Dresden Bed and Breakfast in the Therese-Malten-Villa
|The neo-renaissance villa was built in 1893 for the soprano Therese Malten. Kleinzschachwitz had received its own dock for paddle-steamers in 1886, and was becoming a respectable suburb of villas. It was populated by merchants, public servants, retirees and leisure seekers; as well as some famous citizens such as Therese Malten (1853-1930). Therese Malten was Saxon Royal Chamber Singer at the Dresden Opera House 'Semperoper'. Her debut there in 1873 was so successful that she was given the role of Agathe in the opera “Freischütz“. She was soon entrusted with roles in Wagner operas – Wagner himself was one of her admirers. At her stage farewell in 1903 her admirers are said to have personally drawn her carriage all the way home.|
Arriving by car: from the Autobahn A17 it is only 7 km to our B&B; parking is free.
Directions (in German): from the West via the A4 and
A17, from the East via the A4 and
A17. From Dresden central station it is 30 min by “S-Bahn” train and bus, from the airport
it is 60 min. It is also easy to reach the Dresden city center from our B&B: 500m walk and 28 min in the tram,
check the timetable.
The Elbe cycle route lies on our doorstep; by bike it is 12km to the Dresden “Altstadt” or 10km to Pirna (old town and ‘Gateway to the Saxon Switzerland’). Bicycles (including kids’ bikes) can be rented for 7-9 EUR; bicycle storage is free. Canoe hire (website in German) is available 1 km away, or you can go on an historical paddle steamer cruise on the river Elbe to the Saxon Switzerland or to Seußlitz (past Meissen).
We offer a breakfast
for 9 EUR per person (children 6 EUR). The breakfast includes cereal, fresh bread rolls, at times homemade jam, fruit, deli meats, cheeses, juice and more. In summer you can eat outside on the terrace. Of course you are also welcome to prepare your own breakfast/other meals in our guest kitchen, and serve yourself water, beer (1 EUR per bottle),
Pillnitzer Wine from Klaus Zimmerling
or Radebeuler Wine from Haus
There are good restaurants with a view of the Elbe near our B&B (120-200m walking distance).
Free DSL wireless internet access is available for our guests.
We would be happy to advise you on sightseeing options. For guided tours in Dresden and the surrounding region, e.g. the Saxon Switzerland, we recommend
Albrecht Hoch. However you should also take some time to just relax in our garden…
Children are welcome (reduced price of 12.50 EUR per child). We have 2 high chairs, cots and a baby monitor available. The children can play in our large garden, or in the nearby playground.
Babysitting can be arranged on request. In the event of sickness the owner, who is an experienced Pediatrician, will be able to help you.
Tourism Links for Dresden & Surroundings
Dresden - the official site
Guided tours Dresden &
surroundings (in German only)
Richard-Wagner-Museum in Graupa (in German only)
Paddle-Steamer Fleet Sächsische Dampfschiffahrt
Zoological Garden Dresden (in German only)
BuchHaus Loschwitz (in German only)
KulturHaus Loschwitz (in German only)
Restaurant Fährhaus anno 1860 (in German only)
Dunkelrestaurant Sinneswandel (in German only)
Naturist Swimming Bath Lake Wostra
Swimming Bath Freibad Wostra
DVB - search Dresden public transport connections
(The stations "Freystr." or "Fährstelle Kleinzschachwitz"
are located 100 - 300 m away from our B&B)
Our modern vacation apartment in Dresden