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Shopping in other parts of the city

Variety with a capital “V”!

Dresden is Germany’s fourth-largest city by area and characterized by a variety of urban landscapes on both sides of the Elbe – from picturesque village high streets and verdant, villa-lined avenues to modern city architecture.

Almost every district has its own shopping area, with the most unique shops selling highly specialised products often to be found outside the city centre. Shoppers therefore have much more than just the city centre to explore!

Die Gegend rund um das Blaue Wunder
Schillerplatz: an attractive and vibrant place to shop. © Thomas Klewe

Out and about around the city

In Dresden-Striesen shops stocking everyday items mingle with a variety of specialist retailers ranging from furniture, art and book dealers to wedding outfitters. Most of them are located on and around Fetscherplatz and Borsbergstraße. The district is characterized by its so-called "Kaffeemühlenhäuser" (literally "coffee grinder houses") dating back to the Wilhelminian period.

Kesselsdorfer Straße is the main shopping street serving Löbtau and surrounding districts. It offers a great mix of craftsmen, owner-run shops, cafés, restaurants, banks, travel agencies, doctor’s surgeries and pharmacies as well as legal firms and other service-sector businesses. The local area is known for its "Würfelhäuser" (literally "cube houses") dating back to the Wilhelminian period.

Similar clusters of shops featuring a mix of independent retailers and shopping centres are also to be found in Südvorstadt, Plauen and Mickten.

Shopping close to the Elbe

Close to the Blaues Wunder bridge: Schillerplatz and Körnerplatz are located on the left and right bank of the Elbe respectively and represent important shopping areas located outside of the city centre. The retailers and tradesmen who have settled on and around Schillerplatz make it an attractive and vibrant place to shop. Residents and visitors alike benefit from a superb variety of products and services provided by over 180 shops and businesses.

On the opposite side of the river Körnerplatz welcomes its guests with a wealth of little treasures. It enjoys a tradition of crafts, art and joie de vivre, especially as the adjacent Loschwitz escarpment has long been the location of choice for many artists. The local area is certainly worthy of any canvas, and allows shoppers to combine their tour with a stroll around the old village, past magnificent villas and through the green meadows that flank the glistening Elbe.

The area around the Blue Wonder Bridge is hugely popular with Dresden’s residents and tourists alike. There are plenty of shops which make both sides of the river well worth a visit, and in particular more businesses specialising in the design and decoration of homes and gardens than anywhere else in the city. That is not to mention a host of mouth-watering boutique food outlets ranging from wine dealers to cheese and chocolate shops – making a stroll through this idyllic part of Dresden a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the city centre!

Elbe-Park Dresden

The Elbe-Park shopping centre at Dresden-Kaditz Business Park recently reopened bigger, better and with more variety than ever before.
The 170 shops that now await customers are complemented by a children’s indoor adventure playground, plenty of opportunities for a delicious snack and a large multi-screen cinema.
There’s so much to see and do that you could spend a whole day there!

Shopping, Elbe-Park
Elbe-Park © Thomas Klewe

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