Hello everyone. Today we are so ready to head out a new journey. Are you? Okay, let’s start because there’s so much to see!
The city that we’ll visit today is Dresden and as always, before to explore it let’s know something about it.
Dresden is a German city situated on the Elbe river. It is known for its famous cultural and economic sectors and because it is the home of the important Technical University. As regards the means of transport they seem to be in the vanguard. The beauty of the Rococo and Baroque style (we also want to add the beauty of the neighboring areas, like the Saxon Switzerland) attracts millions of tourists and we are among these!
It is impossible to show this city in few lines so it’s better to start our exploration!
To know more ( what to eat, where to eat, where to have fun, things to visit…) continue to read.
We begin our adventure through the world of culture.
PLACES TO VISIT (MUSEUMS/THEATERS..)
- Frauenkirche: church and symbol of the city of Dresden (is a sign of peace). The cross on the dome is a sign of reconciliation that the British wanted to give the people of Dresden.
- Kathedrale Sanctissimae Trinitatis: a church located in the center of Dresden. First it was a simple parish church later became an important cathedral. Inside it houses the largest organ called Gottfried Silbermann.
- Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister: is one of the most important museums of Europe, located in the Zwinger palace (an important architectural complex in Baroque style). The museum has many collections and paintings, including works of Italian, Flemish and Dutch art of important and famous authors (all dated between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries). There are works of German, French and Spanish as well. It is right to know what we can find within the Zwinger palace. The different cultural centers that compose this area are: Glockenspielpavillon, Zwingergalerie, Sempergalerie, Deutscher Pavillon, Französischer Pavillon, Zoologischer Pavillon, Mathemathisch-Physikalischer Salon. In this immense space there is an historic fountain, the Nymphenbad. You can’t get bored in a place like this!
- Residenzschloss: is a Renaissance building in the center of Dresden. This is one of the oldest and most significant place of city. The building includes five museums: Historisches, Neues Grünes Gewölbe, Münzkabinett, Kupferstichkabinett, Rüstkammer mit Türckischer Cammer and Kunstbibliothek Kunstbibliothek. On the outside of the house we can find the Fürstenzug a large mural of Dresden. It is an Important piece of history that shows some historical figures (dukes, electors, kings…) on horseback.
- Grünes Gewölbe: is a museum that hosts the largest collection of jewelry in Europe and it is located in the castle of Dresden. His name Grünes, which means green, comes out from its room completely painted in this color.
- Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden: one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world.
- Dresden Panometer: this is a building where there is a panoramic painting of the city and different exhibits. You can’t miss the beautiful Dresden in a 360-degree view.
- Galerie Neue Meister: is an art gallery located inside of the Albertinum (a palace of Dresden). This contains works by various artists, important exponent of romanticism, impressionism and realism. Two examples? Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh
- Another characteristic museum, located inside the Albertinum, is the Skulpturensammlung, full of sculptures (you will be immerse by them) dated in the period from Renaissance to Baroque to Expressionism.
- Walking toward the Weißeritzstraße you can notice a palace, the Yenidze, very different from the style of the city, it almost feels like you were in another city. Well this is not a church, as you might think, but it is an office. Are you surprised?
- Stadtmuseum Dresden: museum of the history of Dresden. A impressive thing abou the building is the outside staircase.
- Dresden Transport Museum: museum entirely dedicated to the means of transport once used in the city. There will be planes and boats models. A wide range of them. The museum is located at the Neumarkt.
- Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr: military museum of the armed forces of Germany. A unique place to discover the evolution of military technology and to learn more about the history of the city. The structure is very modern.
- Kunsthof Dresden: this is definitely a very interesting complex of buildings. It is a complex formed by a series of buildings: Funnel Wall, a building that on rainy days thanks to the gutters that are located on the facade emits a melodious sound. Hof der Elemente, yellow palace decorated with gilded aluminum plates that reflect sunlight. Hof des Lichts, in some areas of the building were placed mirrors that reflect the sun’s rays and produce different colored shades. Hof der Tiere, a picturesque building, like this the other two buildings are: Hof der Metamorphosen e Hof der Fabelwesen. A place where it is impossible don’t be amazed.
It’s time to know some of the main theaters of Dresden: Semperoper Dresden (the most famous), Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Staatsoperette Dresden, Projekttheater Dresden, Boulevardtheater Dresden.
Our adventure goes on. Let’s see what our way set aside.
- Loschwitzer Brücke: it is a bridge located on the Elbe river. It connects the district of Blasewitz to the Loschwitz one (two famous and the most expensive districts). You can cross the bridge by walk or by car if you, you decide!
- Augustus Bridge: this is another bridge located on the Elbe river. This connects the northern part of Dresden, Innere Neustadt, with the old part of the city to the south.
- Großer Garten: it’s a park in the Baroque style, located in the center of Dresden. It is a large green area where, in the center of it, you will find a building (the Sommerpalais). Its rectangular shape is definitely not random but specifically designed to underline its particular style (that doesn’t get unnoticed). After the creation of the park, have been added the Dresden Zoo (home to many rare species of animals) and the Botanischer Garten Dresden (botanical garden); that’s not all because between the various attractions there is a train, the Parkeisenbahn, that will let you enjoy the landscape that the park offers comfortably seated in the wagon!
- Neumarkt: a very significant place in the cultural aspect of Dresden. It is located in the historic part of the city.
- Postplatz: central square of Dresden. An important center of transportation with lots of streets (Wilsdruffer Straße, Marienstraße, Ostra-Allee…). We take this opportunity to mention the Quartier an der Frauenkirche,the main shopping street.
- Schwebebahn: here we come to one of the special attractions of Dresden. It is a monorail, a kind of suspended tram kept on air thanks to the wireless network. It is definitely an experience that needs to be done.
- Dresden Heath: is a large forest, listed as a nature reserve in Dresden. You might also be wondering how far you have to go to visit this place… well, not too much, just a few minutes from the city center. It’s definitely a place worth visiting if you like to explore the fauna and flora of you destinations.
- We will propose below some tours that you can have in the city: SEG-CITY Dresden, Segway Tour DresdenDresdenWalks, Erleben Sie Dresden Tours (city tour by bike).
- AdventureRooms Dresden: escape room.
Dresden is a pretty alive city by night and you just have to find the right places and here we are to help you.
- Katy’s Garage
- m.5 Nightlife
- Bar Paradox: cafè.
- Karl May Bar
- Kraftwerk Mitte Dresden: disco.
- Downtown Dresden Diskothek
- Zum Bautzner Tor: pub.
- Sabotage Dresden
Now we are going to introduce a new topic: typical dishes. Ready to discover the them?
- Leipziger Allerlei: side dish par excellence of Dresden and of entire region. It’s a typical dish made of carrots, asparagus, peas, turnips, cauliflower and shrimp. It accompanies most of the local food.
- Sächsische Kartoffelsuppe: potato soup (a constant dish in German culinary tradition) accompanied with bacon or sausage.
- Sächsischer Sauerbraten: sweet and sour roasted served with potatoes and various vegetables.
- Dresdner Christstollen: is a very famous sweet in the city. It is consumed in the Christmas period.
- Pulsnitzer Pfefferkuchen: it is a sweet very popular in the city. It is similar to gingerbread with the difference of being covered with chocolate.
- Sächsische Quarkkeulchen: they are a kind of sweet pancakes, but much thicker in which the potato is the special ingredient that makes this an unique sweet. The dessert is often served with a apple mousse.
- Radeberger: is the most consumed beer in Dresden.
WHERE TO EAT (RESTAURANTS/CAFE’..)
Staying on the topic, we are going to look for some places where you can taste these dishes.
- Restaurant Daniel: German, European, healthy cuisine and gluten-free menu option.
- Genuss-Atelier: pub with German, European, vegetarian cuisine and gluten-free menu option.
- Little India Dresden: Indian, vegetarian, vegan cuisine and gluten-free menu option.
- Dresdner Kaffeestubchen: cafè with German, vegetarian cuisine.
- Estancia Beef-Club: steakhouse with Mediterranean cuisine.
- Lila Sosse: German, European, vegetarian cuisine.
- Cafe Schinkelwache: cafè with German, European cuisine.
- Kurfuerstenschaenke: German and European cuisine.
- Curry 24: fast food with German cuisine.
- Zum Bautzner Tor: cafè/pub with German and European cuisine.
- Watzke Brauereiausschank am Goldenen Reiter: cafè with German and European cuisine.
- Augustiner an der Frauenkirche: cafè with German and European cuisine.
Our tour in Dresden is over but many other beautiful cities in Germany are waiting to be explored! As always stay tuned and don’t miss anything.
Let us know your opinions about this place. If you liked it or not, if you’ve been there or you’re going to go there? What you liked the most or least? We’re curious to read your opinions.
A big kiss to everyone.
Below we will list the accommodations that you can find in Dresden.
http://www.booking.com/searchresults.html?iata=DRS&aid=960457&no_rooms=1&group_adults=1 – accommodations next to Dresden airport.
http://www.booking.com/searchresults.html?city=-1761619&aid=960457&no_rooms=1&group_adults=1 – accommodations in the city of Dresden.
http://www.booking.com/searchresults.html?district=727&aid=960457&no_rooms=1&group_adults=1 – accommodations next to the Neustadt district.
http://www.booking.com/searchresults.html?landmark=10607&aid=960457&no_rooms=1&group_adults=1 – accommodations next to the central station.
In addition to all this we will suggest a beautiful hotel on the shores of Elbe river for a special stay. It is called