Dresden is serviced by excellent flights to Dresden from London City and London Heathrow apart from the main airports across the world. Dresden-Klotzsche Airport is about 9 km north of Dresden city centre and can be easily reached by bus, tram and local train lines. Taxis are available from the airport and take approximately 20-30 minutes to reach the city centre. There are flights from many cities in the United Kingdom such as Birmingham, London, Aberdeen and Manchester with the main providers being Lufthansa, British Airways, Germanwings, City Jet and Vueling Airlines. Lufthansa airlines have flights to Dresden from London, Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham. British Airways operate flights from Aberdeen to Dresden with 2 stops and a flight duration of 7-9 hours.
Dresden, an important cultural centre, is the capital of the German state of Saxony and located in a scenic valley on the impressive River Elbe. The city has striking silhouettes such as the Frauenkirche (The Church of Our Lady), Elbe castles, Bruhl's terrace and the Royal Palace among other modern architectural buildings. Dresden has world-class museums that showcase different themes. The Dresden State Gallery consists of twelve museums that include the most famous Green Vault and Old Masters Gallery. Enjoy the charming landscape on the bank of the River Elbe or relax at one of the beer gardens by the riverside and soak in the sights of Dresden by night. The city also offers excellent shopping opporutnities at centres such as the Altmarkt Gallery, Centrum Gallery and the arry of stores between the central train station to the Neustadt Quarter.
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