After a long day in Potsdam and Leipzeg, we arrived to the West Bellevue hotel in Dresden. Guys, this hotel is in a prime location. It was just a short bridge walk away from all the sites of Dresden. I mean, check out the view from our hotel room.
The next morning, we got up and wandered into the city. I cannot begin to cover how much we all loved Dresden. The city was small and compact, but absolutely everything we wanted to see was manageable. But, man, the whole place was utterly charming and beautiful.
We began our day with a quick walking tour of the city which included a quick stop at the Procession of Princes mural, a 394-foot mural along the wall in the Royal Mews courtyard depicts a parade of Saxony rulers. Surviving World War II firebombings, it was a an incredible piece of art.
There was also a stop at the world famous Dresden opera house, which did not allow tourists inside, but was a stunning building.
The Opera sits in theatreplartz, which was full of restored, stunning buildings. Let’s just take a little look around, shall we?
We concluded our city with a stop at the Green Vault museum, which highlighted the jewels of the Saxon kings. If you love shiny things, this is your museum. Plus, your ticket covers a whole museum compound and is good for all day.
The museum complex was right near the Versaille-inspired Zwinger Palace. Although the palace was packed, it was incredibly beautiful and I cannot imagine how much more stunning it would be in summer. Check out the gardens, for real. The palace had a walk around the top of the garden walls that should not be missed.
After we finished hanging out in the pretty part of Dresden, we headed off to the Dresden Molkerei Pfund, which is the world’s most beautiful dairy, according to the Guinness book of world records. I mean, how could we not go?!?!
I was not allowed to take pictures there, but check out the site and the pictures I shameless stole from Google.
A bottle of wine and two cheese platters later, and we began our walk home. Man, the cheese was on point, guys. It was just so pretty in there… like everything in Dresden.
Dresden’s Christmas Market traditionally called Striezelmarkt, named after the world’s most famous Stollen Christmas cake! It was set in a lovely town center. We grabbed a quick pic or two during the day,
However, as stunning as Dresden is during the day, you need to go there in the evening. After the dairy, we took a quick nap and then headed to dinner at the Christmas market. Dresden at night will take your breath away.
The Christmas market was huge, happening, and had by the far, one of the best brat burgers we have ever had.
The next day, we left this view. I can honestly say, I would return to Dresden in a heartbeat.