“Living like kings” at the former “Herzogin Garten” [The Duchess Garden] is probably best to describe the spirit of life in Residenz am Zwinger.
“Der Herzogin Garten”, formerly also called “Kurfürstlicher Pomerenzgarten” [Elector’s Pleasure Gardens] was planted under the Elector Christian I in the years from 1591 to 1592 as a pleasure garden as a gift to his wife, the Elector Sophie. Figs and oranges are said to have been grown in this garden, as well as a variety of plants and flowers. The garden’s name is derived from the Duchess Sophie of Saxony. Opposite the Residenz am Zwinger, the world-famous Bailey of Dresdner is located and its bailey pond that borders on the Semperoper on the other side.
Enjoy modern living on royal grounds at the historical centre of Dresden.
AAA+ location: Living in Dresden’s historic district
Whether for a week of vacation or a business stay: In our apartment building, you will enjoy modern living on royal grounds in the historical centre of Dresden.
Opposite the residential complex, the world-famous Bailey of Dresdner is located and its bailey pond that borders on the Semperoper on the other side.
From here, it is just a few steps to see the further highlights of the historic district: the Duke’s Castle, the Church of Our Lady, Brühlsche terraces... And you can explore the numerous shopping opportunities in the city centre starting out conveniently from our apartment building.
Dresden is a thrilling overall work of art: fascinating buildings and treasures of art, an impressive collection of museums and resonating bodies that enjoy worldwide prestige. As an appreciation of the city’s art collection and its architecture, Dresden is also referred to as “Florence of the Elbe River”. And you will see: the riverbanks of the Elbe and many parks and gardens also make Dresden a true green oasis.
All sights to see at a glance:
Discover Dresden’s most beautiful side and experience living comfort newly defined in our apartments. We will gladly assist you with the organisation of your stay in Dresden.
The vicinity is beckoning: Sights to see outside of Dresden’s city limits
Dresden is situated in an impressive cultural landscape. The Elbe River connects our city to many further highlights:
- The Saxony State Vineyard at Wackerbarth Castle in Radebeul attracts wine and sparkling wine lovers to exciting temptations and tastings (distance from Residenz am Zwinger: about 12 km).
- World-famous for its porcelain, located in the midst of the Saxon wine-growing region, with romantic historic district alleys and its hill with the castle and cathedral: this is Meißen. The town is just 25 km away from Dresden and invites to a half-day trip.
- Hiking enjoyment with great vistas: You can reach the Elbe Sandstone Mountains (also called Saxon Switzerland) by express subway or car in about one hour (depending on the destination). Be it discoveries at the Königstein fortress, a trip to the Bastei natural stone arch bridge or a hike to the peak leading through wildly romantic valleys – you should not miss out on this scenery!
- Active on two wheels: From Dresden, the Elbe bike path, Germany’s most popular bike trail running along a river, leads down the Elbe on a well-developed route to Meißen or up the Elbe in the direction of Saxon Switzerland – past Pillnitz Castle and the historical town of Pirna.
You can find even more tips on www.dresden.de/en/tourism/attractions/surroundings.php!