Dresden is also known as the ‘Florence of the North’. In the eastern German city, the grandeur of the Baroque architecture and historic landmarks clash with edgy art galleries and trendy bars. From quirky studio apartments to waterfront villas, Dresden’s Airbnb listings offer a wide range of places to stay. Here are seven of the coolest Airbnbs.
Beautifully decorated apartment in central Dresden
This beautiful apartment is located in the heart of Dresden’s hip and trendy neighbourhood Äußere Neustadt. The rooms boast a modern design of white and beechwood furniture, accentuated with green plants and decorative details. With Neustadt’s vibrant nightlife, edgy art galleries, and quirky cafés at your doorstep, and at only €45 a night, the two-bedroom flat is the perfect place to stay to explore the city.
Villa with views of the Elbe river
Venturing a tad further out to the leafy waterfront at the fringe of Innere Neustadt is rewarded with views of the river and the Elbe castles on the other stream bank. Sleeping two people, this beautiful villa is an oasis for those who enjoy the peace of the waterfront location, yet want the option of diving into the buzz of Äußere Neustadt, which is a quick 10-minute tram ride away. The high-ceilinged apartment – available at €119 – features one bedroom, a well-equipped kitchen, a modern bathroom and a balcony.
Modern apartment in Dresden’s old town
The vista from this flat comes close to what you see on a postcard. Surrounded by the grand Baroque buildings and cobblestoned streets of Dresden’s old town, the flat grants an unimpeded view of the city’s most prominent landmark, the Church of our Lady. Location-wise it hardly gets any better than that, and the flat itself is equipped with a king-size bed for two people, with modern furnishings and wifi. All things considered, at €41 this modern city flat is an absolute steal.
Hand-timbered log house with garden
Just north of the rush of Äußere Neustadt, this beautiful handcrafted log cabin welcomes up to two guests a night. For €52 you can stay at a rustic hut, yet enjoy modern amenities including underfloor heating, a fully-fitted kitchen, and a spacious bathroom. For an extra charge of €10 a day per person, your hosts will dish up a sumptuous breakfast of freshly baked buns, homemade honey, coffee, and more.
Light-filled city apartment
Sleeping four guests across one bedroom and a sofa-bed in the living room, this light-filled apartment right in the Neustadt district is worth every cent at €33 per night. Dresden’s hippest boutiques and eateries are just outside, and the city’s major old-town sights can be reached within a few minutes on the tram.
Homely studio in Dresden’s Hecht quarter
More than 180 glowing reviews compliment host Ines on her cosy backhouse studio. The lovely apartment has been decorated with hand-crafted and upcycled furniture, spreading a nostalgic flair. Sleeping two people, the studio is available for €41 per night and is located within walking distance of the bar district and the Kunsthofpassage artist hub.
Stylish old town apartment
Style-conscious travellers will love the set-up of this sleek city apartment. Located right at the historic old town square, the one-bedroom flat is minutes away from Dresden’s major sights, coffee houses, and top restaurants. For €49 per night, two people can enjoy the modern features that come with the flat, including high-speed wifi.