ORIENTATION AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Dresden is bisected by the Elbe river 60km northwest of the Czech border. The Hauptbahnhof is on the same side as the Altstadt, south of the river, Many of Dresden’s main attractions are between Altmarkt and the Elbe. Nightlife is to the north in the Neustadt, around Albertplatz.
Tourist Office: There are two main branches: On Prager Str. 3, near the Hauptbahnhof (open M-F 9am-7pm, Sa 9am-4pm), and Theaterpl. in the Schinkelwache in front of the Semper Oper (-a-49 19 20. Open M-F 10am-6pm, Sa-Su 10am-4pm). Call city hotlines for general info (49 19 21 00), reservations (49 19 22 22), tours (49 19 21 40), and advance ticket purchases (49 19 22 33).
Currency Exchange: ReiseBank, in the Hauptbahnhof. ‚1-3 commission, depending on the amount; 1-1.5% for traveler’s checks. Open M-F 8am-7pm, Sa 9am-12pm, 12:30-4pm, Su 9am-lpm. Other banks are on Prager Str.
Luggage Storage and Lockers: At all train stations. Lockers ‚1-2 for 24hr.
Laundromat: Crazy Waschsalon, 6 Louisenstr. Wash ‚2.50, dry ‚0.50 per lOmin. Open M-Sa 7am-llpm.
Emergency: Police 110. Ambulance and Fire 112.
Pharmacy: Apotheke Prager Strafie, Prager Str. 3 (a-490 30 14). Open M-F 8:30am-7pm, Sa 8:30am-4pm. The Notdienst sign outside lists 24hr. pharmacies,
Internet Access: In the bar at Hostel Mondpalast, Louisenstr. 77. ‚3.50 per hr. Open daily 8am-lam. Groove Station, Katharinenstr. 11-13. ‚3 per hr. Open daily lpm-late.
Post Office: Hauptpostamt, Konigsbrucker Str. 2129 (819 13 73), in Neustadt. Open M-F 8am-7pm, Sa 9am-lpm. Address mail to be held: Firstname SURNAME, Post-lagernde Briefe, Hauptpostamt, D-01099 Dresden, Germany.