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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.


Dresden’s main shopping areas are to be found from the main train station Hauptbahnhof in the city centre, via the Augustusbrücke bridge, into the Neustadt quarter.

The Prager Strasse is one of Germany’s most popular streets for shopping and strolling. There is a wide variety of shops, from confectionery to fashion, and everything in between. In a continuation of Prager Strasse, the shops of Seestrasse are tempting for a leisurely stroll in the direction of Altmarkt, Dresden’s open space for markets and events.

Altmarkt Square. The Altmarkt Gallery shopping mall contains over 100 shops, cafés and restaurants in an area covering 26,000 sq. metres on four levels. Internationally renowned names as well as the shops of local suppliers are represented here.

Königstrasse. The city’s Baroque district is the newly created shopping paradise providing customers with over 100 addresses for fine food shopping; or one may simply wander around, look and enjoy.

The Äußere Neustadt (Outer New City) This is not only the legendary area of Dresden’s bars but also shopping for the young (or young at heart), trendy and modern. If you go through the gateway entrances in Alaunstrasse 70 and Görlitzer Strasse 21–25 you will find yourself in a romantic labyrinth of passages and small Squares full of little shops and workshops of all kinds. Even the courtyards have romantic names: Yard of the Mythical Creatures, Yard of Light, Yard of Metamorphoses, Yard of the Elements and Yard of the Animals.