Wiener Platz 4 01069 Dresden Deutschland
Ticket office hours
|Monday||05:45 - 21:00|
|Tuesday||05:45 - 21:00|
|Wednesday||05:45 - 21:00|
|Thursday||05:45 - 21:00|
|Friday||05:45 - 21:00|
|Saturday||07:00 - 21:00|
|Sunday||07:00 - 21:00|
Dresden train station is centrally located, just south of the Inner Old Town, in the Seevorstadt. It is the largest station in the capital of Saxony. The building has a unique design with the main terminal split over two levels and standing on an island in between the tracks. It’s also notable for its translucent roof design, made with Teflon-coated glass-fibre membranes, that allows daylight to flood in. As an important transport hub, around 60,000 passengers pass through every day on local, regional and long-distance routes, including some high-speed connections. From Leipzig, the journey to Dresen takes around 1h00mins, Berlin-Dresden is possible in 1h50mins, whilst Munich-Dresden can be done in under 6h00mins. After arriving, visitors will find getting around the city easy, with tram lines 3, 7, 8, and 10 running from the station, as well as the city bus route, 66. The other main train station to serve the city is Dresden-Neustadt, which is located in the north of the centre.
After leaving Dresden train station, visitors can walk to the Old Town in around 10 minutes. Here, the Frauenkirche is the city’s true centre-point, and it’s an elaborate masterpiece in the form of a Lutheran church. Originally built in the 18th century, it was later destroyed during a WWII bombing, only to be rebuilt from donations received in the latter half of the 20th century. The Frauenkirche is found in the Neumarkt area, and tourists can admire the Baroque-style houses scattered around, showing off the district's rich history. Just a 5-minute walk away is the Dresdner Schloss. One of the oldest buildings in the city, this impressive Renaissance palace was built in the 15th century but is now home to a museum complex for the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections).
Just around the corner, a few hundred metres away, is the Fürstenzug (or the Procession of Princes). This 101-metre-long wall-painting depicts a mounted procession of the rulers of Saxony. A little further along the road is the Katholische Hofkirche (also known as the Cathedral of St. Trinitatis). Like many of the city’s fine buildings, it was designed in Baroque style. Built in 1754, it remains the largest church in all of Saxony. Less than 5 minutes away, visitors will stumble across the Semperoper, an opera house sitting on the banks of the Elbe.
Hungry travellers will find many restaurants to choose from within the Old Town, providing the opportunity to try out hearty local cuisine, like potato soup or roasted meat with sauces.
|Dresden train station address|
|Ticket office hours|
|Monday to Saturday: 05:45am - 09:00pm
Sunday: 07:00am - 09:00pm