While visiting Germany this spring, I had the opportunity to visit a few places that were a bit off the beaten path, yet a perfect day-trip from Berlin.
One such city, Dresden, is the capital of the German state of Saxony and I loved it so much that I ended up staying for an extended weekend. Dresden is quite a photogenic place and is known as the “Florence” of Germany due to it’s gorgeous architecture, the iconic domed Frauenkirche, and picturesque bridges over the Elbe River.
Simply going for a walk here will introduce you to a boundless list of cultural activities, history, and surprises. There’s the Green Vault in Dresden Castle, a gorgeous museum containing the largest collection of treasures in Europe. Just a sort walk from there is The Zwinger, another palace-turned-museum with sprawling courtyards and picturesque gardens.
Throughout Dresden, you’ll find plenty of delicious foods to keep your energy up for exploring. From fresh-baked dense and nutty German breads to Saxon style stews and soups. I’m actually working on some food stories and itinerary suggestions, but in the meantime I wanted to share some photos for travel inspiration …