Holiday in Dresden - Family and Children's Day
For children and their families Dresden offers a lot of adventures and experiences. Here are some suggestions how you can have an exciting Family and Children’s Day.
The Dresden Zoo, opened in 1861, is situated in the Großer Garten Park. From April to October there are regular performances of a Zoo-Punch (Tuesday – Thursday 10.45, 11.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11.00, 12.00 a.m. and 1.00, 2.00, 3.00 p.m.). Feeding times for penguins are 9.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m., for elephants 12.00 a.m., and for the greedy lions 1.00 and 3.00 p.m.
Phon: 0351 478060
Fax: 0351 4780660
During a half-hour round trip on the 15 inch (381 mm) wide and 5,6 kilometres long rails of the miniature park railway you can discover large sections of the Großer Garten Park in an open or roofed passenger coach or just relax, and leave the daily stress behind you and take a break from everyday life. Exceptional is that train operation is done by children and teenagers in their spare time.
Phon: 0351 4456795
Fax: 0351 4456799
Volkswagen VW – Transparent Factory
In the Transparent Factory Dresden in the future the VW Phaeton and probably the “small” Bentley will be produced. There are guided tours possible in the factory from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 07.00 p.m. also Saturday 9.00 a.m. - 6 p.m. Reservations for that reason can be made in the Visitor Service Center.
Automobilmanufaktur Dresden Gmbh
Reservation for a tour:
Phon: 0351 4204411
Forest Rope-Park (Waldseilpark) Dresden-Bühlau
Experience spectacular cableway in more than 20 m high and up to 130 m in length. Opening Hours: Season from April till October; Mon.-Fri. 14:00 h - 17:00 h, Sat, Sun. and public holidays 10:00 h - 17:00 h, School holidays in Saxony open daily 10:00 h - 17:00 h, Nov.-Mar. on demand
Grundstr. 169 und Bachmannstr. 6
Phon: 0351 1601898
Fax: 03528 411482
Mob.: 0172 3568650
Karl May (1842 - 1912) is numbered for more than one hundred years among the most widely read adventure writers in the world. His works have been translated into more than forty languages. From many of his novels movies were made, they were adapted for stage, radio plays were produced or they were converted into comics. The Karl May Museum gives information about his cult sites: Villa “Shatterhand” (May’s house and last residence), and “Villa Bärenfett” (a picturesque log-cabin in proper Indian style). From its in Europe unique collection the museum displays about 850 fascinating items showing the life and culture of the Indians of North America.
Phon: 0351 8373010
Fax: 0351 8373055
The Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
If you want to visit a museum with children, you should go to the Deutsche Hygiene-Museum with its adventure area for kids! You will find an in Europe unique modern universal museum, made by man for men and especially for children. Visitors aged 4 to 12 will find exciting adventure areas around the five human senses there. At weekends there are offers for guided family tours around the permanent exhibition.
Phon: 0351 4846400
Fax: 0351 4846122
Erich Kaestner Museum
The architectural concept: communication, mobility, ergonomics and the economical usage of limited resources - major themes for the 21st century. The world´s first mobile interactive micro museum is a modern piece of architecture, which mirrors the modern and many sided personality of the internationally famous author Erich Kästner, a writer of childrens books, film author, journalist, poet, playwright ... (Erich Kästner Museum Dresden - Das mobile interaktive Kleinmuseum 20.08.2007, www.erich-kaestner-museum.de/english.htm)
Phon: 0351 8045086
Fax: 0351 8045087
Puppet Theatre Collection
The Museum für Sächsische Volkskunst mit Puppentheatersammlung (Museum of Saxon Folk Art with the Puppet Theatre Collection) enchanting carved objects and illuminated pyramids from the Ore Mountains, printed linen from Lusatia, ornately decorated Sorb costumes and filigree lace from the Vogtland; painted furniture, richly decorated ceramics and a multifarious collection of old toys. The unique exhibition in the atmospheric Jägerhof is a delight for anyone, young or old, who would like to get to know and enjoy the folk art of Saxony (Cource: Information Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, 20.08.2007, www.skd-dresden.de/en/museen/saechsische_volkskunst.html).
Phon: 0351 8030817
Fairy tales and storys underneath the dome of the Jenidze
Whisk away your family to the world of narratives. The artfully performed presentations, often by alternating narrators and partially with belly dance or added with music, take place throughout the year under the glass dome of Yenidze, and sometimes at Albrechtsberg castle.
Phon: 0351 4951001
Fax: 0351 4951004
Labyrinth - Paradise for Kids in the Sächsische Schweiz
The labyrinth in Bielatal is a short hiking trail through the Saxon Switzerland. Approximately 3 km away from Königstein, in the district of Leupoldishain starts the circular route Nikolsdorfer walls (Nikolsdorfer Wände). This is a rugged rock world, which will take place between Nikolsdorf and the Labyrinth. The rocks of the labyrinth are only a few meters high. Through the narrow ways between the rocks, dark tunnels and small caves, the path marked especially for children to a variety of adventure tour. The climb up to the plateau is possible.
Dresden Theater Junge Generation
This theater is the largest children's and youth theatre in Germany.
Kraftwerk Mitte 1
Tel.: 0351 32042777 (Tickets)