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How our students rated their experience in Dresden

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Overall attractiveness of Dresden
65 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Dresden
Nightlife

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Public transport

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Climate

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Cleanliness

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Affordability

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Shopping

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Safety

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6

What our students said about Dresden

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Unfortunately, several of the major museums were closed for restoration.

Cliff

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Impressive cultural wealth. A real discovery! I loved my stay.

Kahina
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I think very highly of Dresden, it is a very beautiful city.

Juliette
Switzerland

What school directors said about Dresden

Uwe Kästner

Dresden is the capital of the state Saxony, known for its historical architecture, high tech industry, diverse universities and beautiful nature.

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Dresden

Kästner Kolleg

I had a lot of fun learning German at Kästner Kolleg. The teachers are very involved and the classes are formed in small groups (5 on average per class). Do not hesitate any longer, this is the school you need to progress in German.

16 August 2021
Course: Summer Intensive Course 30 - 6 weeks
Student age: 31 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 64 reviews
Kästner Kolleg

Quality and professionalism of the teaching. Moved me up to a higher class in order to put me in a smaller class so I would have more opportunity to speak, even if it might have been one level too high.

18 February 2020
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 78 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 64 reviews
Kästner Kolleg

Great teaching. Friendly students and staff.

20 May 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 70 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 64 reviews
Kästner Kolleg

Good attitude of teachers, employees, teaching methods and atmosphere at school

31 October 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 16 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 64 reviews
Kästner Kolleg

The teachers are superb. The activities offered are varied and rewarding.

2 September 2018
Course: Summer Intensive Course 25 - 3 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 64 reviews
Kästner Kolleg

I liked that you had to speak German that they would not allow English. It forced me to use the language and become more confident
Great overall. I would of liked to of taken the placement exam first prior to going to class to ensure correct level

27 August 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 53 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 64 reviews
Kästner Kolleg

The quality of the whole school. The kitchen.

24 August 2018
Course: Summer Intensive Course 30 - 1 week
Student age: 38 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 64 reviews
Kästner Kolleg

Good atmosphere. Focus on communication.

26 June 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 32 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 64 reviews
Kästner Kolleg

All of the staff and teachers were friendly and accessible always.

16 August 2017
Course: Summer Special 25 - 3 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 64 reviews
Kästner Kolleg

Coziness. Our teacher FRANZISKA was very professional and also very nice!
Andreas OFFICE was also very good and patient :-)

7 August 2017
Course: Summer Special 25 - 4 weeks
Student age: 43 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 64 reviews
Kästner Kolleg

I liked the environment. It was very friendly and everyone was nice to me.
Keep having great teachers. Sophie was so cool, nice and friendly.

3 August 2017
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 64 reviews
Kästner Kolleg

The atmosphere in the classes, pupils and teachers are very helpful

6 September 2016
Course: Summer Intensive Course 30 - 2 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 64 reviews
Kästner Kolleg

I really liked the atmosphere in the school. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
At first glance the school looked old and worn out, but as soon as I entered the school and meet the staff and the other students, I felt very much at home.

8 August 2016
Course: Summer Intensive Course 30 - 1 week
Student age: 51 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 64 reviews
Kästner Kolleg

The teacher. The lessons were fun, not boring and with a lot of interactivity

22 February 2016
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 21 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 64 reviews
Kästner Kolleg

Quality of teaching
Friendly environment

31 August 2015
Course: Summer Intensive Course 30 - 3 weeks
Student age: 105 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 64 reviews
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Information about

Why Dresden? Dresden is situated in the south-eastern part of the Free State of Saxony ...
and lies in a marked widening of the Elbe valley. It has a diverse festival culture that includes baroque celebrations dating back more than 400 years. Dresden is also home to the "Striezelmarkt", the oldest German Christmas market (founded in 1434). The abundance of woods and green spaces, such as the Grosser Garten, make Dresden one of the greenest cities in Europe.
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Key Facts about Dresden

Population:   557,000
Time zone: -8h. (GMT +1)
Region: Saxony,
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1354.3911 KRW)
Visa: Nationals from South Korea do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01-12-2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Germany in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Germany on the official website - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 283 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 186 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in Seoul
  • Student price index excluding rent:90* (10% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Student price index including rent:74* (26% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Price index food only:51* (49% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Big Mac price (Germany average): 4.43 €
    (36% more expensive than in South Korea)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Weather in Dresden

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What to do in Dresden

Semperoper
Semperoper
Zwinger
Zwinger
Pfunds Molkerei
Pfunds Molkerei
Royal Palace
Royal Palace
Grosser Garden
Grosser Garden
Brühl's Terrace
Brühl's Terrace
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Arrival airports

Dresden (DRS) - 9 km. from Dresden city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 25 minutes.

Main stops: Dresden Am Steinacker, Dresden Sankt Pauli cemetery, Dresden Hans-Easter Road

Every 15 minutes, 25 minutes.

Main stops: Dresden Airport, Dresden Grenzstraße, Dresden-Klotzsche, Dresden Industriegelände

Taxi: 15 minutes drive to city center of Dresden

Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) - 148 km. from Dresden city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 210 minutes.

Main stops: S Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld Bhf, S Treptower Park (Berlin), Berlin Südkreuz, Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, Dresden-Neustadt

Taxi: 110 minutes drive to city center of Dresden

Berlin Tegel (TXL) - 170 km. from Dresden city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 300 minutes.

Main stops: Hinckeldeybrücke, S+U Jungfernheide Bhf, U Turmstr., Berlin Central Station, Leipzig Houptbahnhof, Dresden-Neustadt

Taxi: 130 minutes drive to city center of Dresden

Public transportation in Dresden

FAQ about schools in Dresden

  • Kästner Kolleg has received the best overall rating in Dresden.
  • Kästner Kolleg, located in Tannenstraße 2, Dresden Neustadt has been voted as the school with the best location in Dresden.
  • 372€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a German course in Dresden. The average cost of a language course in Dresden is 242€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Kästner Kolleg as the best.
  • Kästner Kolleg was rated highest for quality of teaching.

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