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Five Star Dresden hotels

Most popular areas in Dresden for 5-star Hotels

The Altstadt, or Old Town, is Dresden’s enchanting historical heartland and you can while away hours getting lost in its maze of beguiling cobbled alleys. Here, you’ll find the city’s most prestigious 5-star hotels, sitting amidst beautifully restored baroque buildings. North of the River Elbe lies Neustadt, or New Town, a vibrant district with stylish luxury hotels, cutting-edge galleries, cozy cafés, and buzzing bars. Nearby, you’ll find Leipziger Vorstadt, a charming neighborhood where gleaming church spires tower over cutting-edge cultural venues.

Top 5-star hotels in Dresden

Located in the heart of Altstadt, the Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden is the last word in 5-star luxury, with lavish amenities like a shimmering indoor pool and a choice of 5 gourmet restaurants. The Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe is another centrally located gem, which boasts a sleek health club, a state-of-the-art business center, and an elegant lounge bar. Innside by Meliá Dresden is a dazzlingly modern hotel, with a decadent full-service spa, and stylish guestrooms with welcoming home comforts like free toiletries and a flat-screen TV.

Where to find the best restaurants in Dresden

Altstadt boasts an eclectic array of restaurants, catering to the diverse tastes of international visitors. Here, you can savor a lavish Indian feast, elegant French bistro fare, or hearty traditional German meat dishes. Neustadt is packed with hip and quirky eateries, where you can enjoy everything from vegan cheeseburgers to authentic Italian wood-fired pizza. Venture beyond the tourist hotspots towards eastern Dresden, and you’ll find chic local brasseries, serving gourmet spins on perennial favorites like succulent veal schnitzel.

The most popular things to do in Dresden

The Frauenkirche is Dresden’s most dazzling architectural icon. This opulent, baroque-style church, which features one of the largest domes in Europe, was destroyed in World War II but meticulously reconstructed in 2005. The Semperoper is widely regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular opera houses. Opened in 1841, it’s played host to world premieres of masterpieces by the likes of Wagner and Strauss. If you don’t have tickets for a performance, you can take a guided tour and marvel at its decadent interior. The Zwinger is a sprawling, Rococo-style palace that dates back to the 18th century, and today plays host to a number of mesmerizing museums. The Old Masters Gallery is a particular highlight, with its incredible collection of priceless paintings by the likes of Raphael, Titian, and Vermeer.

Best ways to get around Dresden

Dresden’s major central sights can be easily explored by foot, but the city is also served by an efficient, modern public transport network. The combined system of buses, trams and trains will get you wherever you need to go, and a reasonably priced day ticket allows unlimited travel on all mode of transport. If you’re after a novel alternative, you could enjoy a scenic trip around the city center in a bike taxi, or even a horse-drawn carriage.