Dresden - Semper & Safari
or: the city of inventions...see below
Dresden close-up and personal. Take the original East German version of the “Beetle”…
…and discover the city on a “Trabant safari”. And try out the hearty cuisine of the Saxon capital – and the wines from nearby vineyards on the Elbe. Stroll through the baroque “Innere Neustadt” quarter to see a slice of Dresden’s history. There’s art and pubs in the “Äussere Neustadt” quarter, and high-class stores on Königsbrücker Strasse.
A point to note: 63 per cent of Dresden is made up of forests and green spaces, making it one of the greenest cities in Europe. For example, within the Dresden city boundary there are 4 nature reserves (350 hectares) and 12 areas of outstanding natural beauty (11,500 hectares).
Source: Dresden Marketing GmbH
The Semperoper in Dresden is not only considered one of the most beautiful theatre buildings in the world, but also enjoys a worldwide reputation for first-rate artistic performances by both its own ensemble as well as international opera stars. Dresden’s Semper Opera House also made history as the venue for the first performances of numerous works by Richard Wagner, Carl Maria von Weber and Richard Strauss. It is also home to Saxony’s State Orchestra – Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden – which can look back on one of the longest histories of any orchestra in the world.
Traditional and modern also go hand in hand at the Semper Opera Ballet – a fascinating mixture with different artists giving each performance its own highly distinctive touch.
For further information and details of the season’s programme visit the Semperoper online or + 49 (0) 351 49 11 705.
|Route||Name of the train||Dining car||Bicycle carriage|
|Zurich - Dresden||Canopus||only between Zurich-Frankfurt-Zurich||yes|
|Amsterdam - Dresden||Kopernikus||Small snacks and drinks offered by the service team||yes|
|Copenhagen - Dresden||Orion||yes, between Copenhagen and Hamburg||no|
A tip for our customers
In Dresden lots of interesting and tasty treats were invented - see for yourself what comes from Dresden:
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