Dresden Convention Service

Messering 7 01067

Dresden. Meetings. Moments. Memories.

Meeting experience with culture moments Dresden is where first-class European convention and event facilities are complemented by an equally outstanding cultural scene – the ideal formula for successful conferences, meetings and corporate events. Dresden Convention Service provides comprehensive support to help you achieve the maximum. We take care of the acquisition, organisation and marketing, coming up with great ideas, deploying our formidable communication skills and putting our network of useful contacts at your disposal. And so effectively that your investment pays long-term dividends. The convention location Dresden scores high marks for its excellent transport links and accessibility. Most of the hotels and locations hosting events and support programmes can be reached conveniently and quickly on foot or by public transport. The International Congress Center, Dresden Messe (Trade Fair) and the events campus in the Ostragehege (including Ostra-Dome and Erlwein-Capitol) offer outstanding conference logistics for up to 6,000 delegates. For events on a smaller scale, we have some especially attractive and inspiring locations to recommend: for example, romantic castles overlooking the Elbe, eminent wine estates, museums and galleries packed with valuable art treasures, former factory buildings that testify to the city’s industrial heritage and even paddle steamers. The cultural location More than just an add-on: Dresden offers your guests incomparable cultural experiences of Renaissance and Baroque, fine dining and sophisticated entertainment. Delegates will appreciate the magnificent architecture of the Zwinger, the elegant buildings that line Brühl’s Terrace, the restored Frauenkirche and the Semper Opera House. We propose varied support programmes with a unique flair at the highest level. We will be happy to advise you on the many attractive possibilities – and to help you with the planning.

Venue Highlights

Distance from airport

  • Dresden Airport, Germany

    5.59 mi. from city center

  • Airport Prague, Czech Republic

    93.21 mi. from city center

  • Airport Berlin, Germany

    105.63 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Frauenkirche - Church of our Lady

Historical landmark
Since October, 30th 2005 the steeple of the Frauenkirche overtops the Dresden skyline again. The reconstruction of the Frauenkirche is an impressive symbol of international reconciliation after World War II. The consecration attracted attention throughout the world. Millions of people have already visited the Frauenkirche. The sacred building was erected between 1726 and 1743, following the designs of George Bähr. Its characteristic dome, called the "stone bell" owing to its shape, collapsed on February 15th, 1945 under the rain of bombs. An anti-war monument during the GDR period, the rebuilding is finished now. The Frauenkirche is a symbol of conciliation, largely with donations from German and international foundations. The Neumarkt quarter around the church is also to regain its status as the historical heart of the city.
Dresden, DE 01076

Winery Wackerbarth Castle

Historical landmark
In the Radebeul vineyards, just outside Dresden, a special wine experience awaits you. Here you will find Europe’s first ‘adventure vineyard’ in a baroque castle and garden complex – ideal for excursions and lavish parties. Already famous in the time of Augustus the Strong, Schloss Wackerbarth has lost none of its splendour. A tour of the estate provides insights into the different stages of sparkling wine production and the special techniques involved.In the ‘Rüttelkeller’ you will be told about the process of traditional bottle fermentation – the results of which you can sample immediately afterwards in a tasting session. The tour of the vineyard and of the wine cellar will show you what 850 years of Saxon winemaking tradition means. See what happens during fermentation, how gentle ageing in barriques preserves the natural flavours, and the special factors that give Schloss Wackerbarth wines their own unique character.
Wackerbarthstraße 1
Radebeul, DE 01445

Royal Palace Museum

Almost 800 years of history and some of Dresden’s most important museums are located in the Residenzschloss, including the world-famous Green Vault and the Numismatic Collection. The crowning glory, however, is the State Apartment, a suite of rooms that have been faithfully restored to their original condition.
Taschenberg 2
Dresden 01067

Pillnitz Palace and Garden

Historical landmark
Out of the city and into the surroundings! For example, Pillnitz. The former summer residence of the Saxon royal family is the largest stately home in Europe built in the ‘Chinoise’ style, i.e. based on Asian models. Today, the castle and park are a popular recreational destination. The impressive architecture and large variety of plants invite you to linger – and offer wonderful photo opportunities.
August-Böckstiegel-Straße 2
Dresden 01326

Zwinger Palace

One of the most famous baroque buildings in Germany, the Zwinger Palace houses a unique collection of treasures. The current exhibition in the Zwinger Xperience allows visitors to immerse themselves in the royal ‘Wedding of the Century’ that took place in 1719.
Dresden, DE 01067

Paddle Steamer Fleet

Welcome aboard the oldest and largest paddle steamer fleet in the world. Nine historic riverboats, almost all of them built in the 19th century, are still partly powered by their original steam engines. Enjoy the charm of bygone days on a boat trip through one of the most beautiful river landscapes in Europe.
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Semper Opera House

Dresden boasts one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world, admired for its magnificent acoustics and famed as a performance venue for the great classics. Opera history was written here with numerous world premieres such as Richard Wagner’s Rienzi.
Dresden, DE 01076

Volkswagen Transparent Factory

At this futuristic plant in Dresden, the skilled Volkswagen workforce builds the ID.3. Witness a unique combination of real manufacturing and hi-tech demo, as VW’s innovative electric car takes shape before your eyes. The factory tour imparts fascinating details and background information about the mobility of tomorrow. Accompany the ID.3 as it makes its way along the production lines to completion and get to understand the principles behind the Transparent Factory. Against an impressive architectural backdrop, you will discover how the modern automotive industry works. And incidentally, the guided tours are offered in 14 languages.
Lennéstraße 1
Dresden 01069

Convention Centers

  • Maritim Hotel & International Congress Center Dresden

    Maritim Hotel & International Congress Center Dresden is situated right on the banks of the Elbe, between the Semperoper and the International Congress Centre Dresden. It also provides the guests with 328 sleep rooms and 30 meeting rooms.

  • Messe Dresden

    All technical conditions conform to modern standards - unique exhibition buildings with an atmosphere of an industrial monument roofed with bricks, recently modernized in 1999.



High season
Dec 1 – Dec 23
Sep 1 – Oct 31
Apr 1 – Jun 30
Shoulder season
Feb 1 – Feb 29
Jul 1 – Aug 31
Mar 1 – Mar 31
Nov 1 – Nov 30
Low season
Jan 1 – Jan 31

Additional Information

Dresden is one of the most dynamic economic hubs in Germany and is called “Silicon Saxony”. The driving force behind science and industry and the magnet for theme-based conferences are the state capital’s three areas of expertise: microelectronics, information and communications technology, new materials, nanotechnology, photovoltaics; and life sciences, biotechnology.