The city district of Dresden Neustadt consists of the districts Äußere Neustadt, Innere Neustadt, Radeberger Vorstadt, Leipziger Vorstadt, and Albertstadt. Don't be confused by the name "Neustadt" - the district north of the Elbe has existed for just as long as the Altstadt on the opposite side. However, the district had to be rebuilt after a fire in 1685. Thus the place became the "Neue Stadt bey Dresden", i.e. the New Town. The baroque architecture still characterizes the cityscape today.
The trendy district of Äußere Neustadt
Äußere Neustadt, also known as Antonstadt, was incorporated as a district in 1835. However, the district did not experience a boom and thus its heyday until the turn of the century, which is why most of the buildings are characterized by Wilhelminian architecture.
At the end of the Second World War, Äußere Neustadt, in contrast to the rest of Dresden, was largely spared destruction. During the GDR era, the buildings in the old district were not renovated and became increasingly dilapidated. Thus the district developed into a run-down part of town where it was very easy to get a flat. For this reason, students, artists, followers of various subcultures, and creative people, in particular, were drawn to the area - the outer Neustadt became an alternative scene district.
Despite the gentrification that followed the redevelopment work that started in 1991, Äußere Neustadt is still a trendy nightlife district today. So if you're looking for art and cultural events or want to throw yourself into the nightlife, Antonstadt is the right place for you!