How To Get Here

    Dresden can be reached without problems by car from the rest of Germany. The A4 approaches the city from the West - Cologne, Eisenach and Chemnitz. While the A13 approaches the city from the North - Rostock and Berlin. The newly developed A17 links Dresden to the Czech capital Prauge.

    Dresden is served by two big train stations, one on the northern side of the Elbe, Dresden Neustadt easily accessible by tram or car, and one on the southern side of the Elbe, Dresden Hauptbahnhof (Main Railway Station) a short walking distance from most central attractions in Old Town.

    Deutsche Bahn; operates regular train service between Dresden and nearby cities such as Meissen, Leipzig, Chemnitz and rest of Germany such as Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich as well as international cities such as Prague, Budapest Vienna and Zurich.

    Dresden International Airport is approximately 9 km north of the city centre and can be reached by bus and tram. A taxi from the airport to the city centre takes between 15 and 30 minutes depending on the traffic. By car it is easily accessible from the A4, A13 and A17 as well as the B97 federal highway.
    Flights leave to nearly all important German cities such as Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Munich, Cologne Bonn, and Stuttgart as well international destinations such as Moscow, Zurich, Basel and London.

    How To Get Around

    Dresden Public Transport:
    Dresden has an excellent and efficient transport network within the city. 12 tram and 29 bus routes, four river ferries and two cable cars serve the whole area. The Dresden-City-Card and the Dresden-Regio-Card offer some free travel plus other discounts across the public transport network as well as free admission in selected museums and numerous other reductions.

    Trams and Buses:
    There is a combined system of 12 tram routes and 29 bus routes that easily connects all points of interest. Most lines operate at night making it very easy to go to the theater or restaurants without needing the car.
    There are two themed tram routes (route 4 and 9), that wind their way along interesting courses through the city and out into Dresden's surroundings.

    Going by bike is a cost-effective and flexible way to discover Dresden and bicycles can be eaisly rented. There are bicycle routes along many major streets. The most important inner bicycle road is called Elberadweg, which follows the River Elbe, far from road traffic.

    As in all bigger towns it can be a bit crowded during rush hours. There are many car parks in Dresden and it should not be a problem to find a place to park. A number of automatic signs have been created, showing you the available number of free parking spaces, before entering the parking lots.

    Cable Railways:
    Dresden has two cable railways. The Funicular Railway that links the districts of Loschwitz and Weisser Hirsch and the Suspension Railway between Loschwitz and Oberloschwitz. The valley stations of the two cable railways are located just off Körnerplatz. They each take just five minutes to bring passengers to the top of the slopes above the Elbe valley.