Information for Visitors
USD 1 is ~0.66 Euros
1 EUR is USD ~1.50
All major credit cards are accepted in department stores, gas stations, restaurants and others. However it's a good idea to check for the credit card signs before. A wide network of ATMs exist.
Dresden is to our knowledge by any means not a dangerous city. However, where
tourists are there are also pickpockets.
Beware of them mainly in crowded areas and on public transport.
Pedestrians have priority at pedestrian crossings and normally car drivers in this country respect this. Be careful especially in the area of the Semper Opera with the trams as they drive on the big cobblestone places and since there are not cars allowed you feel safe which is misleading. Just keep in mind if there are tracks, there might be also a tram coming sooner or later.
From the aiport the simplest way to get to our venue the Dorint Hotel (Grunaer Street 14, Dresden) is to hire a cab (9 km/5.5 mi). Most cabs should accept credit cards. It's a good idea though asking the driver before entering the cab or check whether there's a VISA/Amex/Master symbol on the window of the passenger door. The fare should be around 20 Euros, we haven't checked though.
The safest albeit not shortest connection is to take the tram (S2, leaves every 30 minutes) from Dresden airport (direction Pirnaer Bahnhof) to the railway station Dresden Bahnhof Mitte (not the main central station) and then change to tram S1 (direction Dresden Prohlis Gleisschleife). Get off at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, the hotel should be just accross the road.
Then either have a short walk or change for one station into S1 (direction Prohlis Gleisschleife) or S2 (direction Freystrasse). Get off at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, the hotel should be just accross the road.
If your train is happen to stop at Dresden Bahnhof Mitte change here
to S1 one like explained above.
Otherwise get off at Dresden Hauptbahnhof (main railway station), change to tram S7 (direction Weixdorf), S3 (direction Wilder Mann), get off at Pirnaischer Platz and either have a short walk or change for one station into S1 (direction Prohlis Gleisschleife) or S2 (direction Freystrasse). Get off at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, the hotel should be just accross the road.
Probably you have a navigation system in your car (Lat.: 51.04746,
Long.: 13.74988). If not, make sure you do some research before e.g. with
OSM or Google
The hotel has an own garage which charges 15 Euros per night (TBC). There might be lots around the corner with a meter which cost less.