works of such luminaries as Rafael, Rembrandt, Richter and Friedrich and is a mecca for art enthusiasts. The Dresden Municipal Gallery meanwhile, is the place to go if you want a look at Dresden’s contemporary artistic face and is home to works from a number of renowned artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. 

Dresden tips 

If you’re looking for an original souvenir, head to the Ausere Neustadt district, which is home to a number of independent outlets. It’s also a great area to get something to eat, as it’s where you’ll find the highest concentration of the city’s restaurants. 

Dresden Itineraries

Meissen

Elegant Elbe - Berlin to Prague

95 sailing dates March 2019 to November 2020
9 Nights From Berlin, to Prague
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Berlin

Elegant Elbe - Prague To Berlin

92 sailing dates April 2019 to November 2020
9 Nights From Prague, to Berlin
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Prague

Poland, Prague and the Magic of Saxony

1 sailing date May 2019
11 Nights From Dessau, Germany to , Krakow
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Dresden

Poland, Prague and the Magic of Saxony

1 sailing date October 2019
11 Nights From Krakow , to Germany , Potsdam
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Vienna

Historic Cities of Europe Budapest to Berlin

1 sailing date October 2019
12 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Berlin
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Berlin

Berlin to the City of 100 Spires Prague to Berlin

1 sailing date April 2019
10 Nights From Prague, to Berlin
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Melk

Historic Cities of Europe Berlin to Budapest

1 sailing date August 2019
12 Nights From Berlin, to Hungary , Budapest
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Prague

Poland, Prague and the Magic of Saxony

1 sailing date May 2019
11 Nights From Dessau, Germany to , Krakow
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Prague

Prague and the Magic of Saxony

1 sailing date May 2019
8 Nights From Prague, to Brandenburg
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Berlin

Historic Cities of Europe: Berlin to Budapest

3 sailing dates July 2019 to September 2019
12 Nights From Berlin, to Hungary , Budapest
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Berlin

Berlin to the City

1 sailing date April 2019
10 Nights From Berlin, to Prague
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Meissen

Prague and the Magic of Saxony Dessau to Prague

1 sailing date May 2019
8 Nights From Berlin, to Prague
Saga Group logo FROM £1449pp
Berlin

Prague To Berlin

13 sailing dates March 2019 to October 2019
8 Nights From Prague, to Berlin
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Passau

Danube Dreams With Berlin

13 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
11 Nights From Berlin, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
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Berlin

Danube Dreams with Berlin Eastbound

1 sailing date April 2019
11 Nights From Berlin, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
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Berlin

25 Day Eastern Bloc & Magnificent Europe

8 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
24 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
APT Cruising logo FROM £8699pp
Magdeburg

New Year's Eve on the Elbe

1 sailing date December 2018
6 Nights From Dresden, to Berlin, Warnemunde
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Berlin

Christmas on the Berlin Elbe In Dresden

1 sailing date December 2018
6 Nights From Berlin, Warnemunde, to Dresden
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