Bharti AXA TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel Guide to Dresden Indian Embassy in Dresden Indian Embassy nearest to Dresden is located at Tiergartenstraße 17, 10785 Berlin, Germany Phone: +49 30 257950 Visa Process for Indian Visitors to Dresden Time Required: 15 Working Days Original Valid passport for 06 months from the date of travel along with old passport, if any Visa application forms Hotel booking confirmation Return air ticket Day-to-day itinerary Travel insurance Income tax returns for last 3 years or Form 16 Original bank account statement for last 6 months updated About Dresden: The city of Dresden is located in the eastern part of Germany and is also called the Florence at the Elbe due to being located on the banks of the river, Baroque architecture and world-class museums. During World War 2, more than 80% of the city was destroyed. However, it was restored later to its original grandeur. There are many places to visit in Dresden due to the rich historical past and contemporary development of the city. It has become the cultural centre of Europe with numerous attractions that are frequented by visitors from all over the world: Dresden Frauenkirche: It is one of the most remarkable buildings in the city that was reconstructed after the Second World War. Initially, the church was completed in 1743 and sported Baroque architecture. After the allied bombings of 1945, the original model of the church was catalogued and stored for use in reconstruction. After the fall of Berlin Wall and reunification of Germany, the rebuilding process gained momentum, and more than 4000 stones were added to form an eclectic mix. The church is a symbol of peace and goodwill for all the nations around the world. Tourists can ascend to the top of the dome and get a panoramic view of the city’s main square. Zwinger mit Semperbau: Zwinger is an 18th-century palace imbibing Baroque architecture that has become the cynosure of all eyes. It is an epitome of excellence with Dresden porcelain collection and presence of scientific instruments in the old master's picture gallery. Also, people can also find numerous articles of interest in the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments Section. Zwinger is noted for its graceful fountains and mythological female figures located in close vicinity. Theaterplatz and the Semperoper: It is one of the most famous public squares in Dresden that captures the attention of the people. You can find numerous architectural wonders in the area. At the centre of the square, you can find the grand equestrian statue of King John built in 1883. Whereas, the west side of the region is flanked by the opera house of the city. Visiting the place is one of the most important things to do in Dresden as it is draped in the Italian Renaissance style with the old town guard house located in close vicinity. Catholic Court Church: Although the church was built in the year 1753, it was raised to cathedral status in 1980. It is situated towards the end of the bridge overlooking the river Elbe and is created in the popular Baroque style. Some of the highlights of the structure consist of the internal processional ambulatories and a wonderfully carved pulpit created in the year 1722. The church also comprises of four burial vaults containing the remains of kings and princes of Saxony. One of the most crucial tourist places in Dresden includes the twin-towered church located in close vicinity of the Catholic court. It is a shining symbol of the Art Nouveau architecture which is also the hallmark of the city of Dresden. Georgentor and the Procession of princes: Georgentor was once the city exit to the Elbe Bridge and was the first Renaissance building in the region. You will find a doorway located on the western side of the structure with rich sculptural decoration. Langer Gang is regarded as the prominent source of attraction as it linked Georgenbau with the Johanneum and was built in the year 1591. One of the most striking aspects of the building is the presence of Tucson styled architecture with 22 rounded arches leading to the court stable. Dresden Transport Museum: This is one of the oldest buildings in the Neumarkt and is now a prominent museum. It contains historical vehicles, including aircraft, steam engine, cars, and bikes. Also, there are many artefacts about the railroads and the urban transport of the country. One can also visit the peace fountain located in close vicinity. Brühl's Terrace: Brühl's Terrace is one of the most important Dresden points of interest as it is called the balcony of Europe. It was founded in the year 1738 as a private garden but was thrown open to the public in 1814. Sculptured groups on the staircases signify morning, noon, evening and night. Dolphin fountain is a part of the original layout that has survived the vagaries of time and nature. People also like to visit the college of art set up in the year 1894 and the Moritz monument that was erected in the year 1553. Albertinum and Dresden State Art Collections: It was built between 1884 and 1887 as the world-class art collection house. The museum is studded with new master’s gallery with amazing works from Roman and Renaissance era. Moreover, people can also visit many east and west European works in their original grandeur. As far as its art collection is concerned, it also houses numerous paintings from the medieval and ancient Egypt. Dresden residential Castle and Museums: One of the most famous places in Dresden was the seat of Saxony electors and kings for 400 years. Nowadays, it forms a part of state art collections housing the leading attraction called the Green Vault. You can find numerous gold, silver, jewellery and iron materials belonging to the ancient and medieval period. Another popular place is the Numismatic Cabinet with more than 200,000 medals included in the eclectic mix. Landhaus and Kreuzkirche: The new city centre was developed after the Second World War and the sports Neo-Classical style with double Rocco staircase. You will not only find the City Museum but also the art gallery here. One of the most enticing things is the presence of the 13th-century church of the holy cross inside the premises of the Landhaus and Kreuzkirche. How to Reach Dresden Dresden-Klotzsche international airport provides numerous domestic flights from various cities of Germany to Dresden. Also, people can also fly from various cities of Europe to the famous centre of attraction in Germany. Flights are cost-effective, and people will enjoy their stay in the city. Dresden is equipped with two railway stations namely Dresden Neustadt and Dresden Hauptbahnhof situated near the New Town and old town respectively. Both stations are connected to different cities not only across Germany but also Europe. Passengers should be careful while selecting the station because their names are confusing. If you are travelling from Berlin, rent a car and drive for 2 hours to reach the intended destination. Before driving, one should remember that legal driving age in Germany should be at least 21. Moving around in Dresden Public transport is an eclectic mix of tram, ferry, bus, and train. The family ticket is not more than 9 Euros for travelling across the beautiful city. People can also travel by car in comfort as numerous parking slots are available in close vicinity. One of the enthralling features is that the parking space would be providing information about the opening slots available for parking. Probably cycling can be the best means of transport in Dresden. The path is clearly defined for the commuters, and the cycle can be easily taken inside the tram from one place to another. Best Time to Visit Dresden Since the city has a moderate climate, it is graced by visitors throughout the year. The majority of tourists arrive in May to late October because the weather is at its best during the summer as well as the rainy season. During the summer season, the famous Dresden museum summer night is organised along with other events. The city also celebrates Stadtfest during August and is worth the experience because the venue is the old baroque town. What to Pack? Good walking shoes should be packed while visiting Dresden as the city is dotted with cobbled streets. For instance, boots and real shoes can be an ideal choice for the visitors. Sneakers are useful for travellers looking to have the adventure in the city. Rain jacket and Umbrella are quite useful because the weather can change in a blink of an eyelid in Dresden. If you are visiting the city in winter, do not forget to pack warm sweaters, winter jackets, Gloves, and scarves. Handwarmer and warm socks can also be useful to protect the body from cold and chill. Top Delicacies: Drinking white wine is one of the most important things to do in Dresden. There is large region is inside the country used for growing wine crops. Different types of beers are served at various restaurants across the city. It is possible as thousands of breweries are located across the country. Pork is one of the most important main course meals in Dresden. It is mixed with turkey and other types of meat for grilling or roasting. Indian Restaurants in Dresden Little India Dresden at Louisenstr. 48, 01099 Dresden, Saxony, Germany. Serves Indian cuisine. Call the restaurant at +49 351 32326400 Maharadscha at Kamenzer Str. 62, 01099 Dresden, Saxony, Germany. Serves Indian cuisine. Call the restaurant at +49 30 21002151 Felix - Restaurant and Bar at Kleine Bruedergasse 5, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany. Serves Indian European, and Asian cuisine. Call the restaurant at +49 351 32033960 Shopping List Essentials You can find the main shopping area in the city extending from the central Railway station to the old town. It is considered as one of the favourites for locals who love to shop. Stores are generally open from 10 am to 8 PM for the visitors. In fact, the Altmarkt-Galerie shopping arcade operates until 9 PM. Each district of the city contains at least a single supermarket supplying varieties of food products and fashion accessories to the visitors. Healthcare Centers: Some of the prominent health care centres in Dresden include the Specialty and medical clinic. Personal care is offered to the patients while they recuperate from the chronic and acute diseases in the hospital. Prominent services include Diagnostic, emergency and Cardiac rehabilitation. Palliative care is also provided to the tourists to prevent the problem occurrence inside Dresden. Emergency Contact Numbers Police: 110 or 112 Fire Brigade: 112 Ambulance: 112 Operator: (0180) 2001033 National Directory Enquiries: 11833 National Directory Enquiries (in English): 11837 International Directory Enquiries: 11834 Currency Euro is the primary currency used in Dresden. However, people use debit and credit cards to make payments. The country imposes restrictions on the usage of cash in its borders. It is vital to ask the consulate or German customs to know precisely about the regulations. If you want to change cash, contact the officials of Reisebanken for required money. Dollars can be changed into Euro immediately without any waiting period. Local Do’s and Don’ts Do’s Use the title and the last name to address a person Learn some commonly used German phrases before you travel to Germany Don’ts Don't be late. Germans value punctuality Don't put your elbows on the table while eating Don’t eat with your hands Basics of Local Communication To feel at ease in Germany, it is vital to master the art of polite conversation. The step is essential to strike a rapport with the locals. Understanding common words in German is essential before you are travelling to Dresden. English German Good morning Guten Morgen My name is ich heiße Where is Wo IST No Nein Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Planning on an international trip? Take a look at our FAQ section that resolves commonly-asked queries on travel insurance. How do I benefit with Travel Insurance? Overseas travel insurance protects you when you are travelling in a foreign land. 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