Dresden is a major city in eastern Germany, located at the shore of the Elbe River. The city is very famous for its historical center, which was completely destroyed in World War II, but has been rebuilt ever since. In the center of Dresden is also a square called "Brühlsche Terrasse" (Brühl's terrace), which is bordered on the one side by the Elbe River, while the other side is facing to the city's most famous churches, the palace, numerous monuments, and the Dresden Castle. In addition to the old city center, Dresden has a considerable number of good museums and a building, that plays music when it rains. At the Elbe River are also several steam cruisers for the tourists, and the area is easily accessible to take a look at the Swiss mountains from Saxony."
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Dresden forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Dresden is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $57.72, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $227.43, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $54.32
- Hotel (3 stars): $83.96
- Hotel (4 stars): $88.89
- Hotel (5 stars): $123.46
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $16.31
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $28.13
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.14
- Meal, McDonalds: $9.46
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $11.82
Dresden has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 70.9 (better than United states average 48.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 81.3 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 65.0 (better than United states average 41.8)
More information: Dresden safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.