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Dresden is a German city along the River Elbe, and is the capital of the Saxony region. The city enjoys a long history, and during the Holy Roman Empire was the seat of the Elector of Saxony. Dresden is a picturesque city with plenty of 18th century buildings throughout the area, and is filled with lush gardens and forests. There is also a modern side to this idyllic destination, from popular shopping streets, to all night bars and theaters. Dresden is the ideal getaway for romantic weekends or cultural visits. Finding your ideal hotel in Dresden can be a stressful experience, especially when you have a certain budget. With, you can find the hotel perfect for your expectations with the aid of user submitted hotel reviews and photo galleries.

What's Dresden Like?

Dresden is a center for culture and the arts, and among the many 18th century buildings, you will find a thriving metropolitan city full of modern attractions. History and culture buffs in particular will enjoy the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) and the Residenzschloss (Royal Palace) with their extensive collection of artworks from the likes of Rubens and Titian. Built in 1877, the Military History Museum displays and archives a range of artifacts and exhibits from pre-unification Germany all the way to the Second World War. For an afternoon of shopping, the Kunsthandwerk Am Altmarkt (Craft on Market Square) and Altmarkt Galerie Dresden (Old Square Market) are two large shopping malls full of big brand name stores. Restored in 1945 from damage suffered during the Dresden bombings, the Semper Opera House is a beautifully ornate landmark which houses four galleries, and is the ideal place to enjoy a performance while visiting the city.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Dresden

The Dresden city center can be explored on foot, as many of the attractions are within short walking distance of each other. Summer spans from June to August, and temperatures typically rise to an average of 22°C, however it has been known to rise as high as 37°C on occasion, so ensure that you carry a backpack with bottled water if you are traveling during the Summer months. Many of the locals speak English, however it is always a wise decision to bring a pocket phrase book for an easier time communicating with Germans. You can find the Dresden tourist information office on Neumarkt 2. Be sure to check out the website before you depart, as the Google maps applet will allow you to enjoy a virtual tour of the area around your hotel.