Dresden

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Daiki Saito

"When my company decided to send me to Essen, I took a quick look at the local community and said: Please do!"

Cristina Fernandez

"On InterNations I did not only meet interesting people but I also found a flat near Bochum and settled in quickly. A great platform."

Welcome to the InterNations Expat Community Here in Dresden!

Guten Tag and a warm welcome to our community of expats living in Dresden. Here you'll find essential information and gain first-hand advice from fellow expats. As a resource especially created to support you as you relocate, InterNations has a wealth of information and advice in our comprehensive guides. You'll find the information you need to answer your questions such as, "what part of the city would be best for my family?", "do I need a work permit?", and "what kind of education options are available?". Our aim is to remove the common obstacles you may face and open the doors to your new home. Whatever concerns you may have you can take to our forum, where our friendly and forthcoming members are always happy to help a fellow expat. As residents who've already made the move to Dresden, their first-hand knowledge and insider tips are invaluable, so build on their experiences to join the expat population of Dresden.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Singapore or Dakar.

Join Our Exciting Events in Dresden

Attend our monthly events and activities for Dresden expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Dresden Expat Guides

  • Moving to Dresden

    As an expat moving to Dresden, you will find a likable city with a high quality of life and an oceanic climate. However, before your relocation to Dresden, make sure you are up to speed with German visa regulations!
  • Living in Dresden

    Living in Dresden can be an experience full of culture; and not only due to the numerous historical buildings found throughout the city. There is a good transportation system in place, so discovering the local landmarks on a day out or commuting to work shouldn’t be any problem either.
  • Working in Dresden

    Depending on your nationality and the reason for your stay, getting a work permit for Germany can be anything from very easy to quite difficult. However, once these administrative tasks have been handled, Dresden is a great place to live and work, with a highly specialized, local economy.

Exchange Tips about living in Dresden

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Specialized Economies and Beach Resorts in Dresden

As a cultural center of Germany and long-time seat of the royal family, Dresden was known as the "Jewel Box", and new arrivals will find multiple castles and stunning palaces to explore. The Saxon State Opera and Dresden State Theater stage a number of shows to keep culture lovers happy, and zoos in the city provide family days out. Dresden CityBeach recreates a beach resort on the banks of the Elbe River, with volleyball, tennis, sunbeds, and cocktail bars bringing the coast to the city. The economy of Dresden is dynamic, thriving, and highly specialized. Major industries are part of three sectors; the pharmaceutical sector, the semiconductor industry, and the electrical engineering sector. Expats also find work as English language teachers.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Istanbul or Bali, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Get to Know Expats & Make Friends at InterNations Events in Dresden

InterNations is a supportive and safe community where you can find reassurance that help is always available. Once you relocate to Dresden you can also use InterNations to meet fellow expats and start to build your social circle. Our members hail from all over the world, and you are invited to meet them at our regular InterNations Events and get-togethers where you can socialize and have fun with other expats living in Dresden. Furthermore, our groups provide unique opportunities to meet with like-minded members who share your interests in arts, culture, and dining out. With InterNations you have all the tools you need to find support, meet new friends, and build your new life in Dresden.