Dresden, Saxony’s state capital, is a cultural centre in Germany. With a population of over 520 000 residents, it is home to many of the country’s historical landmarks, theatres, museums, and world-class attractions. Dresden offers you the opportunity to explore them all. The leading tourist attractions of the city include Dresden Frauenkirche, Zwinger, and Semperoper.
Prepare yourself to discover this beautiful destination, because cheap flights to Dresden are now available for a limited time! Dresden is home to the Dresden Airport (DRS), which is a 20-minute drive or an efficient 10-minute train ride from the city centre. Dresden Airport serves a multitude of airlines, including Lufthansa, Swissair, and KLM. Popular connecting flights to Dresden depart from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Flight duration from Johannesburg is approximately 12 hours and 35 minutes.
Why visit Dresden
Discover the enchanting greenery and wildlife in Dresden, at locations such as the Grand Garden of Dresden, Dresdner Parkeisenbahn, Zoo Dresden, and Wildgehege Moritzburg.
The majestic structures around Dresden will definitely have you exploring the city’s streets for days. Beautiful sights to visit include Zwinger, Blaues Wunder, and Brühl’s Terrace.
Treat yourself to the high-class entertainment offered at the theatres and movie theatres in Dresden, including Semperoper and Staatsschauspiel.
Best time to visit Dresden
Dresden enjoys a moderate climate throughout the year, making it ideal to visit at any time you want. Make sure to avoid the main tourist season, however, which is from May to late October (late spring to the middle of autumn). The weather during this period is the best, but it draws the highest volume of tourists and hotel rates reach their peak. The low season is during the winter months (December – February), with cloudy skies and frequent occurrences of snowfall. There are still sunny days during this period, so you should pack in the appropriate clothing. There will be fewer queues, more availability and better hotel rates, although, you may find the weather to be unpleasant at times. An ideal time to go is between the low and high seasons, in April. The weather is cool during this period and you will have plenty of accommodation offers to choose from and only a small number of tourists to deal with.