DRESDEN IN ITS GLORY…
Arguably one the prettiest of German cities, Dresden is where history meets modernity. A city with picturesque landscapes and major arts collections.
Once known as the “Florence on the Elbe”, the beautiful city turned into a dark pile of ruins…
Let’s rewind back to World War II? The city of Dresden was totally destroyed, but since the 90s’ on, Dresden has spent a lot of time on restoring Dresden to it’s former glory. And the most historic and well-known landmarks have been rebuilt. Owing to this experience, Dresden is a diffusion of the baroque-rococo style and modern artistry.
Enough of history, now let’s talk about more interesting things in Dresden. Did you know that Dresden has a museum for hygiene? How cool is having a fun museum to promote health education.
On today’s post, I will share insights on why you should plan a visit to Dresden and what fun (but affordable) things you can do in Dresden
WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT DRESDEN
*Perfect location: It is in the middle point between two top tourist cities; Prague and Berlin (less than 2 hours distance between both cities). So this means while visiting Berlin or Prague, you can take a day drip to Dresden. How cool!!!
*It’s a rare gem: In Dresden the architecture is nothing but majestic! In the city centre, you will find the baroque style of East Germany. Honestly, it’s very rare to find such a unique city with a mixture of the old and the new all in one.
*Unique Art: In Dresden, there are art treasures in more than 30 museums. There is even an “Anti-War-Museum” which is a rare find. In simple terms, the city of Dresden is a Treasury castle
*Easy accessibility: Navigating through to Dresden is not a daunting task at all since there are way numerous and cheap option. Thanks to it’s apt location, you can find a bus, train of car share to Dresden very easily.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN DRESDEN
For a unique experience in Dresden, I have compiled this list of the top 10 things to do.
- The Zwinger is a MUST to behold
- Experience the unique Trabi Safari
- Explore the historic old town.
- Have a walk on the ‘Balcony of Europe’
- The procession of Princes
- Touch, smell and taste at the Museum of Hygiene
- Visit Dresden Frauenkirche Church
- Feel like a royal at Dresdner Residenzschloss palace
- Visit Semperoper Dresden’s resplendent opera house
- Get lost in the hidden passage ways
For a day trip from Prague or Berlin- With approximately 45-70 euros you are covered
Transportation by bus or train: 10-25 euros
Amazing lunch at Sphienkeller 15-20 euros
Miscellenous – 20-30 euros
Needless to say that a trip to Dresden is absolutely worth it and will leave you in awe…Enjoy a few photos of me in Dresden!