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Cheap areas to stay in Dresden

You’ll find several excellent cheap hotels scattered amidst the magnificent baroque buildings of Altstadt, Dresden’s picture perfect Old Town. Stay here and you’ll have numerous attractions on your doorstep, which ought to cut down your travel costs. North of the River Elbe you’ll find Leipziger Vorstadt, another alluring central neighborhood, where you’ll find excellent wallet-friendly accommodation, laid-back, family-run restaurants, and major cultural venues. It’s part of the broader Neustadt, or New Town area, a bohemian residential district with hip cafés, buzzing bars, and quirky independent shops.

Cheap hotels in Dresden

The Motel One Dresden – Palaisplatz is a stylish, centrally located budget hotel, where the modern guestrooms come equipped with home comforts like flat-screen TVs, premium bedding, and free WiFi. The Cityherberge Dresden is an Altstadt gem, where your room rate includes a tasty and filling buffet breakfast each morning. The A&O Dresden Hauptbahnhof offers a choice of private rooms and bargain priced dorm beds, and fantastic amenities like an on-site rooftop bar.

Where to find cheap food in Dresden

You’ll find tempting cheap eats scattered all over the city. In Altstadt, you can sate your hunger with sweet treats fresh from a bakery, or go down a more virtuous path with a light lunch at a trendy vegetarian café. In Neustadt you can fuel up on juicy American-style hamburgers in colorful diners, or German fast food classics like currywurst and crispy fries drenched in flavorsome home-made sauce. Head away from the main tourist areas towards eastern Dresden, and you can feast like a king in an authentic Italian restaurant without breaking the bank.

Cheap things to do in Dresden

The Frauenkirche, Dresden’s most iconic attraction, is completely free to explore. This magnificent Lutheran church, which dates back to the 1700s and has one of the largest domes in Europe, was decimated in World War II but restored to its former glory in the early 2000s. The Zwinger palace is another awesome example of Dresden Baroque architecture. The grounds of this former royal residence are free to explore, but you’ll have to pay a modest entrance fee to access the museums and galleries it today plays host to. If you’re visiting in the warmer months, head to the Großer Garten, an idyllic park, which has served as the city’s back garden since the early 19th century. The lush green banks of the River Elbe also buzz with activity during the summer, when you can enjoy a cheap night out at an open-air concert.

Cheap ways to get around Dresden

Most of Dresden’s major sights are within easy walking distance of one another, and the charming cobbled streets of Altstadt simply beg to be explored by foot. If you need to travel further afield, the city also boasts a cheap and efficient public transport system. You can get pretty much anywhere you need using the combined network of trams and buses, and if you’re making multiple trips you can save cash by purchasing a great value day pass or family ticket.