Stare at Dresden’s glittering skyline at night and it’s easy to imagine the capital of Saxony in all its former glory, but delve in deeper and you’ll find a city that mixes serene history with the cutting-edge of technology and counterculture.

We have a real soft spot for these old-meets-new hotspots, so we’ve collected 15 of Dresden’s best bits and created an Urban Ride Map which can be picked up at our TSH Dresden reception from September onwards. Here’s a little preview of few of the selected locations…



With its stunning white interior and breathtaking views from the top, you shouldn’t miss out on this iconic church. The viewing platform at 67 Metres (220 feet) offers unique views over Dresden and its surroundings. You’ll feel like your between heaven and earth.


Neustadt is a hub for street art, quirky cafes and crafty people. The perfect place for offbeat tracks and micro-adventures. If you’d like to zoom into things to do in Neustadt check out our Top 5 to do in Neustadt guide.

Brühls Terrace

This park alongside the Elbe is the perfect spot to sit down on one of the benches, relax and take in the magnificent view.


This open-air museum-meets-Diagon alley consists of five courtyards with tons of design shops to explore.


This gorgeous palace in Baroque style is a must-visit if you’re in the mood for some lush architecture.

Botanischer Garten

For a quick whiff of nature, head over to the luscious botanical garden that’s a part of the technical university. Free entry!

The Student Hotel

When you’re back home we have a rooftop hot tub waiting for you. But you can also just pop by our bar Common Grounds for a drink 😉

Curious about the other 8 city tips and our Urban bike route? We’re opening on the 4th of September, so make sure to check out our rooms. You’ll get a map at check-in to go and explore Dresden for yourself!

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 – May the student in you live forever –