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Cultural highlights

Culture opens up new perspectives and shared experiences outside the meeting take networking to another level. Dresden's unique art collections, sights and neighbourhoods add to the professional spaces of your event which creates added value appealing to heart and minds.

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Museums in Dresden

More than art

We are not shy to say that Dresden's museums are world-class. Visiting museums in Dresden is a dream come true for art lovers. Take the Dresden State Art Collections where the Old Masters Picture Gallery offers a unique tour through European art history including world-famous works such as Raphael's "Sistine Madonna". Or the Green Vault in the Residence Palace as a veritable treasure trove or the Albertinum housing important art from the Romantic period to the present day.

Apart from unique highlights of art, the city's diverse museums cover a wide range of topics from technology to natural sciences – whether it's a fascinating journey into the world of mobility at the Transport Museum or one of the most innovative military museums in the world.


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Semperoper Dresden

The Semperoper opera house, designed by Gottfried Semper, is considered one of the most beautiful of its kinds in Europe, attracting an international audience with magnificent architecture and first-class concerts, opera, and ballet performances. The building on Theaterplatz square certainly is an eye-catcher and the splendid interior designs makes for even mor wow moments.

An evening at Semperoper with its wonderful acoustics will definitely be remembered by your guests. Even more so if you put a guided tour of the unique venue on the itinerary before the opera or ballet starts, for unique insights behind the scenes.

Kulturpalast Dresden

Concert hall of Dresden Philharmonic

This “palace of culture”, designed in the Bauhaus modernist style and opened in 1969, is a cultural centrepiece of Dresden. After extensive renovation, modernisation and reopening in April 2017, the large hall now serves as a first-class, contemporary concert space, providing a home to the Dresden Philharmonic symphony ochestra and, with top acoustics and modern architecture, a great stage for many concert events.

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Kraftwerk Mitte

Creative and cultural centre with industrial vibes

Once a power station, now a popular venue: Dresden’s former Mitte power station has been transformed into an art, creative and cultural centre. The listed building, featuring beautifully maintained industrial architecture, is home to the State Operetta and the Energy Museum plus, the newly designed "Stromwerk" area serves as an event space for organisers to realise their creative ideas.


Church of Our Lady

Musical delights in Dresden’s landmark

The city’s famous Frauenkirche is a special place, steeped in history, a symbol of reconstruction and reconciliation and a great venue for music.

A concert in this wonderful church leaves a lasting impression, as does the climb up the dome to the viewing platform at a height of 67 m for a fantastic panoramic view of Dresden and the surrounding area. Very much recommended!


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German Hygiene Museum Dresden

Unique in Europe

Cleverly made and full of surprises – the German Hygiene Museum, founded in 1912, embodies the ideal museum.

The medical museum’s inspiring permanent exhibition about the human body provides fascinating insights and alternating special exhibitions present the intersection of culture, society, and science from inspiring perspectives.

Colourful, creative, and edgy

Neustadt neighbourhood

Nightlife culture is also a part of culture. Dresden's Neustadt with its mix of turn of the century architecture and contemporary vibes is full of small bistros, pubs, and bars for a great night out. However, there is also a lot to discover during the day, including street art and numerous galleries. All in all, a great contrast to the baroque old town.


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HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts

Hellerau festival hall

Hellerau in Dresden’s north was Germany's first garden city. The festival hall of the same name was built in 1911 as a theatre and educational institution for rhythmics according to the visions of the pioneer of modern architecture Heinrich Tessenow and the music educator Émile Jaques Dalcroze. The legendary building attracted artists from all over Europe to Hellerau, including Rilke, Kafka, Diaghilew, Van de Velde, Kokoschka, Gropius, Van der Rohe and Le Corbusier.

Today, HELLERAU is one of the most important international centres of contemporary arts in Germany and Europe and offers a unique environment for dance, theatre, performance, music, media art and visual arts.

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