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Dresden is the capital of the German state of Sachsen (Saxony) and has well over half a million inhabitants, even 1.3 million in the total metropolitan area. The city was heavily destroyed during WWII, but since then, and more so since the reunification of Germany, the city has been rebuilt to finally have its glory back.
Dresden has a moderate continental climate, with warmer summers and colder winters compared to German places more to the west. Summers last from June to August with average days well over 20 °C and nights around 14 °C. Winters last from December to Febuary when it's mostly around zero during the day and almost -5 °C on average at night. Snow is not that common though. Precipition is evenly distributed throughout the year, though summers are slightly wetter.
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|Avg Max||2.7 °C||4.1 °C||8.4 °C||12.9 °C||18.7 °C||21.3 °C||23.6 °C||23.7 °C||18.8 °C||13.5 °C||6.9 °C||4 °C|
|Avg Min||-2.2 °C||-1.8 °C||1.3 °C||3.9 °C||8.6 °C||11.8 °C||13.7 °C||13.6 °C||10.4 °C||6.4 °C||1.9 °C||-0.6 °C|
|Rainfall||44.3 mm||34.9 mm||43.1 mm||47.3 mm||60 mm||68.5 mm||82 mm||77.9 mm||49.6 mm||44.5 mm||53.5 mm||56.9 mm|
Dresden Airport (DRS) is about 9 kilometres from the city centre.
Air Berlin has most flights, though most of them are seasonal (summer only), including those to Antalya, Corfu, Crete, Tenerife, Mallorca and Gran Canaria.
About 15 other airlines serve Dresden on a regular basis, with places served being Moscow, Vienna, Hamburg, Zürich, Düsseldorf, Cyprus, Stuttgart, Cologne, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Munich, and Monastir (Tunisia).
Deutsche Bahn (DB) has trains to Berlin-Hauptbahnhof (2 hours). Leipzig is served by hourly ICE trains (one hour) or RE trains (1¾ hours). The S-Bahn runs half-hourly to Meissen (40 minutes). There are connections to Frankfurt (4¾ hours) and Prague (2½ hours) as well.
Dresden is connected to Leipzig via the A14/A4, to Berlin via the A13/A113, and to the Czech Republic via the B170 south.
Eurolines connects to several German cities, including Dresden. The stop is at the Central train station. You can't make reservations here, you need to make the reservations on internet.
The S2 train serves the airport from the Hauptbahnhof and Dresden-Neustadt.
Single bus and tram tickets cost €1.70, a day pass is €4.50.
Bicycle hire is available at the main trainstation for €7 a day.
|A&O Dresden Hauptbahnhof||Strehlener Stra'e 10||HOSTEL||82|
|AHA Hotel Dresden||Bautzner Str. 53||Hotel||85|
|Apart-Pension Altstadtperle||Gohliser Str. 19||apartment||88|
|Cityherberge||Lingnerallee 3 01069 Dresden||Hostel||89|
|Hofgarten 1824||Theresienstrasse 5||HOTEL||87|
|Hostel Mondpalast||Louisenstrasse 77 01099||Hostel||83|
|Hotel Adler||Kötzschenbroder Strasse 185||hotel||83|
|Hotel Burgk||Burgkstr. 15||hotel||89|
|Hotel Pension Dresden Kaden||Königsbrücker-Land-Str.31||hotel||-|
|Kangaroo-Stop||Erna-Berger-Str. 8-10 Dresden-Neustadt 01097||Hostel||88|
|Lollis Homestay||Grlitzer Str.34 01099 Dresden||HOSTEL||89|
|Louise 20||Louisenstrasse 20||Hostel||87|
|Motel Dresden||01109 Dresden Brunne||Hostel||86|
|Hotel Villa Weltemühle Dresden||Merbitzer Straße 53||Hotel||-|
|Sunshine Hostel Dresden||Emerich-Ambros-Ufer 2||Hostel||85|
|Best Western Hotel Quintessenz - Forum||Mobschatzer Straße 17||Hotel||-|
|Airpark Hostel||Grenzstrasse 30||Hostel||-|
|Kim Hotel im Park||Otto-Harzer-Strasse 2||Hotel||-|
|Wilhelmsburg Hotel||Friedrich Auguststraße 60 01156 Dresden||Hotel||-|
|LaLeLu Hostel||Königsbrückerstrasse 70||GUESTHOUSE||85|
|Apartment Dresden Neustadt||Ahornstraße 11||Apartment||-|
|Guesthouse Mezcalero||Koenigsbruecker Strasse 64||GUESTHOUSE||-|
See also: International Telephone Calls
Germany's postal system is very efficient, their logistics branch DHL is one of the best companies in this field world-wide, with domestic post or within a radius of 400 kilometres, send within a day. The website of Deutsche Post has an online calculator for postage fees as well as a post office finder. Within Germany, sending postcards costs €0.45 and standard letters €0.55, within Europe it is €0.65 for a postcard, standard letters to places in Europe cost €0.70. Outside Europe, the prices for sending a postcard or standard letter are €1 and €1.70 respectively. Although you will find the old post offices (mainly in the city centre), most of the smaller neighbourhood post offices are part of a small tobacco shop or grocery store.
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