Elbe river banks

lush and green in the heart of the city

Hotel am Blauen Wunder is located in the historic Blasewitz neighborhood of Dresden, with splendid residential buildings dating back to the 1890s interspersed with smaller modern business and office complexes. Blasewitz is one of Dresden's greenest areas, with several parks, large trees lining the broad streets, and bordering the Elbe river with its lush river banks.

Bike and foot paths along either side of the river make exercise fun - hop on a bike or go for a jog and enjoy nature in the middle of the city. Large stretches of the river bank have been left untouched or renaturalized in the past years, and are protected as a nature reserve. You may encounter beavers and storks, frogs and herons right in the capital of Saxony.

Hotel am Blauen Wunder is about 5 kilometers from the center of Dresden's old town, following the meandering riverside paths with several beer gardens on the way. Every Saturday, there is a huge flea market beneath Albertbrücke bridge, free of charge and one of the favorite local pastimes.

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Dresden Altstadt "old town"

The splendid residence of the Saxon electors and kings will enchant you with art, architecture, culture and night life.


Dresden Neustadt "new town"

Explore alternative culture, night life and international flair in Dresden's most colorful neighborhood.


change of perspective

Dresden's two funicular railways offer exceptional views across the Blaues Wunder and Dresden.


art & museums

Raphael’s Sistine Madonna is one of the most famous paintings on display in Dresden, and its angels are the mascots for the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen (State Art Collections). But there are countless more museums and exhibitions waiting for your visit:

  • Gemäldegalerie Alte & Neue Meister
  • Grünes Gewölbe
  • Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
  • Militärhistorisches Museum
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The baroque castle is surrounded by an extensive woodland reserve complete with animals - a favorite destination for families.



This town is over 1000 years old and invites you to time travel through its crooked alleys and up the steep ascents to the castle hill.


Elbe bike path

If you are travelling by bike, Dresden is a stop you cannot miss. Sections N and O meet here and run through town along either side of the river.


Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Called Saxon Switzerland for good reason, the breathtakingly bizarre rock formations in this special part of the Elbe valley are a delight for hikers and climbers.


Pillnitz palace & park

Best known for its spectacular gardens and water displays, as well as a huge Camellia tree - over 250 years old!


White Fleet

Cruise along the Elbe river on an historic steamboat and watch the landscape unroll on both sides.


Christmas in Saxony

If you are looking for romantic and traditional, come to Saxony in December.