For something new? A city that is difficult to resist? And don’t miss the outdoors?
Look no further than Dresden Elbland: the embodiment of culture, relaxation and active vacation in one.
With first-class architecture and art wherever you look, the superlative culture shown in Dresden has few colleagues. And while the list of Must be in the Elbe metropolis is long, the focus is on classics such as the Frauenkirche-Dom, the Semperoper, the Zwinger and the Royal Palace.
In the midst of countless architectural highlights, the Frauenkirche is one of the most beautiful Protestant church buildings of the Baroque, while the Semperoper is one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world.
Meanwhile it is Prince procession, Stallhof and Brühls Terrasse are no less worth your time and attention. The prince procession, for example, is the world’s largest porcelain painting with 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles and a length of 102 meters. The cavalcade depicted on an epic scale shows the 34 margraves, dukes, electors and kings of the Wettin dynasty who ruled Saxony between 1127 and 1873. An absolute must!
Few joys in life could beat a leisurely stroll through the old town and its visual festivals.
Speaking of parties – recharge your batteries with fresh water on the go regional delicacies and specialties in one of the many cafes and restaurants? Then continue your enlightening tour past the Catholic Hofkirche and up a flight of stairs to the Brühl Terrace, nicknamed “Balcony of Europe”. Completed in 1551 and located in front of a key component of the city’s former ramparts, its military importance gradually declined. Since then it has been given new life as one of the tourist and architectural highlights alongside the Academy of Arts and the Albertinum. Remains of the former Dresden fortress, the oldest building in the Elbe city, have been preserved in the shade to this day.
The Fortress Museum Festes Dresden opened its doors with an exhibition entitled “Celebrations, Dramas and Disasters – As You Have Never Seen Them”. Breathtaking 360-degree projections combine with the latest audiovisual technology to enable visitors to take unforgettable leaps into the past. And its surroundings – apparently underground – will seduce everyone who wants to explore Dresden from a new perspective.
In fact, Dresden is a museum lover’s paradise and with more than 50 venues on par with London. The Old Masters Picture GalleryHere you will find, for example, countless masterpieces by Rubens, Rembrandt and Canaletto, not to forget the famous Sistine Madonna by Raphael. And treasuries are no richer than the world famous ones green Vaultwhich is also one of the oldest museums in Europe.
If you want to spend the time more active on the water, you can relax on one Rubber dinghy or canoe tour on the Elbehow the beautiful old town unfolds before your eyes.
Or maybe on a paddle steamer one of the oldest and largest steamboat fleet All over the world, on the way to Loschwitz, where the beauty of the most famous Dresden bridge, the Blue miraclewaiting.
Even more reasons to visit this part of the city – as if you needed them – are the lazy streets and colorful boutiques, sumptuous mansions and their sumptuous entrances and decorative half-timbered houses.
This is also the point where the funicular goes to White deer The district and the suspension railway to Oberloschwitz were put into operation over a century ago and offer a view of the Elbe Valley that will take your breath away.
Another must for Elbland vacationers is Pillnitz Park and Castle further east – nowhere else in Europe can you find a more beautiful example of a Chinoise palace complex.
Dresden and all its innumerable facets form a collective work of art in every respect that is bursting with life, colors and exuberance to the core.
Meanwhile, laid-back lifestyle enthusiasts should look no further than the city’s alternative scene, most of which unfold over time 150 bars, clubs and studios in Neustadt. Street and experimental art abounds and pride of place goes to them Kunsthofpassage, an ensemble of interconnected backyards, with the individual courtyard facades each having their own design theme.
But dreamlike Dresden, beautiful enough to earn the nickname “Florence on the ElbeIsn’t the only gem in this region.
Also worth visiting is the “Saxon Switzerland“Mountain range with its epic rock formations, while wine lovers win the castles, palaces and wonderful landscapes of the Dresden Elbland region, whose epic green deserves a special mention. You will not find a better place to enjoy the healing time surrounded by beautiful nature, whether you are walking or pedaling.
The hikers among you will be equally satisfied with it extensive range of tours and unforgettable views They are contained in the cleanest air and far removed from normal loads. Days full of nature and encounters are ahead. We encourage you to whet your appetite, explore the region’s castles, parks and gardens, stroll romantically to a gourmet venue of your choice and enjoy the best of regional dishes and specialties.
In Dresden Elbland you are never too far away from one inviting vineyardand the numerous rustic wine bars in the heart of the Saxon Wine Route are likely just minutes away. This may be one of Germany’s smallest wine-growing regions, but the exclusive tastings and vineyard tours it hosts will create a lasting memory.
Visitors too Wackerbarth Castle Enjoy the first wine adventure estate in all of Europe, which will be just as indispensable as the nearby Magnificent Meissen. This city, which is more than 1,000 years old, gained in the production of Meissen porcelain – the first in all of Europe – began in 1708.
At the top of the list for visitors should be a stop at Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. The live workshops shown here give visitors an insight into the handcraft of Meissen porcelain using the best traditional techniques. To this day, the intertwined Saxon swords are a synonym for porcelain of incomparable quality and exceptional craftsmanship.
Another attraction not to be missed before heading home is the late Gothic style Albrechtsburg Castleenthroned high above the Elbe. It is considered the first castle of its kind in German-speaking countries and the cradle of Saxony.
Take it from us – the narrow-gauge railway from Radebeul, the heart of the Saxon wine route and the Home of Karl MayIt is definitely worth taking the path along the beautiful Lößnitzgrund valley to Moritzburg.
Visit the former Hunting lodge and summer residence of Augustus the Strong, one of the most picturesque moated castles in Europe, which has achieved cult status thanks to the German-Czech film adaptation of “Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella”. And if you need more motivation for Moritzburg, the dense forests, the beautiful pond landscapes and the smallest castle in Saxony are that Pheasant castle.
World-class art & culture, beautiful landscapes and untouched nature reserves, picturesque vineyards with excellent wines, great hiking trails and gourmet delicacies galore!
Which facet you reveal in every season, Dresden Elbland remains an irresistible draw.