Zoo Dresden


The main attraction in Grosser Garten (Great Garden) is this excellent zoo, where crowds gravitate toward the Africa Hall and the lion enclosure.

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1. Grosser Garten

0.15 MILES

The aptly named Grosser Garten (Great Garden) is a relaxing refuge during the warmer months. A visitor magnet here is the modernised Zoo Dresden in the…

2. Gläserne Manufaktur

0.51 MILES

The Gläserne Manufaktur is Volkswagen’s stunning transparent car factory. This ambitious, impossibly stylish glass building was a huge prestige project…

3. Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

0.52 MILES

Not an institution dedicated to the history of cleaning products, the German Hygiene Museum is, in fact, all about human beings. The permanent exhibit…

4. Albertinum

1.06 MILES

The Renaissance-era former arsenal is the stunning home of the Galerie Neue Meister (New Masters Gallery), which displays an array of paintings by some of…

5. Frauenkirche

1.09 MILES

The domed Frauenkirche – Dresden’s most beloved symbol – has literally risen from the city's ashes. The original church graced the skyline for two…

6. Historisches Grünes Gewölbe

1.23 MILES

The Historic Green Vault displays some 3000 precious items in the same fashion as during the time of August der Starke, namely on shelves and tables…

7. Neues Grünes Gewölbe

1.23 MILES

The New Green Vault presents some 1000 objects in 10 modern rooms. Key sights include a frigate fashioned from ivory with wafer-thin sails, a cherry pit…

8. Residenzschloss

1.24 MILES

Dresden's extraordinary Renaissance city palace, home to its Saxon rulers from 1485 to 1918, now shelters multiple precious collections – including the…