If you like the excess of Baroque architecture you’ll love the Zwinger.
The word ‘Zwinger’ derives from the German word ‘Zwingen’ which means to constrain, and ‘Zwingenhof’ refers to the area between... more
The Royal Palace, or Residenzschloss, was the permanent residence of the Kings and Electors of Saxony from 1485 until the abdication of Augustus III in 1918.
Starting out as a citadel in the 13th cent... more
The neat thing to observe is all the small mosaic porcelain tiles that make up this mural that stretches for about 300 feet and 30 feet in height. The mural was constructed in 1589 originally as part... more
Church was built in baroque style in 1726 – 1743. Second World War damaged church and for some time it was standing as a symbol of peace, anti-war.
Church was fully restored only in 2005. Actually,... more
The best views of the old town are from the opposite (Neustadt) riverbank. A plus are the several gardens along the river, starting at Marienbrücke with the garden of the Japanese Palace, the gardens... more
Semper Opera as built by German architect Semper, as the name of building clarifies. As Opera house, it is one of the most famous and the most oldest, also, as I should tell after sightseeing, one of... more
Writing a tip about somewhere that I haven’t gone into is something I try not to do but there are always going to be exceptions to the rule and The Hofkirche is one of them.
It’s a Dresden landmark... more
This church is located right in the so called nightlife district "Äußere Neustadt" which is also a popular residential area, in particular among young families and students. The congregation is very... more
Bruhl‘s terrace differently is called Europe‘s balcony (maybe due to just nice view, representing power and vitality of Europe). Place is like a promenade along Elbe river on one side and famous... more
„Yenidze is a strange name“ - I thought when I first heard it. It looked like Georgian word. Actually it is old cigarette factory, the name comes from former Ottoman Empire town. It was built in... more
This church is somewhat hidden behind the main Landsstrasse. It is the fourth church to be erected on this site. It was first dedicated in 1388, and after 1491 it burned down five times. This last... more
Original Albertinum dates back to the second half of the 19th century. It is a building that houses big collection of sculptures. All building complex is quite mixed, as new 21st century architecture... more
To the south of town by the palaces that set along the Elbe is the bridge called Blue Wonder-Blaus Wunder. It is the next to oldest bridge in Dresden because the rest were destroyed by WWII invasions.... more
Dresden has one of Germany's oldest Christmas markets and one that has not become overly touristy. These markets are the main reason to go to Germany in winter and are always a highlight for the first... more
Pillnitz Palace and gardens are a magnificent example of the harmonic combination of architecture and nature in Saxony.
Nothing of the previous medieval buildings remained. Elector Duke Augustus the... more
Unfortunately this renowned collection of new masters is currently closed for renovations but some of the works are on display at the Zwinger's Old Master's Gallery. It's been closed since 2006 so... more
This wonderful monument in the center of the old city area has so much to see and do inside and around the complex. Beside six different museums inside, the ornate facade and sculptures enhance the......
I visited Dresden on business in 1995 for the first time and fell in love with this beautiful city.
So whenever I had an opportunity, I visited it again and again with Irina and our German shepherds...
Performances at the Semper Opera House in Dresden are usually sold out weeks or months in advance. When this happens you will notice because they remove the ticket icon from that performance on their...