Transportation

By car:
Coming from Autobahn A4 take the exit “Dresden-Altstadt/Meißen/GVZ” and enter onto the interstate road (Bundesstraße B6) direction “Meissen”. Follow the B6 until you reach the city of Meissen. (On your right side you will see the river “Elbe” all the way long). In the city of Meissen, the road B6 is called „Siebeneichener Strasse”, “Uferstrasse”, “Hochuferstrasse”. Follow the road B6 (“Hochuferstrasse”) and turn left onto “Meisastrasse” / “Fürstenstrasse der Wettiner” (B101). After 300 meters turn left again onto “Am Lommatzscher Tor”. At the end of this street turn left in “Nossener Strasse” and after 20 meters turn right on “Freiheit”. The Academy is in no. 16.

By plane:
You can consider the following airports: Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Prague (Czech Republic). From these destinations you can either catch a train or another airplane which brings you to Dresden main station or Dresden airport. Most of you will arrive at Dresden airport on 16 July.

Therefore we arranged a shuttle on the day of arrival (on 16 July only! ) from Dresden airport to the academy. If you would like to take advantage of this shuttle you must send us the detailed information about your arrival (flight number, carrier, arrival time).

Public transportation from Dresden Airport to Meissen Altstadt:
Due to construction works trains are not operating from Dresden airport, but busses will be provided. Take bus no 80 direction Dresden Omsewitz. Busses are leaving every 30 minutes (8:14, 8:44, 9:14, … etc. regularly until 21:14, but after this time only irregularly). After about 25 minutes riding time get off the bus at „Dresden Trachau” and change to the train here.

Take train S1 from platform 1 direction „Meißen Triebischtal“, and leave the train at “Meißen Altstadt”. It takes approximately 25 minutes from “Dresden Trachau” to “Meißen Altstadt”. Trains are signposted with the symbol:

Public transportation from Dresden Main Station to Meissen Altstadt:
If you arrive at Dresden Main Station (Hauptbahnhof, HBF) go to the S-Bahn and take S1 via “Meissen Triebischtal”. Trains are leaving every 30 minutes minutes (8:00, 8:30, 9:00 …etc. last train at 24:00). You don’t have to change the train. Your final destination is “Meißen Altstadt”. Riding time is 34 minutes.

Tickets:
The price for a single ticket from Dresden airport and main station to Meißen is 6,20 EUR. On the ticket machine, press the button for 3 zones. The ticket is valid for the whole ride, irrespective of changing trains.

Taxi:
At the airport and at the train station you will also find taxis. Taxi fare is about 50,00 EUR for 30 min riding time. Please check with the taxi driver in advance if credit card payment is accepted or not.

Local transportation from Meissen Altstadt to the Academy:
Unfortunately there is not really an effective option for public transportation from Meissen Altstadt train station to the Academy. You have two options:

Taxi:
If you would like a taxi to take you to the academy please call them around 20 min in advance at +49 800 5737780. Taxi fare costs about 7,00 EUR.

Walking:
A walk from Meißen Altstadt train station to the academy is around 1 km and will take you about 12 minutes, but it is up the hill and you will have to pass some heavy gradients and rocky roads. Follow the directions at the map here: https://goo.gl/maps/qEkN6APunWL2

Background image by: Manfred Kloppert, Dresden