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Basic about Dresden

Dresden is the capital of the Free State of Saxony, in southern Germany. The city has approximately 500,000 citizens and more than 10 million visitors per year.

Getting There (car, train)

By Car

Dresden can be reached directly on two motorways: The A 4 approaches the city from the West (Cologne-Eisenach-Chemnitz), and the A 13 from the North (Rostock-Berlin).

By train

The German railway network links Dresden with all major German and European destinations. Trains to and from Dresden arrive at and depart from the stations the main station “Dresden-Hauptbahnhof” and “Dresden-Neustadt”, the trains frequently stop in both stations.

The main station “Dresden-Hauptbahnhof “is located at the southern end of the city centre. The Dresden-Neustadt station, which is situated across the river Elbe, is connected to the city centre by two tram routes.

Both stations offer numerous options to change to Dresden’s local public transport: trams, buses and suburban rail services run at regular short intervals.