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Most popular areas in Dresden for family-friendly hotels

Many Dresden visitors choose to base themselves in the beguiling Altstadt district. The city’s historical heartland is where you’ll find imposing baroque-style churches, bustling tree-shaded plazas, chic cafés, and first-rate hotels. There’s also a great range of family-friendly accommodation in Neustadt, a cosmopolitan central district with an abundance of handy restaurants and lush green parks. Friedrichstadt, a former factory district, is now a vibrant residential neighborhood, complete with friendly hotels, eclectic architecture, and bustling river banks to wander along.

Top family-friendly hotels in Dresden

The Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe is a stylish family-friendly hotel in the heart of Altstadt. Its spacious guestrooms include flat-screen TVs and coffee and tea makers, and childcare services are available on request allowing you to enjoy a few hours of self-indulgence at the on-site spa. The InterCityHotel Dresden is a smart, modern, centrally located hotel, where you can take advantage of perks like free infant beds and enjoy a lavish buffet breakfast each morning. Fur a luxurious family getaway, the Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden is hard to beat with its indoor pool and 5 restaurants.

Where to find the best restaurants in Dresden

The streets of Altstadt are packed with charming eateries serving dishes from all over the world to a crowd of international visitors. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on a quaint cobbled terrace, or take a break from sightseeing and treat the kids to a homemade ice cream. In Neustadt, you can feast on perennial family favorites like American-style hamburgers in colorful, kid-friendly restaurants. If you want to escape the tourist crowds, head towards the residential neighborhoods of eastern Dresden, where you savor a laid-back family meal in a homely Italian restaurant.

The most popular things to do in Dresden

Dresden Zoo offers a fun-packed day out for the whole family. One of Germany’s oldest and best-loved zoos, it’s home to an astonishing array of animals from every corner of the globe, from mischievous meerkats and cuddly koalas to majestic elephants and graceful cheetahs. The zoo is located within the Großer Garten, a lush, expansive park which is a veritable hive of activity on sunny days, and the perfect spot for a leisurely picnic or barbecue. If you’re traveling with younger kids, a ride along the Dresden Park Railway on a cute miniature steam train is a must. If you’re looking for a rainy day diversion, the Museum of Saxon Folk Art and Puppet Theatre Collection is a great option. Here, you’ll find an amazing collection of gorgeous hand-made marionettes and ingenious mechanical puppets.

Best ways to get around Dresden

Dresden is easy to travel around, even if you’re doing so with kids in tow. The city is served by an efficient connected public transport system, which includes trams, buses, and suburban trains. Best of all, a family day pass allows 2 adults and up to 4 children to travel together for a substantially reduced fare. It’s also worth bearing in mind that a standard adult day pass allows two accompanying children to travel for free. If you’re focusing on the major sights of Altstadt, these are easily explored by foot.