Dresden is the tourists’ jewel in the crown of Germany. Being located just five miles from the border with the Czech Republic the city abounds with an express coloring of Saxony. This city is phoenix that rose from the ashes after large-scale bombing by the British and American aviation. The extraordinary beauty of baroque architecture as well as the famous Elbe river (on the bank of which the city was built) do their part too. Many historians and travelers call Dresden "the German Florence". Exciting beauty of its buildings, spread wide avenues, museums, which are full of numerous famous works of art - all of this won’t leave you indifferent.
Pleasant memories will please you for a long time after visiting Dresden and surely you will want to return to this fantastic city again! This is one of the essential places to visit during a holiday in Europe.
There are many different sights in Dresden.
One of the key sights is the so-called Dresden gallery. It is a unique art gallery, which is a part of the Zwinger - one of the most-beautiful park and garden complexes in the world made in the Baroque style, which externally resembles silhouettes of Peterhof. The local collection of paintings can only be compared to the collection of works in the Louvre. Here you can see the famous original painting of "Sistine Madonna" by Raphael.
The biggest feature of the city is the Cathedral of Dresden. Being located directly on the banks of the Elbe river, the cathedral impresses with its beauty and stateliness. Outside, the majestic cathedral is decorated with 80 sculptures of the saints, at the top you can see the majestic bell tower.
Dresden State Opera deserves special attention, it is one of the most beautiful theaters not only in Germany but also in the world. The three-storey building in the Baroque style impresses travelers with its rich architectural decoration, luxury finishes and majestic look. When you will see it - you will definitely want to buy a ticket to witness the evening performance and finally to find out what is the secret of this extraordinary opera!
- Do not forget to bring your insurance and your passport as you will have to cross the German border;
- Travel time to Dresden from Prague is 2 hours. You won’t get tired at all, but at the same time you will learn a lot of interesting things
- You shall choose more classic style of clothes to put on in order to visit the gallery;
- Germany is located in the euro zone. Therefore, we recommend you to bring a certain amount of euro cash. You can exchange currencies at favorable rates in the Czech Republic;
- Prices for some products in Germany are higher than in the Czech Republic and other European countries, but the level of quality often rises together with the price;
- Dresden is a nice place to go shopping. The choice of goods is much wider;
- Johann Gottfried Girder named Dresden as Florence on the Elbe for the first time at the beginning of the XIX century fairly comparing it to one of the most beautiful cities of Italy.