Leisure tips of Hotel Villa Weltemühle

Sight seeing tips of Dresden

Cultural travelers will be happy about Dresden, in Elbe Florenz, with its various cultural sights, opera shows and other sights. Discover the impressive Frauenkirche in the center of Dresden and the famous Semperoper of the city. A perfect background for sightseeing pictures can be found a the Dreden Zwinger. The building is a cultural and historical highlight of Dresden and should definitly be part of your sight seeing program. For a relaxed tour through Dresden you can hop on one of the boat on the river Elbe. They offer short and long boat rides to discover the city from the water.

Pure nature - travel tips in the beautiful sourrounding of Hotel Villa Weltemühle

Hiking, golfing, biking, climbing in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains – Saxon Switzerland is an Eldorado for nature lovers. The choices of hiking trails are impressive: simple forest paths, easy uphill trails and more challenging climbing trails. Within short time (1 to 2 hours) you can hike up mountains with breathtaking views in Saxon Switzerland. In the national park you can find peace and seclusion as well as an unforgettable natural panorama.

Bicycle excursion or motorbike tour from the Dresden Hotel

Especially cycle tourists and motorbike groups value our Hotel Villa Weltemühle Dresden. The location is top! In just a few minutes you drive to the river Elbe where you can enjoy the nature along the Elbe-Cycle-Track. Not far from the hotel, you can also discover the inner city of Dresden by bike. Those who come by motorbike will find various great bike trails in the Ore Mountains or Saxon Switzerland. In the evening, you can relax in the motorbike hotel in Dresden while your Two-wheeler is parked safely and free of charge in the underground garage.

The Hotel Villa Weltemühle Dresden collected the top sights and leisure activities in Dresden for you. We are also glad to assist you with your holiday program in Dresden. Contact

Semperoper Dresden | © Semperoper Dresden

Semperoper Dresden

The Semperoper was built from 1838 to 1841 by Gottfried Semper and in 1869 it was destroyed by a fire. His son, Manfred Semper, rebuilt the opera in the style of High Renaissance from 1871 to 1878. After the destruction of the Second World War the building was reconstructed true to the original. On February 13th 1985 the reopening after 40 years was celebrated.

Urlaub Dresden | © Urlaub Dresden

Frauenkirche Dresden

Dresdens most beautiful church, the Frauenkirche, is located on the "Neumarkt" and it is the biggest evangelian church in the world. From 1726 to 1743, the "Neue Frauenkirche" was built by George Bähr. After the bombardment of February 13 and 14 1945 the dome was destroyed. The ruine was recontructed within 11 years until 2005 and today it is one of the main sights of Dresden.

Zwinger Dresden | © Zwinger Dresden Sachsen

Dresdner Zwinger

The Zwinger in Dresden is one of the most important buidings of Late Baroque in Germany. The Zwinger locates the gallery "Alte Meister", the matematic-physical salon, collection of parcelain and the armoury "Rüstkammer".

Burg Dresden | © Burg Dresden

Castle Albrechtsberg

The late-classical castle Albrechtsberg was built by Adolf Lohse from 1851 to 1854 for Pince Albert von Preußen. Today the building located a youth art school. The ball room and salon are offered as conference rooms for congresses and cultural events.

Elbufer Dresden | © Elbufer Dresden bei Nacht

Blaues Wunder (Blue Miracle)

The "Blaue Wunder" was built at the turn of the century and was a technical masterpiece back in this time. Today the bridge is one of the symbols of Dresden. The Dresden bridge got its name when it has been built: It was painted green but over night the color oxidized. As a consequence, the bidge was not green anymore, but blue. In former times, this seemed like a miracle.

Dresden Frauenkirche | © Dresden Frauenkirche

Castle Pillnitz

Schloss Pillnitz was built between 1720 and 1725 on order of August the Strong. In 1723, the castle's garden was finished, where the popular flower camellia grown since 1770. Until 1918, Castle Pillnitz was the summer residence of saxony's kings. 

Hiking in Saxon Switzerland

Saxon Switzerland is one of the most interesting hiking areas in Germany: Bizarre shape of the mountains, river valleys of the Elbe and its neighboring rivers and the various castles and palaces are real highlights.

Mill of Zschonergrund

The mill of Zschonergrund is a great restaurant for day trips in the nice Zschonergrund. Here you can find the Water mill, the Mill museum and one Kulturhof with puppet stage and summer open air cinema. 


There are various golf courtsclose to Hotel Villa Weltemühle - for beginners and professionals.


Elbufer Dresden | © Elbufer Dresden bei Nacht

Windberg train

Hop on the tram line 3 or the bus line 72 until Coschütz and change onto line 71 towards Kleinnaundorf. You will get to railway embankment on the upper part of the Windberg train. On the side of the trail memorials of the mining history invite for a break with view on Dresden.

Biking on Elbe biking trail

The Elbe biking trail leads you through Dresden on the left side of river Elbe and changes the side of the river on the bridge “Niederwarthaer Elbbrücke”. All sights of the city centre of Dresden like the “Frauenkirche” and “Zwinger” are located only few meters from the biking route.

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