Dresden's Altstadt (Old Town) is situated just south of Elbe River. It's beating heart is the Schlossplatz featuring a castle and a church (currently undergoing renovations from World War II bombings).
The Albertinum on Salzgasse is the place to find Dresden's art gems. The Frauenkirche reopened in 2005 and is considered a favorite local attraction. Dresden's central train station is at the southern end of the neighhborhood in Wiener Platz.
Located east of St. Petersburger Strasse and south of the Elbe River, this area offers tourist attractions like the Great Garden, Zoo and the Botanical Gardens.
On the northwest side of the park is the Glaserne Manufaktur, a functioning Volkswagen factory on display to visitors. The outskirts of Dresden's Old Town are a fifteen-minute walk from here.
The center of Dresden's Neustadt (New Town) is Albertplatz. The neighborhood is situated north of the Elbe River and is known for cozy side streets lined with bohemian pubs.
Here, the Hauptstrasse—a pedestrian walkway of shops leading from the Albertplatz to the Schlossplatz—spans a quarter mile and crosses the river into Old Town. The Saxony Tourism Association has an office in the neighborhood on Bautzner Strasse.
This area is situated south of Dresden's Old Town. The city's central train station at Wiener Platz sits on the north side of the neighborhood. Old Town is within walking distance.
Dresden's technology institutes are nearby and the expansive Gross Garten is a fifteen-minute walk from here.