Dresden – some things to see and do

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Golden Rider

Elector of Saxony and King of Poland dressed as a Roman Emperor. seemingly survived unscathed from the war.

Watzke Brewery

Not the best looking building, however, located on the main drag you get a great view from it.

Own brewed beer, good service and handy for touristy stuff.  The main old beer hall seemingly looks better.

Altes Wettburo

Old GDR building

Transportation building, interesting landmark for this area of town.

Augustiner Platz

Big roundabout, park and all round hang out area.  There is an Artesian Well at one side of the platz.

Cafe Europa

Good selection of food and drink (Aperol!), which was fresh and tasty, big portions so good value and breakfast served until 4pm(?!), clean open space, good service, seating area outside for good weather (on pavement next to a main road though), open 24 hours, funky toilets, inc. lady latrines!

Arty Backyards

Cafes/art shops and gutters that play music when it rains – what more do you need?

Beyond the Pond – US/UK Shop

Need a fix of Irn Bru? Buckfast? Tunnocks Tea Cakes? Twinnings? Reese’s peanut butter bars? This is where to head.

Beyond the Pond
Beyond the Pond – UK/US food and drink

Bautzner Tor Bar

Located in neustadt the bar is a quirky mix of tables, seats and styles.  A large selection of beer is on offer, many local  micro brewed.  The guide recommended their Lenin beer, unfortunately it was out of stock so we plumped for Elbhang Rot (4.7% – €1.50), Bio Neustadt Hell (4.9% €1.80) and Dresden Cider (2.5% €1.90).  All went down very well.

Cafe Combo

Retro coffee bar.

Bar Holda

Cosy bar with own brewed beer.

The whole area around Louisenstrasse is known as boho/studenty so lots to see around there.

Pfand Molkerei

The prettiest dairy in the world – according to Guinness Book of Records.

DDR Museum

Located in a suburb, 4 floors of DDR fun.  Shop as well to fulfill all your Spreewald gherkin needs.

Augustiner Bar

Tourist alleyway right next to the re-opened Frauenkirche.

Communist Mural

Located on the Palace of Culture.  Handily placed cafe across.

Furstenzug Mural


Never made it to these, but they look great.



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