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Dresden, Freistaat Sachsen, Germany

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How much money will you need for your trip to Dresden? You should plan to spend around €135 ($145) per day on your vacation in Dresden, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €31 ($33) on meals for one day and €11 ($11) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Dresden for a couple is €123 ($132). So, a trip to Dresden for two people for one week costs on average €1,889 ($2,025). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Dresden for one week usually costs around €944 for one person. So, a trip to Dresden for two people costs around €1,889 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €3,778 in Dresden. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Dresden can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Dresden? How much money do I need for Dresden?

How much does a trip to Dresden cost? Is Dresden cheap or expensive? The average Dresden trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Dresden prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Dresden
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Dresden is €61. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Dresden is €123. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Dresden

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Dresden based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $73. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Dresden
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Dresden is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €11 per person, per day, on local transportation in Dresden.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Dresden
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Rental Cars in Dresden
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Food Budget in Dresden
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Dresden can vary, the average cost of food in Dresden is €31 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Dresden should cost around €12 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Dresden is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Dresden
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  • Entertainment and activities in Dresden typically cost an average of €9.56 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Dresden
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Dresden is €1.25 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Dresden is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Dresden
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  • The average person spends about €16 on alcoholic beverages in Dresden per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Last Updated: May 16, 2023
Dresden On a Budget
Dresden Dresden
As towering baroque architecture and verdant woodlands surround your vision, this cityscape works almost as a time capsule of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, untouched by the burdens of modernity. With a melange of cultures and histories, Dresden, Germany stands before you. The capital of the eastern German state of Saxony, Dresden is globally known for its celebrated art museums and classic architecture of its reconstructed Old Town. From the baroque church Frauenkirche to the Versailles-inspired Zwinger palace, the aesthetic value of this Germany city is simply immeasurable. Located on the gorgeous Elbe River, Dresden receives about ten million tourists a year, most of them from Germany. Nevertheless, despite the traditional German culture its most historic buildings exude, Dresden is still touched by the present-day generation with its abundance of restaurants, clubs, shops, and theaters. Whether you wish to gaze at the Raphael's "Sistine Madonna" or simply go for a quick shopping run, Dresden obliges its guests most satisfactorily.
Located in the neighborhood Innere Altstadt, one of Dresden's most sought-after landmarks is none other than the Frauenkirche Dresden, or Church of Our Lady. A simply breathtaking cathedral, the Frauenkirche Dresden was built in the 11th century as a missionary church to convert the surrounding Sorbian villages to Christianity. In the 18th century, the famous dome structure was built by George Bahr and remained dominant throughout the city for 200 years. Though the church was destroyed during World War II, the 1990s saw a unique rebuilding project that was supported throughout the globe. Open to all locals and visitors, the Frauenkirche Dresden allows its visitors to partake in services and devotions, with only English-speaking sermons held once a month. The historic dome of the Frauenkirche Dresden can be visited by all, where visitors can enjoy unique views over Dresden and its surroundings. Besides this, about 130 musical concerts also take place in the Frauenkirche Dresden for your entertainment. Whether you wish to worship or simply admire its history, the Frauenkirche Dresden is a must-see in the city!

In the heart of the Old Town, 200 stores, restaurants, and cafes are simply waiting to be explored at the Altmarkt Galerie. Unlike most malls, the Altmarkt Galerie hs a rich history, with the beginning of its trading history spanning over 800 years ago. Within the Intecta building of the gallery, a family tradition of confectionary has ensued for more than 185 years. A confectionary experience like no other, the Intecta has a wide array of cafes and bakeries that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth with its fresh ingredients and top-tier standard. Besides its exquisite eateries, the Altmarkt Galerie has a wide variety of stores that suit any and all tastes. Some of these stores include Apple, Boss, Marc Cain, Guess, Gant, Högl or Thomas Sabo, all shops of which are only available once in the new federal states. From housing the first Armani Jeans in Germany to its fourth largest Saturn, the possibilities are endless at the Altmarkt Galerie.
Food and Dining
A fine dining experience that won the Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor as well as the Falstaff award, Restaurant Daniel has been open and serving up gourmet dishes since 2013. Founded by Daniel Fischer in Innere Neustadt, Restaurant Daniel is hidden in the Nieritzstraße. A cozy, modern-designed eatery, Restaurant Daniel presents fresh, local ingredients found throughout the region. Besides his first-rate food, Fischer also offers cooking classes as well as cooking shows for the education and entertainment of its patrons. Some of Fischer's meals include veal and red wine butter, colorful vegetables, and fried potatoes, roasted sturgeon and char fillet with autumn vegetables and sugar beet, duck paste and pumpkin ragout, beetroot and walnuts, and much more. However, be weary that with a fine dining experience as rare as this one, comes a fine price! Visit Fischer and his friends at Restaurant Daniel!

Getting around Dresden is relatively easy, especially in the Old Town where most destinations can be reached by foot. Besides walking, Dresden also supplies its inhabitants with a combined tram, bus, and train system that connects to all points of interest. Nevertheless, be weary of its peak hours as it tends to get a bit crowded. Tickets for the bus and tram are relatively cheap with a Day Ticket costing 6 Euros and a Family Day Ticket costing 8.50 Euros.

Be that as it may, if you are looking for a more private method of travel, rental car services are available throughout the city. Dresden is known for its impressive street networks, with many roads having been refurbished recently. Yet as with most urban areas, traffic can be quite heavy during rush hour. If you are looking to beat the daytime traffic, renting a bicycle is not a bad way to go as Dresden has many many designated cycle paths. Whether you are pedaling or steering, be sure to make the most out of your time in Dresden, Germany!


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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Travel Tips

Dresden Public Transportation is the Easiest Way to Go

By backpackguru in Transportation
Dresden is relatively easy to navigate. If you're planning to stay in the old town, you can really just walk everywhere, but if that isn't an option, the transportation system is actually quite good. The trams take you anywhere you need and link up most of the major sights. They do get busy during peak times so it's good to plan accordingly. If you must travel during rush, consider renting a bike. It's by far the best way to get around and avoid the crowds and traffic. And after all, biking through the city is all part of the experience.

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