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Five things to do in Dresden

 

Visit the Frauenkirche (The Church of Our Lady)

Frauenkirche is Dresden’s most famous landmark. Completely destroyed in WWII, the church was rebuilt using as much as it was possible its remains; the dark colored stones that can be seen on the facade are the original ones.

 

Visit the Zwinger Palace

Enjoy the lovely gardens and, if you have time, pay a visit to the three museums hosted inside the castle: the Old Masters Picture Gallery, the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments and the Porcelain Collection.

 

The old city center

Take a walk through the old historic center and soak in the beautiful baroque architecture. Stop at one of the many cafes and restaurants and enjoy the view while you indulge yourself with a traditional Saxon specialty – the famous Dresdner Stollen or Dresdner Eierschecke. We’ve been to Dresden 1900, right in front of Frauenkirche, where you can try dishes from both old and new German cuisine.  And yes, they have a tram inside the restaurant: Helene, the oldest still preserved and restored railcar from 1898.

 

Filmnächte am Elbufer

Attend a concert or watch a movie on the bank of the Elbe river, at Filmnächte am Elbufer – the open air scene in Dresden, where every year takes place the biggest open air film festival in Germany, Filmnächte am Elbufer. We were to Sting and it was an amazing experience.

 

The most beautiful dairy shop in the world

Visit  Pfunds Dairy (Dresdner Molkerei Gebrüder Pfund), the most beautiful dairy shop in the world, listed by Guinness Book. The shop is pretty old (opened in 1880) and the walls, the ceiling and the floor are decorated with hand-painted porcelain tiles.

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