Cheap flights to Dresden attract both urbanites and culture lovers: the Saxon state capital is one of Europe’s major cultural centres. The historic city centre attracts visitors from all over the world with an impressive array of famous buildings, including the Zwinger, the Semperoper, the Residenzschloss and the Frauenkirche. The Elbmetropol hosts notable classical music events, such as the Dresden Opernball. Dresden Airport (DRS) is also an ideal starting point for those travelling to the nearby Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Dresden airport (DRS) is home to numerous airlines offering both domestic and international flights; travellers also have the opportunity to fly from Dresden to sunny Antalya with SunExpress.
In the modern environs of Dresden airport, you will find numerous shops, restaurants and travel agents. Visitors are also allowed two hours short-stay parking, free of charge.
Elegant and romantic, pompous and adorable – the baroque city of Dresden does not carry the nickname the Florence of the Elbe for nothing. The metropolis on the Elbe boasts a variety of unique, world-famous buildings. A must for every visitor of Dresden is the Frauenkirche at Neumarkt. Destroyed in the Second World War and devastated in the GDR, the imposing Baroque sacred building has been lovingly restored since 1994 and was re-opened in 2005. The Residenzschloss, which is located in the city centre, is one of the impressive sandstone castles built by Elector August the Strong.
The Saxony state capital also offers more than 50 museums, some of which house world-famous collections. In addition to the impressive “Sistine Madonna” by Raffael, numerous other well-known works can be seen in Dresden’s Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister am Theaterplatz. The Grüne Gewölbe (green vault) is also worth a visit, where the magnificent treasures of Augustus the Strong are exhibited: a collection of works of art, precious stones, gold and ivory. An important part of the Dresden art collections is the Kupferstich-Kabinett, with the oldest graphic collections in the world.
A flight to Dresden is also worthwhile for music lovers; the city is home to renowned orchestras and choirs, including the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, the Saxon Staatskapelle, the Dresden Kreuzchor and the Dresden Kapellknaben. The Dresdner Opernhaus, the Semperoper, is of outstanding importance: the Italian Renaissance style structure rises impressively in the theatre square. A highlight is the Dresden Opernball, which takes place annually in February and attracts great attention both nationally and internationally.
An economy or business class flight to Dresden is worthwhile at any time of year. Although Dresden is one of the warmest cities in Germany and the winter months are mild, it is particularly beautiful in the summer. At an average of 23 °C, the Elbe River is inviting for a walk and to linger on its banks. It is here that the local paddle steamers begin their tours through Dresden and the surrounding area.
We also recommend a visit to the historic Schillergarten restaurant, at the foot of the “Blue Wonder”, a bridge built in 1893 to connect the villas on the right bank of the Elbe. The restaurant became famous between 1785 and 1787 when the poet Friedrich Schiller often visited; the Schillergarten also has an idyllic beer garden.
In November, Dresden city centre is filled with lights and festive music as one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany, the Striezelmarkt, opens its doors. This event attracts visitors from near and far every year. If you want to try the famous Dresden Christstollen as well as typical Christmas treats, you should book your outward flight from the 24th of November – when the Striezelmarkt opens. Since Dresden cannot be explored in just one day, your return flight can take place a little later.
The Florence of the Elbe is not only renowned for architecture, art, culture and culinary delights but also offers excellent shopping. The city’s shopping mile begins at the main railway station and continues along the famous Prager Straße and Altmarkt to the Altmarkt-Galerie at Wilsdrufferstrasse. The chic shopping centre comprises more than 200 shops as well as numerous cafés and restaurants, and attracts both Dresdeners and their guests.
Dresden Airport (DRS) is conveniently located in the Klotzsche district, about 9km from Dresden’s city centre. Many national and international airlines fly to it, making it suitable for business travellers. The airport also enjoys excellent motorway connections and an S-Bahn station, so the airport enjoys great popularity with holidaymakers and business travellers alike.