Dresden

Capital of Saxony

Setting out from Hotel Ross, you can be in Dresden, capital of art and culture, in just over half an hour. The commuter train from Meissen leaves just across the street and runs several times per hour.

The Zwinger, the Semper Opera, the Albertine Residence and countless other historic buildings shape the city centre. The Frauenkirche church, destroyed in the 1945 bombings and left in ruins as a war memorial for many decades, was rebuilt and finally reopened in 2005, attracting international visitors just like the world class museums and art collections Dresden is famous for. The splendid riverside promenades as well as its throbbing nightlife ensure that you will never get bored here.

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MEISSEN® porcelain

Discover the famous MEISSEN® porcelain manufactory with its unique craftsmanship and the crossed blue swords - in Meissen since 1710.

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Meissen old town

This town is over 1000 years old and invites you to time travel through its crooked alleys and up the steep ascents to the castle hill.

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Albrechtsburg castle

Visit Germany’s oldest palace and admire the breathtaking architecture at the transition from the late middle ages into renaissance.

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wine country Saxony

Wine lovers will feel right at home around Meissen - Germany’s second smallest wine growing region extends up and down the Elbe river.

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Moritzburg hunting lodge

The baroque castle is surrounded by an extensive woodland reserve complete with animals - a favourite destination for families.

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Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Called Saxon Switzerland for good reason, the breathtakingly bizarre rock formations in this special part of the Elbe valley are a delight for hikers and climbers.

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Pillnitz palace & park

Best known for its spectacular gardens and water displays, as well as a huge Camellia tree - over 250 years old!

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Elbe bike path

If you are travelling by bike, Meissen is a stop you cannot miss. Sections M and N meet here and run through town along either side of the river.

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White Fleet

Nothing is more relaxing than cruising along the Elbe river on an historic steamboat and watching the landscape unroll on both sides.

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