Landeshauptstadt Dresden - 03.05.2021 15:17:26 Uhr 24.05.2024 14:58:41 Uhr

Green city

With 62 per cent of its area devoted to woods and green spaces, Dresden can be considered one of the greenest cities in Europe.

The heathlands of the »Dresdner Heide«, the largest single wooded area in the city, embrace Dresden to the north, while the Grosser Garten park spreads out extensively at the very heart of the city.

The city in the Elbe valley lies nestled in the undulating countryside between vineyards and wooded hills. The blue-green ribbon of the River Elbe winds its way through the city, lined by broad meadows. Centuries of far-sighted urban planning have ensured that Dresden can still today be perceived as an integral part of the Elbe valley landscape.

Interesting statistics on protected nature areas, parks and green spaces in the city can be found in the section »Statistics«:


City of Dresden
Dept. of Environment and Municipal Utilities
Public Green and Waste Management Office
Head: Detlef Thiel

Visitor address

Grunaer Str. 2, 5th floor
01069 Dresden

Interactive City Map

Phone +49-(0)351-488 7101
Fax +49-(0)351-488 7103
email E-Mail

Postal address

Postfach 12 00 20
D-01001 Dresden