The terrace-style International Congress Center Dresden (ICD) benefits from both state of the art design and enviable location. Enjoying a prime spot on the banks of the River Elbe upstream from the neighbouring state parliament, the facility is considered one of Europe’s most modern congress centres. Its various halls and rooms are spread over four levels and can accommodate up to 6,000 visitors. The ICD is situated just on the other side of the Marienbrücke (Mary’s Bridge) - forming an impressive contrast to the adjacent historical baroque buildings of the old town center.
The modern use of lightweight frames and copious glass lend the facility a stylish sense of openness and form a dramatic break from the heavy baroque architecture of its neighbors. The solid marquee protruding over the main entrance can be seen from afar, leaving little doubt that something special also lies within. Conventional architecture makes way for tilted elements traversing various floors, cubicles of glass propped by pillars and transparent walls that turn the facility into a beacon by night.
The interior of the ICD impresses with varying design elements and clever space utilisation. It houses a diverse range of conference rooms and congress halls of varying sizes that enjoy fabulous panoramic views over the Elbe either directly or via balcony walkways. The confines are streamlined to promote efficiency, modern to influence forward-thinking and unique to inspire creativity. They provide the ideal setting for developing successful strategies and engaging in productive brainstorming.
Take suburban train S2 direct from the Airport until “Dresden Mitte” than walk 8 – 10 minutes (800 m). You have to buy a ticket at a vending machine (2,20 EUR – adult, zone 1, credit card possible) or also at the information desk, arrival hall, level 0.
A taxi from airport costs about 20,00 – 25,00 EUR.
Take Tram No. 11 (main station north see attached picture) direction “BÜHLAU” drive 9 minutes until the stop “Kongresszentrum/Haus der Presse”. Then walk the same way like the picture “way to Maritim”.
A taxi from main station costs about 8,00 – 10,00 EUR.
Find further about the venue and directions at the website of the International Congress Center Dresden: http://www.dresden-congresscenter.de/en/maps-transportation