Around Dresden

To move to a foreign country and to enter a new school is always challenging. We would like to assist in making your start here as smooth as possible. We would like to help you familiarize yourself with the city, your neighborhood, and the school so that you can enjoy living in Dresden.

Florence at the Elbe

Dresden, located in the East of Germany, is also called "Florence at the Elbe" thanks to its idyllic location on the banks of the river, its excellent examples of Baroque architecture, and world-class museums.

It has since developed into a modern city, the attraction of which is based in equal measure on its many artistic and cultural treasures as well as on its progressive and broad-based scientific and industrial prowess.

With 62% of its territory devoted to forests and green areas, Dresden is one of the greenest cities in Europe.

The biggest advantage of living in Dresden is the cost of living. Dresden has low cost of living compared to other cities in Germany. House rent and groceries are said to be very cheap when compared to cities like Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, etc. This combined with “Dresden concept” research facilities attracts lots of students in Dresden.

It is a city that is noted for tolerance, a cosmopolitan outlook and unique sense of style. Dresden offers not just a cultural scene, but also lively scene culture.

Family life in Dresden is great because the city is very child friendly and there are many things to do with children. 

As our community member Kaylie found out,

“Children are very well catered for in this compact, easy to navigate city and locals must agree as Dresden has one of the highest birth rates in Germany.

There are plenty of things to do in Dresden with kids.”


Our administration team is always happy to answer all your questions. No matter if it is about housing or safety.

Admissions coordinator Katrin Schreiber and our Welcoming Committee with supporting parents will be available to assist you with any kind of questions you have or any help you need to get settled.


We also recommend to click on Welcome Center Germany.

You will find this website is your trusted resource if you plan to move to Germany to work, study or retire. They want to make your relocation to Germany a pleasant experience and reduce the challenges you will face. Welcome Center Germany has helped many people move successfully to Germany, while also assisting with all the chores essential for beginning a new life in a new country.