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From: Dresden, Germany

Dresden Neumarkt

ABOVE: The Neumarkt, as seen in the back window of a van. INSET PHOTO: Dresden's Kulturpalast, where you'll find the the main Tourist Information Office, and a nighttime view of a Zwinger lamppost.

Tourist information offices

Kulturpalast DresdenIn April, 2009, Dresden's main Tourist Information Office relocated from the Prager Strasse to the Kulturpalast, the large modern concert hall on Wilsdruffer Strasse, just beyond the Altmarkt as you walk toward the Altstadt from the Hauptbahnhof or main railroad station.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 .m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The tourist information office publishes a handy map that shows tourist attractions in the city center. It also offers a range of services, including:

  • Booking of accommodations

  • Sightseeing tours and audioguides

  • Answers to questions and street directions

  • The Dresden City Card or the Dresden Regio Card, which offer unlimited local or regional transportation for up to 72 hours along with free or reduced admission to certain museums and attractions. (See the tourist office's Dresden-Cards page for details.)

  • Public toilets

  • A souvenir shop

Zwinger lamppostFor more information and help prior to your visit, browse the Dresden Tourism Web site or phone +49(0)351-50 160 160. E-mail [email protected] Also see Germany Tourism: Dresden, which is a good introduction to the city and its attractions.

Advice for disabled visitors

Dresden apartment balconyThe city of Dresden offers a variety of materials for handicapped citizens and tourists, including a German-captioned accessibility map in Adobe PDF format  and a German-language interactive city guide for the physically challenged.

When you're in Dresden, pick up a copy of the free Accessible Dresden brochure at the Tourist Information Office, which covers everything from accessible transportation, hotels, restaurants, and museums to the local dialysis center.

Special toilets for the disabled are available at some locations; to use them, you'll need a "Eurokey," which you can obtain at the Tourist Information Office.

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