Sometimes you need to spend a couple of hours in between flights or while you change the train station, we all faced that, right? Dresden is a wonderful city full of history, unbelievable architecture and atmosphere. If you have even 2 hours, I suggest spending some time in the city!
The best place to see the city for such a short period of time – is Innere Altstadt. It is a district in the old town and the historic centre of Dresden.
Have a cup of coffee in local restaurants and visit:
- Frauenkirche church – majestic building! Was built in the 18th century, and later was destroyed during World War II. By the decision of local East German leaders, the remaining ruins were left for 50 years as a war memorial. Reconstruction works started in 1994 and were completed in 2005. Take your time and walk in to see the interior. All building looks beautiful inside as well.
- The Zwinger Palace – one of the most well-known places in Dresden. Impressive garden and architecture! Spend some time walking around and visit the gallery. During the summer you can come here to enjoy open-air concerts, some special events with classical music.
- Fürstenzug – a large mural of a mounted procession of the rulers of Saxony. The 35 noblemen, Margraves, Electors, Dukes and Kings, are shown on horseback while foot soldiers and other people accompany them
- The Semperoper – opera house, opened in 1841 which shows an amazing artwork of architectures! After a devastating fire in 1869, it was rebuilt, completed in 1878. This place invited many legendary composers. Interior worths it to just go inside and pay attention to all the details. Some of the ornaments were made just for acoustic purposes.
You will see a lot of street performers in the historic part of Dresden, creating an innovative and pleasant vibe which lends itself well to the surroundings, inspiring all your senses as you slowly walk through an area rich in history and architectural bliss
I hope this entices you to experience all that Dresden has to offer!