Welcome to Dresden

Welcome to Dresden!

Dresden, the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany, is situated in a valley on the river Elbe, near the border with the Czech Republic. Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony and was also known as the Jewel Box. Dresden witnessed the American and British bombing in World Word II which destroyed the entire city. With a population of around 540,000 residents the city has now become a cultural, educational, political and economic centre of Germany and Europe.

To know more information about Dresden click on these following links:

Dresden city website                                                                                                 Dresden – Wikipedia

Here is a link to ‘Arriving in Dresden from around the world-A guide’ PDF document provided by Dresden City council.

All those who plan to come to Dresden should visit Welcome Dresden website, from the city council of Dresden, as a guide for all necessary requirements to visit Dresden. This site contains information from ‘Visa requirements’ to ‘Registration at the Town Hall’ relevant to Families, Students and Jobbers/ Employees.

The Indian Embassy is situated in Berlin, capital city of Germany. Three other Consulates in Germany are in Münich, Frankfurt and Hamburg.

Click here to visit the Embassy of India website.

All updated information regarding Visa, Passport and ‘Public Notices and Circulars’ can be read here.

Dresden has an adequate number of apartments to care to its residents and visitors. You can rent/buy single apartments or rent a single room in an apartment (known as Wohngemeinschaft WG in German). Students and sometimes even job goers rent a single room in an apartment, which sometimes are the cheapest and best option whereas families stationed here live in apartments with 2 or more rooms. Students coming to study at one the educational institutes in Dresden should receive information about accommodation in Dresden. When renting, remember the difference between ‘Warmmiete’ and ‘Kaltmiete’.

Join our private group on Facebook (Indian Association Dresden) where you can also find offers from other Indians in Dresden.

Here are a few sites that will help you find the right accommodation. Click on them to navigate.

Immobilienscout Scout 24
Wohnen – dresden.de

There are numerous possibilities to learn German in Dresden. There are some well-known institutions as well as many private institutions. We have named a few below but use google for more information.

Goethe Institut
Volkhochschule Dreden
Deutsch lernen – dresden.de