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Things to do in Saxony

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Church
“One of the most famous sights in Dresden. // Eine der bekanntesten Sehenswürdigkeiten in Dresden.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great place to chill and swim. You can sunbathe here in the summer without wearing any clothes.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Back in the day when Saxony was a kingdom, the Lords of Saxony lived in the Zwinger. Not all together, mind you. At different points in history. It's a big old building-complex and now there are classical music concerts and stuff like that in it. Nice to walk around.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Opera House
“Must see a performance in the world famous semper oper and dress up for a stunning night.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Boutique
“Huge Shopping Mall with Supermarkets, Clothes and everything else you can imagine / Riesiges Einkaufszentrum mit Supermärkten, Kleidung und allem anderen was man sich vorstellen kann.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“"Großer Garten" is a huge park in Dresden, very silent and beautiful. It is worth to see. The park is good for jogging, cycling or simply walking. There is also a zoo.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Park
“a centrally located park that is also great for cyclists a haven of peace within the city”
  • 40 locals recommend
Library
“Previously abandoned industrial place with unique mixture of art and startups. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Park
“at night time there is an old cinema under the trees with old black and white movies. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Palace
“Wunderschönes Schloss mit wunderschönem Park / beautiful castle with a beautiful park”
  • 24 locals recommend
Zoo
“Famous for its huge Gondwanaland exhibition - the world's second largest indoor rainforest hall at 1.65 ha or 4.1 acres. Indoor attractions make it great for rainy days. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Ein sehr beeindruckendes Denkmal in Leipzig und ein toller Ort um im Sommer einen Sonnenuntergang über der Stadt zu sehen. An impressive monument and a perfect place to see a beautiful sunset.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Zoo
“fantastic day trip to watch animals and different adventurous playgrounds- our favorite the bear castle (just opened)”
  • 40 locals recommend
Route
“It's the most urban street outside of the Zentrum with plenty to do here night and day”
  • 53 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“One hour away from Dresden by train there is the epic Saxony Switzerland National Park. Hiking and climbing here will recharge your nature battery. :) ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Monument of the battle of Nations. Must-see in Leipzig with view over the whole city if you dare to climb all the 500 steps to the top.”
  • 49 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Eastern European Restaurant
“Local, creative cuisine and beautiful ambiance especially in summer at the terrace ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Kino, Theater, Lesungen, Lesungen, Konzerte. Café-Restaurant mit Freisitz. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“einer der schönsten Biergärten von Leipzig - best beer garden in town! Good beer, nice drinks, great burgers, and the coolest bar people from Leipzig!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“11am-10pm book if it's for the weekend vegetarians and vegans love this place gluten free options which is great very tasty food!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Nice kino, plays English movies with German subtitles - not only commercial; Take #13 tram from Bürger Str - direction Prohlis - and get out at Görlitzer Str. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“Amazing cafe with a 70's look and fantastic beers and coffee. The cakes are just perfect. As a recomendation, try the carrot one!”
  • 24 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“Fine drinks and food and 3 castles on the hills along the riverbank. Not only a summer-destination. Note: There a lot of old trees at the park...”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Die See ist nicht zu sehen, dafür gibt es gutes Essen zu günstigen Preisen und immer feinste Musik aus den Boxen. --- The sea can not be seen, but there is good food at reasonable prices and always the finest music from the speakers.”
  • 21 locals recommend

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