What is there to do in Dresden and the surrounding areas?

We have compiled a few program tips here, which we as the Hotel NOVALIS deem to be especially recommendable.

Whether you’re traveling as a family with children, alone, as a couple or with friends, you will surely be able to find the proper holiday program for yourself.


Groups of more than 15 people can obtain information about our excursion tips and offers for tour groups.

Do you want more suggestions and tips? Then simply state your request at the reception desk.


We will gladly help you with the Angebot of your Dresden program. If you want to visit the Opera or the theater, we are able to reserve you the tickets in advance. We will also gladly recommend the best restaurants and Cafés of the city to you, or give you tips on which city tours you shouldn’t miss.

For families with children:

Indoor playground “Remmi Demmi”:

Climbing, playing and romping around on Saxony’s largest indoor playground. On 2,500 m² the little ones will surely be provided with quite a lot of fun and action. www.remmi-demmi-kinderland.de

The Museum of transportation in the Johanneum

Hardly a technical achievement has changed and shaped people’s lives like the invention of the steam engines and internal combustion engine. Since the first use of this means of propulsion in the 19th century, railways and automotives have started their triumphant advance around the world, which we can’t even imagine anymore without modern means of transportation. The Transport Museum in the Johanneum in Dresden is dedicated to conveying the detailed history of mobility from its origins to our present, and thereby highlights all modes of transportation with original exhibits. The highlight for the kids: A helicopter simulator that allows curious visitors to become a helicopter pilot, and to experience the perfect illusion of a real flight.

Opening times, prices and information: http://www.verkehrsmuseum-dresden.de


Is there anyone who hasn’t heard of them? The clever children’s book characters by Erich Kästner: Emil, Louise and Lotte, the guys from the “Flying classroom”, Pünktchen and Anton. For families, but also for the young at heart, Erich-Kästner-Museum in Dresden a must. In permanent and temporary exhibitions the museum is devoted to the life and work of the exceptional writer from Dresden.

When the sun shines: Dresden Zoo

Covering around 13 hectares, the Dresden Zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals and over 300 species. The exotic Brown Woolly Monkey, the Prevost’s Squirrels, Karakals, or Goldtakins can be seen in addition to the lions, tigers, elephants & co. A special attraction are the community compounds where different animals live together, for example, the South American compound or the giraffe and zebra compound. You can participate in general or thematic Zoo tours, which are specially tailored to children. There are many playgrounds for romping, climbing and to “burn off excess energy”. By the way: The Dresden Zoo was founded in 1861 and is one of the four oldest animal parks in Germany. After the destruction of Dresden which also affected the Zoo, the reopening already occurred in 1946. Since then a continued expansion of habitats and enclosures was performed. In recent years, the Zoo was expanded with the “Africa House”, the “Zoo under the Earth” and the tundra habitat. For more information on opening times and admission prices, please visit: www.zoo-dresden.de

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