I was not prepared for how dramatically beautiful Dresden is to visit. Dresden is considered the cultural jewel of Germany's Saxony region. The city center is a wonder world of baroque architecture, thought provoking museums, and scenic river landscapes. Best of all, it is easy to get to from Berlin and offers some of the most unique accommodations we have ever encountered.
Dresden Travel vlog:
Getting There from Berlin:
Dresden is about two and a half hours from Berlin - which makes it the perfect weekend trip. We arrived via Flixbus, which is a comfortable and affordable bus service.
Dresden has one of the most memorable hostels - the Lollis Homestay. The hostel has vintage DDR "ostalgie" decor, and our room even which featured a East Berlin TRABI station wagon-turned bed. The headlights served as the lighting for the room!
► ►Lollis Homestay: https://www.lollishome.de/en/
We were quite excited to stay in this awesome hostel:
Getting Around The City:
Once we arrived in the city, many of the attractions were either walkable or accessible via the city's excellent tram service.
We took the hop on hop off bus to explore the city's highlights.
The city center is alive with baroque architecture, including the iconic landmark Frauenkirche. This church was originally built in the 18th century and stood in ruins for decades following the war until it was rebuilt to its historic glory.
Pfunds Molkerei :
This shop is the perfect place to pick up souvenirs, including porcelain, soap, cheese, and chocolate. The interior of this shop has floor to ceiling embellishments and was featured as a filming location for the Grand Budapest Hotel.
Cruising the Elbe -
Dresden is situated on the Elbe, and a visit is not complete without a river cruise. The cruise takes you past some of the most stunning bridges, palaces, parks, and vineyards.
A visit to Dresden is not complete without learning the history. We visit the Military Museum, which has thought provoking exhibits on the events that shaped the city.
This 18th century baroque palace is a must see in Dresden. It was bombed during the war and was stunningly rebuilt to its pre-war state. The complex includes picturesque museums, fountains, and gardens.
We truly enjoyed our stay in Dresden. It was not only beautiful, but cultural and historic. What are your top places to see in Dresden? Comment below!
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