Throughout your stay here at the hospital, while you receive first-class medical treatment, our medical, nursing and service staff give their best to make your time as pleasant as possible.
The service for international patients is your partner in all questions of financial arrangements. We speak German and English fluently and make arrangements for translation or interpreting services in many languages whenever necessary. Please give us a call if you need us:
Ms. Susanne Tepper +49 351 458 2036
Mr. Alexander Dachsel +49 351 458 5451
Directions, Travel Information
Please see this page for detailed directions to our hospital or download our "Information for Patients and Visitors" leaflet (PDF).
For general information on travelling to Dresden, please visit the following websites:
Airport or train station pickup service can be arrenged by request.
The hospital catering service is able to provide you with a wide selection of tasty food and beverages. Please let us know if you require a special kind of food according your religious needs or medical indication.
Bedside Telephone and Internet access
All our bedside telephones allow direct dial for national and international calls. Bedside telephones require a prepaid telephone card, which can be purchased at the main reception desk. Internet access for your laptop computer can be arranged by request.
The ecumenical center of pastoral care is open for you throughout your entire stay. Our protestant and catholic pastors are specially educated to make empathetic contact with patients and support the healing process hand in hand with all other medical professionals involved. Of course, doors are open to members of all religions. The architechture of the pastoral care center has been carefully aligned to meet several religious needs: e.g. for Muslim patients, the window corner of one of the halls is adjusted to the Qibla.
The news agent on campus offers a wide range of newspapers and other articles of daily use. Newspapers and magazines can be delivered directly to patients by request. You can choose from regional and national german newspapers (e.g. FAZ, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Financial Times Deutschland, Handelsblatt, Die Zeit, Die Welt, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Jüdische Allgemeine, Jüdische Zeitung) and a selection of foreign language newspapers, e.g. the Herald Tribune (English), Hürriyet (Turkish) or Russkaja Germania (Russian). For a complete list of available international media or special requests, please feel free to ask us anytime.
The university hospital library holds a wide variety of books and magazines. We gladly assist you with choices from our library or with ordering foreign language books from the local bookstore.
The news agent also sells stamps for your letters, tickets for public transport, and many more articles of daily use, such as sanitary products, beverages, sweets or greeting cards. A mailbox can be found near the main entrance.
Our security staff maintains order and security around the clock. The office is situated at the main gate Fiedlerstraße (Tel. 2019)
Hairdresser and Footcare
We gladly arrange appointments for you at the hairdresser’s and footcare, which is situated in the immediate vicinity of the hospital.
Bank, Money Withdrawal
The ATM/Cash Machine at the main reception desk is accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week. Branch banks can be found just outside the campus. If you need help in bank or currency issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Arts & Culture
The university hospital is an active participant of the local cultural community: art exhibitions, classic and jazz concerts are held throughout the year. For upcoming events, please visit this website.
Enjoy opera, ballet and concert in the famous Semper Opera.
Visit the theatre in the Schauspielhaus or the operetta. In summer, the Felsenbühne Rathen shows open-air spectacles before a fantastic scenic backdrop of rocks and cliffs. Also a summer highlight are the open-air concerts in the Zwinger.
The Kulturpalast offers a portfolio of concerts, shows and events of national and international stars and artists.
Pop Concerts of international stars canbe attended in the Alter Schlachthof, a former slaughterhouse.
In Carte Blanche you can enjoy a Travesty Show with international guests.
Restaurants, Bistros and Cafeterias
There are three cafeterias on the university hospital campus: Building no. 59 and no. 68.
Restaurants and cafes around the hospital premises additionally serve a wide variety of different food.
Please follow this link to the Dresden Restaurant Guide to find the right place that meets your needs.
Sports to watch
If you want enjoy live sports look for the following:
Football Dynamo Dresden - many times GDR-league champion in the new built Harbig Stadium, today playing in the third league
Horse Racing Dresdner Rennverein 1890 e.V. - traditional turf club in Dresden-Seidnitz
Volleyball Ladies with DSC Volleyball- watch the victorious team of the Volleyball Champions League 2010.
American Football Dresden Monarchs - American Football Team playing in the First German league
Baseball Dresden Dukes
Rugby Dresden Hillbillies
Cricket Dresden Cricket Club
Don't miss the major highlights of a Dresden visit such as the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche, the Royal Festival ground of the Zwinger with its's museums (Paintings, Armoury, Natural History, Porcellain), and the Semper Opera House. The Royal castle with the newly reopened Green Vault.
To be mentioned is the Turkish Chamber a rare collection of Ottaman items.
Plunge into the bustling life on squares and main roads as the Prager Strasse to find nice things to take home. Shopping opportunities are CentrumGallerie, Altmarkt Gallerie , and Karstadt, Thalia bookstore to mention only few.
Afterwards enjoy on quiet green places such the meadow banks of the river. You find some bars there too or take a walk throught the Großer Garten park, the former hunting ground of the kings.
If you have more time on your hands be sure to plan trips to the palaces of Pillnitz and Moritzburg or to towns which kept their medieval face like Pirna and Meissen with it's famous porcellain factory.
To see Dresden off the beaten track, mark the following sights:
Dresden-Hellerau: A progressive, organic garden town, designed in 1909 with beautiful small houses and gardens, the 1907 Hellerau Furniture Reformdesign Workshop and the Festival House connected to names like Dalcroze, Palucca and Wigman.
Dresden-Albertstadt: A vast garrison complex of the former Royal Saxon Military and memorials of the industrial age, now used by the main German Military Museum (opening soon), start-up companies and other.
Dresden Friedrichstadt -if you walk down the Friedrichstrasse outbound you first see the Yenidze Tobacco Factory - a mosque shaped factory, formerly the landmark of Dresden as it was the centre of tobacco industry in Germany, you pass along the Friedrichstadt-hospital, the former Marcolini Palais, where Napoleon resided while in Dresden. There is a beautiful park. Further on you see the impressive building of the Dresden Mills.
Weißer Hirsch & Loschwitz: If you love impressive villas once and now owned by international and local people of rank and reputation, take a random walk through the Weißer Hirsch quarter. On your way up there by tram you pass the place where Vladimir Putin worked as an officer in Dresden. On your way down take one of the cables cars down to Dresden Lochwitz which offers cafés and nice houses too.
Modern architecture: The baroque city has received a lot of modern new buildings worth visiting in recent years. As a traveller by train or plane, you might have seen already the textile roof of the Main Station designed by Sir Norman Forster. It has received the Brunel Award. The new Airport Terminal was built into a former plane construction hangar and merges old industrial and modern service design. The renowned shopping street Prager Straße, rebuilt after the damages of WWII in GDR-style has been completely refurbished recently in modern style. Part of the street are the Crystal Palace Cinema and the CentrumGallerie Mall with it's characteristic aluminium comb facade.
Unusual things to do
Steamboat trips operated by the Weisse Flotte up and down the river Elbe to see amazing sights as the impressive Saxon Switzerland, the Kings' festival palace in Pillnitz, the blue steel bridge Blaues Wunder, the whole Dresden skyline and downriver to the wine hills of Radebeul and the hilltop castle and cathedral in Meissen.
Ballooning by Ballonfahrten Dresden to see everything from a higher perspective
Formula Racing on Euro Speedway Circuit - take part in several types of race trainings, be passenger in a race car or go offroad with jeeps and quads in former open pit mines.
See horses in the Moritzburg stables .
Have a guided tour through the production lines of the Volkswagen Transparent Factory and see how a Phaeton car is built.
Open-air Summer Cinema at the Filmnächte am Elbufer, mostly German dubbed, rarely original with subtitles.
If you miss something or in case you are not satisfied with the service please let us know.