Dresden, the capital of Saxony, is also one of its most beautiful cities. Honeymooners can enjoy the ornate spires, towers, and domes that dot the skyline while walking along the cobblestone streets. Those who visit the city today find it hard to believe that it was almost completely reduced to rubble by Allied bombings in 1945. Today, tourists admire the beauty of restored Dresden, appreciating the recreated architecture and design of its palaces, museums, and state buildings. Honeymooning in Dresden offers excellent restaurants, numerous cultural attractions, and a central location making it easier to explore other areas of Saxony.
At a Glance
- Zwinger Palace: This Baroque Palace is the home to three of Dresden’s most popular museums: The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Gallery), the Porzellansammlung (Porcelain Collection) the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (globes, clocks, telescopes, etc).
- Fürstenzug: Also known as the Procession of Princes is an ornate porcelain painting showing (almost) all of the Saxon rulers.
- Pfunds Molkerei: Decorated with thousands of hand-painted tiles, it’s no surprise that this small shop is known as the most beautiful milk store in the world. Try some of their famous wine, cheese and baguette and admire the craftsmanship.
- If you are traveling right before the holidays (late November through Christmas Eve), make sure to stop at the Dresden Striezelmarkt. Bask in the spirit of Christmas while sipping on mulled wine and strolling along the oldest Christmas Market in Germany.
- Take the Stadtrundfahrt hop-on/hop-off bus tour. There is a lot to see in Dresden and these bus tours cover it all.
- If your hotel has a complimentary breakfast, take advantage! In many cases these breakfast spreads are extravagant and include traditional German cuisines like cured meats, soft-boiled eggs, and lots and lots of fine cheeses – fill up before heading out.