Dresden, the ancient city of Germany is a living example of the extravagant Baroque architecture.
Jun 14, 2019
Known as the “Florence on the Elbe” Dresden is one of the cities to have successfully maintained the traditional architectures as well as redesigned the city with new structures. After the destruction in World War 2, it has emerged as the cultural and historical centre of the country.
The Bastei Rock Formation
Around 200 metres above the Elbe River, this geological structure is a result of water erosion that happened millions of years ago. An afternoon here, observing this natural wonder would be quite memorable.
One of the most magical experiences in Dresden, is Striezelmarkt – a Christmas market that has a history of around 580 years.
Built in the 11th century, Frauenkirche faced a major destruction during the Second World War and was re-erected between 1994 and 2005.
About 3,500 individual stones were used from the old remains. It still holds the eye of the visitors, with its giant stance.
Semper Opera is named after its famous architect, Gottfried Semper. The Opera house boasts of a rich history of shows by legendary theater artists. It too, retains the signature style of Baroque architecture.
The Zwinger Royal Palace served the purpose of hosting festivities and exhibitions during the royal era, but now it has transitioned into an interesting museum comprising of old pictures, Dresden Porcelain Collection, etc.
A relaxing walk along the river bank of Elbe, treats your eyes with a mesmerizing riverscape.
You can enjoy numerous old steamers with paddle wheels and salon ships from which you can gaze at the intricate castles around.