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Dresden for Families

Dresden is a city that equally lends itself to exploration by the whole family. On the following pages we have put together some recommendations for you. Use the Dresden City Card for families. As well free travel on the bus and tram, it also offers a range of discounts in museums, theatres, restaurants, the zoo and much more besides.

The Children’s Museum in the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

Here, children between the ages of four and twelve are encouraged to experiment. The focus is on hearing, seeing, touching, smelling and tasting; whether in the hall of mirrors, the sound labyrinth, the dark room or at the aroma pillars, the experience and learning course offers wonderful opportunities to explore all your five senses.


Erich Kästner Museum

This interactive micro-museum in the villa on Albertplatz, which formerly belonged to Kästner’s uncle, is an ‘accessible treasure trove’. Visitors can poke around to their heart’s content among the life-sized building blocks, which contain exhibits, and learn about Kästner’s work with the help of state-of-the-art media technology. True to the mantra ‘touching is allowed’, this museum is an experience not to be missed, and not just for Kästner fans. In addition, a small library with around 300 books invites you to sit down and read.


Transport Museum

In the 400-year-old Johanneum, you will find everything that has wheels, flies, floats and uses steam: locomotives, automobiles, twowheelers, aircraft, ships, trams and buses – both full-sized exhibits
and models, as well as a 0-gauge model railway display layout covering an area of 325 m².


Dresden Technical Collections

In the experimental area ‘Marvel – Learn – Try’, children discover through play the astounding phenomena of mechanics, optics, acoustics, heat and electricity. They can, for example, fire a wind cannon, make a plate hover, freeze their own shadow on the wall, move waves of water and paint musical pictures. Maths Adventure Land provides countless opportunities of engaging with this field of knowledge in an entertaining way. Preschool children have a department of their own.


Theater Junge Generation (Theatre of the Young Generation – TJG)

Here, to a certain extent, the programme grows with the visitors and vice-versa: fairytales for the little ones, plays dealing with teenage issues, and challenging productions of international works of drama
for members of the audience who have now grown up. Of course, somewhat more risqué than usual.


Puppet Theatre

It may be Rumpelstiltskin, Little Mook, Hansel and Gretel or the Princess and the Pea. All these well-known fairytale figures appear in the puppet theatre in the Rundkino on Prager Straße. This is not simply a tip for when it is raining …


Semperoper Junge Szene

The Semperoper Dresden has extended its repertoire and has started a new venture. The ‘Junge Szene’ of the venerable opera house now offers a programme of colourful musical theatre aimed at a young audience. This includes plays suitable for children from four years old as well as numerous productions suitable for the whole family in the main auditorium.


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Indoor play area Remmi-Demmi-Kinderland

The largest indoor play area in Saxony has adventure play equipment such as a giant climbing frame, bouncy castle, trampoline, electric karts, a 3D cinema, a building block room and a craft room. For the
little ones, there are soft toys, a ball pool, small slides and a fully equipped feeding and changing room. The in-house snack bar has food and drinks for all ages.

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