Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2004
Size of heritage: 1,930 ha
- Buffer zone: 1,240 ha
The 18th- and 19th-century cultural landscape of Dresden Elbe Valley extends some 18 km along the river from Übigau Palace and Ostragehege fields in the north-west to the Pillnitz Palace and the Elbe River Island in the south-east. It features low meadows, and is crowned by the Pillnitz Palace and the centre of Dresden with its numerous monuments and parks from the 16th to 20th centuries. The landscape also features 19th- and 20th-century suburban villas and gardens and valuable natural features. Some terraced slopes along the river are still used for viticulture and some old villages have retained their historic structure and elements from the industrial revolution, notably the 147-m Blue Wonder steel bridge (1891–93), the single-rail suspension cable railway (1898–1901), and the funicular (1894–95). The passenger steamships (the oldest from 1879) and shipyard (c. 1900) are still in use.
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Hotels and places to stay
ACHAT Premium Dresden
Am Blauen Wunder
Hotel Alttolkewitzer Hof
Alttolkewitzer Ferien-& Privatzimmer Mrosk
Pension Garni No. 11
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Large airport - 7 mi (11 km) Altenburg-Nobitz Airport
Medium airport - 57 mi (93 km) Cottbus-Drewitz Airport
Medium airport - 66 mi (107 km) Ruzyně International Airport
Large airport - 68 mi (109 km) Karlovy Vary International Airport
Medium airport - 70 mi (113 km) Leipzig Halle Airport
Large airport - 74 mi (119 km) Mariánské Lázně Airport
Small airport - 91 mi (147 km) Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport
Large airport - 93 mi (151 km) Berlin-Tegel International Airport
Large airport - 107 mi (173 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.