Things to do in Dresden

Exhibition „Dresden 1945“ from 14 January 2017 to 11 June 2017 at Panometer Dresden

„DRESDEN 1945 takes you on a journey through time back to the Elbe metropolis in the immediate aftermath of the bombing raids in 1945. The view from the Town Hall tower reveals the ruins of the destroyed city, from which columns of smoke are seen rising. The project broaches the issues of tragedy and hope in Europe. It does not merely show the tragedy of Dresden, but draws attention to the interactions of European war-torn history. By 1945, not only had a large number of European cities been destroyed, such as Rotterdam, Coventry, Stalingrad and Warsaw, but also numerous German cities. The accompanying multimedia exhibition provides an introduction into this period. While paying tribute to the reconstruction – by including contemporary witnesses, Asisi nevertheless questions post-war urban planning concepts. The panoramic experience is rounded off with the accompanying music by film composer Eric Babak and sound effects reflecting the era and the setting in the scene.“*

Regular tickets: 11.50 Euros*
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10 am – 5 pm; Sat/Sun/public holidays 10 am – 6 pm**

Calendar at Semperoper Dresden

bullet_red     La Bohème, 8 June 2017

  Opera, Giacomo Puccini, Italian with German supertitles

„The world of Paris’s penniless bohemians is an unhappy one. The air is freezing in the garrets above the city’s rooftops where they live. Four friends, Rodolfo, Marcello, Colline and Schaunard, intend to see out Christmas Eve in a cafe when suddenly their dire financial situation improves. Rodolfo stays behind when the friends go out to celebrate. A meeting between him and his neighbour Mimi helps to thaw out the ice-cold garret. Exchanging intimacies, they find themselves falling in love. But this burgeoning romance is afflicted by misery and death. Rodolfo quickly finds himself unable to look after an ill Mimi, and a grotesque argument leads to their separation. When, after some months, they meet again, Rodolfo and his friends only have time to grant the dying Mimi one last wish.”*


Tickets: 28-99 Euros*

bullet_yellow    The Abduction from the Seraglio, 9 June 2017

Ballad opera in three acts, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, German with supertitles

„Imprisoned in the seraglio of Bassa Selim, Pedrillo, his fiancée Blonde and Konstanze hope to be freed. Konstanze is betrothed to Belmonte, who naturally tries to help her escape – unfortunately without success. In the end the magnanimous Pasha grants them their freedom. Mozart’s »Abduction« is full of popular numbers such as the Janissaries’ Chorus, Pedrillo’s »Now for battle« or Konstanze’s »Tortures unrelenting«, which until today remain some of opera’s most famous arias.“*


Tickets: 28-99 Euros*


Some sights in Dresden’s city centre you should not miss during your stay include:

bullet_yellow    Frauenkirche Dresden (Church of our Lady)

Opening hours Mo-Fr 10 am – noon and 1 pm – 6 pm**
Local public transport: Tram nos. 1, 2, 4 to Altmarkt

bullet_green     Fürstenzug (Procession of Princes)

Royal Palace
Kreuzkirche (Sanctissimae Trinitatis Cathedral)

bullet_red     Semperoper (Semper Opera House)

Brühl’s Terrace
Local public transport: Tram nos. 4, 8, 9 to Theaterplatz

bullet_blue      Zwinger Palace

Local public transport: Tram nos. 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12 and Bus nos. 62, 94 to Postplatz

Additionally, the Großer Garten public park offers the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll or a tour of the park on the park´s own miniature railroad.
(Local public transport: Tram nos. 10, 13 to Grosser Garten)

A multitude of other attractions in Dresden and the surrounding region are waiting to be discovered by you. The Dresden Tourist Information Centre offers you competent assistance in planning your visit in Dresden. If you need further information or any help in booking a travel arrangement you are invited to give them a call at +49 (0) 351 501 501 (opening hours Mon-Sat 9 am – 6 pm**).



*Accuracy of the information cannot be guarantted

**Timings are subjected to change