Landeshauptstadt Dresden - 12.09.2016 10:53:41 Uhr 26.09.2022 23:57:17 Uhr
Collection of labels used by the traditional Dresden company Louis Jumpelt, which has just been revived © Susanne Jumpelt
© Susanne Jumpelt

Get the Dresden beauty treatment!

When Dresden was a centre of the 1900s health movement In Germany, issues relating to cosmetics, hygiene and bodycare played a special role. Today, various traditional companies still produce luxurious fragrances, nurturing creams and beauty lotions designed to improve people's health and wellbeing.


  • One product from Dresden is famous around the world: ODOL mouthwash. Its inventor, Karl August Lingner, lived and worked in Dresden. Today, his home, Lingner Palace, is open to the public and houses the Restaurant Lingnerterrassen, among other things. High above the city, regional delicacies and a lovely view over the Elbe Valley refresh your body and spirit and leave you feeling great. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • The glorious history of Dresdner Essenzen began with the production of natural medicinal bath salts. And it comes as no surprise that these fragrant preparations are still such a big seller today. One particular highlight is the “Dreckspatz” children's products, which are made without synthetic ingredients and always tell a little story. The products are on sale at the factory outlet in Leipziger Straße 300 from 3 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday to Friday, in Dresden's pharmacies and, of course, online.
  • The soaps produced by Louis Jumpelt are so far only available in the museum shop at Dresden's Royal Palace and the City Museum. The factory was founded in 1846 and gained a name for itself throughout Europe in the years that followed. Almost 60 years later, one of the founder's descendants is now reviving this tradition and creating flowery soaps from times long gone.

  • Natural cosmetics are more popular than ever. What a delight it is that they have been at home in and around Dresden for more than 100 years. All the way back in 1905, a year after the company was established, Bombastus Naturheilmittel won a silver medal for its mouthwash at an exhibition in Berlin. The formulation has remained unchanged to this day. The range has since been expanded to include dental products, hair styling and skincare, all available in pharmacies and health food shops. Since 1930, when the cosmetics institute was founded, Charlotte Meentzen of Radebeul has focused on high-quality plant-based ingredients, with a product to suit every skin type. This skincare series for the face and body can be found in all the major Dresden perfumeries.