Dresden Altstadt "old town"
The splendid residence of the Saxon electors and kings will enchant you with art, architecture, culture and night life.discover
While it is absolutely practical and uncomplicated to take the car or train to venture beyond Dresden, we would like to suggest another, possibly the most laid-back way of exploring the Elbe valley in the summer months: Why not travel leisurely by steamboat along the river? The world’s oldest and biggest paddle steamer fleet connects Dresden to Saxon Switzerland upstream and the wine villages beyond Meissen downstream. This cruise passes some remarkable castles, vineyards and beautiful landscapes. Meissen, Pillnitz and other destinations along the Elbe river can be reached this way. Ask your friendly receptionists at Hotel am Blauen Wunder for assistance in booking a boat trip.
Boats depart from the quai at Blaues Wunder, just a few steps away from Hotel am Blauen Wunder.