Dresden Itinerary 1 Day

Best Places to Visit in Dresden in 1 day

We are trying to help you in making the best of your 1 day in Dresden. These are the most preferred places to visit in Dresden in 1 day by fellow travelers and experts. Even though one day in Dresden may not prove to be sufficient, one can still explore the highlights of Dresden.

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A Day in Dresden - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Dresden, the beautiful German city located in the state of Saxony, has an important place in the history of the 2nd World War. The city is dotted with a large number of art museums, magnificent castles, and iconic churches. Dresden houses some wonderful masterpieces of the famous artists like Raphael and also has a lavish opera house. You will learn more about the city when you spend 1 day in Dresden. Have a look at this 1-day Dresden itinerary to soak in the rich history of this German city.

How to spend 1 day in Dresden?


Begin your day at the Moritzburg Castle. Famous for its four round towers, the Moritzburg Castle or Palace houses a grand trophy collection and also overlooks a beautiful lake. You will need an hour to explore the collection and other specialties of the castle. After this, start your journey back to the main city of Dresden and on the way, you will find the Bundeswehr Military History Museum that will introduce you to the German military history. There are some more museums and art galleries on the way to the Augustus Bridge such as the Dresden Museum of Ethnology and Museum of Saxon Folk Art. Enjoy the morning glory of the city from the Augustus Bridge.


In the afternoon, you can take a walking tour of the famous buildings of the city. Start from the Dresden Cathedral which is a must-see during the 24 hours in Dresden. The brickwork of this 18th-century church is worth admiring. Take a tour of the museums like Münzkabinett, Dresden Armoury, Turkish Chamber, and stop at the Dresden Castle where you will need at least an hour to learn about some interesting facts on the World War II. Enjoy the picture-perfect views of the sweeping river from the Brühl's Terrace often called the balcony of Europe. You can also enjoy your lunch at one of the upscale restaurants here. The next place to visit in the afternoon will be Dresden Frauenkirche. Close to this church is the Dresden Transport Museum where you will understand the German transportation system.


At evening, you would like to enjoy a self-guided tour of the museum called Zwinger. This museum is situated inside an old baroque and features a large porcelain collection and instruments related to science, astronomy, and technology. Walk for 5 minutes from this museum and you will reach Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, an art gallery that is home to the Dutch, Italian, and Flemish artworks. If you are willing to experience the German city of Dresden at its best, do watch an entertaining Opera show at Semperoper.

Dresden has a lot to offer. A 1-day tour of the city will help you discover many interesting facts about the German past.

Best Hotels in Dresden for 1 Day Trip

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With More Days in Hand

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