If your trip to Dresden is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.Soak up the best that this place has to offer by adding Church of Our Lady and Dresden Castle to your to-do list. If you’ve got an extra day or two to spare, swing by Albertinum and Semper Opera House too.Stop by Blue Wonder Bridge. It’s one sight you’ll find on many visitors’ must-do lists. If you still have some space on that schedule, Dresden Zoo and Movie Nights at the Elbe will keep you amused as well.
If you’re after a day-trip destination, we know just the place. Situated 19 miles away, Altenberg is worth hopping in the car for. Altenberg Bobsleigh should be at the top of your to-do list here. Glashuette Original Factory and Altenberg Skilift are excellent attractions too. Situated 19 miles away, Freiberg is another popular destination. If you visit, be sure to check out Terra Mineralia, Cathedral Freiberg and Bartholomäusschacht visitor mine.
Heading to Dresden for work-related reasons? After a long day of mingling and socializing, you might find your stomach yelling out for food. Thankfully, these convention and business centers offer easy access to some awesome restaurants and cafés:
International Congress Center Dresden (1 mile away).
Messe Dresden (2 miles away).
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It’s best to book as soon as your vacation dates are confirmed. The early bird gets the worm!
Having your own set of wheels in Dresden will give you the freedom to go wherever you want. Maybe you want to leave town, cruise down the open road, and go where the wind blows. If so, drive off in one of our full-size or mid-size SUVs and take a look at the snowfields in the surrounding area. If you’d rather experience city life, slide behind the wheel of something small. Navigating busy streets will be a whole lot easier in an economy or compact car.
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes your car choice particularly important. If you’re planning an unforgettable road trip around Dresden, a comfortable SUV could be the best solution. If you want the cheapest possible price and plan to stick to city driving, an economy car is a smart pick. All you need to do is choose what suits you best, throw your bags in the trunk, and clock up those miles.
Booked your rental car, packed your bags but aren’t even sure what side of the road to drive on in Dresden? Don’t stress. These tips will put you on the right path:
In Dresden, you’ll have to stick to the right side. When exploring someplace new, it’s smart to book a car with automatic transmission. That way, you can focus on the road ahead and not worry about gear changes.
It’s relatively easy to find a car space in Dresden, although it can be tricky to get a spot in the biggest and busiest streets. Booking a hotel that provides guests with parking is a wise idea.
As with many places, the roads are usually busier in the rush hours before and after work. However, due to its smaller population of approximately 486,900, traffic gridlock isn’t a huge concern in Dresden.
The residential areas in Dresden have a 30km/h speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits generally range between 30km/h and 130km/h.
Normally your car rental company will charge the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes. Or they may forward your contact details to local law enforcement agencies, who’ll then issue a fine straight to you.
As long as you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, you are allowed to use your cell phone while driving a car in Dresden. But ensure you remain focused on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Dresden is 0.05%. If you’re in the mood for a big night, leave your rental wheels behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
It’s a big no-no to turn on a red light in Dresden. If you encounter one, enjoy a mindful moment or two until the signal turns green.
In short, yes. Although, there are exceptions for vehicles operated by public transportation systems.