Getting There in Dresden

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Richard Ong

You will have no problems at all travelling to Dresden - whichever form of transport you choose, as Dresden is fully integrated into international networks. Numerous air and rail links serve the City and Dresden is also easy to reach on the extensive motorway system. hahah

By road:

The motorway A13 connects Dresden and Berlin. From Görlitz in the East, from Leipzig, Bavaria or Hessen in the West and South, you can reach Dresden via the motorway A4. A further motorway to Prague is currently under construction. The existing motorways skirt Dresden on its western fringe. Four junctions provide access to the City. Dresden can also be reached on the trunk roads B6, B97, B170, B172 and B173. In view of the quarter of a million motor vehicles registered in the City, it is recommended that day visitors leave their cars on the edges of the City and travel into the centre by bus, suburban train or tram.

By air:

The Dresden Airport is situated in the north of the City in the district of Klotzsche. The City centre, which is 9 km from the airport, is served by regular bus services. Three terminals (two passenger terminals and one freight terminal), approx. 2,300 parking spaces are part of the airport and is equipped for level IIIb all-weather operation. In the 1998 summer timetable 31 airlines operated directly to 50 destinations from Dresden, 12 of them in Germany. In the winter timetable 1998/99, 21 airlines operated directly to 36 destinations, 16 of them in Germany; a further 14 tourist destinations are served with direct connecting flights. The average number of planes taking off and landing each week: summer timetable 1998: 900, winter timetable 1998/99: 625. Overall figures for 1998 counted 1.696 million passengers, 42,117 flights, 5,145 tonnes air freight and 6,124 tonnes air mail.

See also the Webpage of Dresden Airport

By rail:

As part of the main Deutsche Bahn network, there are daily connections to all major German and European cities. A regional network of services (S-Bahn) also connects Dresden with important communities throughout the upper Elbe valley. All express trains arrive either at the central railway station (Hauptbahnhof) on the southern edge of the City centre (at the end of Prager Strasse, within easy walking distance of the City centre) or at Dresden-Neustadt station (two tram route connections to the City centre and the central railway station). It is important to note, however, that some trains stop at only one of the two stations in Dresden!

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May 13, 2005 change by giorgio

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