German Castle, a hunting lodge originally in the town of Moritzburg, close to Dresden. Its imposing yellow corner towers, and the lake surrounding it, make this castle one of the most significant examples of military architecture in
Pillnitz Castle is conveniently located on the Elbe, reached by a relaxing sail from Dresden city centre. This was once the location of the luxury residence of the princes of Saxony, in a structure consisting of three different
Everyone who comes to Moritzburg comes to see the castle, in the middle of a lake, but only some come to stroll around its gardens. We walk up to the 2nd palace, less spectacular but interesting. I think the translation of its name is
Very close Fasanenschlösslein Palace, on a small lake, is where you'll find the Lighthouse of Moritzburg. This lighthouse was built in 1770 just for the king's entertainment. The lighthouse in question is located in a small harbor,
A great outdoor cinema, open in summer, with beautiful views of the old town at dusk. There's a great atmosphere, especially when they show classics, like Dirty Dancing. Sometimes, there's a themed party based on the movie afterwards.
This equestrian statue of Frederick Augustus I the Strong, is one of Dresden's symbols . The statue depicts the king dressed as a Roman emperor, and stands on the Hauptstrasse, the pedestrian part of the new part of town, at the end
"The transparent factory" of Volkswagen is where the Phaeton is manufactured. The idea was to create a luxurious class of VW using the latest techniques in the automobile industry, whilst honoring the values of a company with a long
It was a great weekend at German GP 2011 in Sachsenring and a must to visit the city of Dresden. I was pleasantly surprised by its tourist attractions and very nice people. Friendly, polite and always ready to assist you. If you have
One of the nicest things you can do in Dresden is strolling along the banks of the Elbe River, a pleasant walk for miles with a perfect view where you can enjoy the beautiful architecture, sit and read a good book or watch the beauty
The Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), is a symbol of Dresden, and a spectacular Baroque Lutheran church. It was completely destroyed during the Second World War, and the GDR kept its ruins as a monument to remember the destruction of
Comprising some 24,000 Meissen porcelain tiles, Fürstenzug is the largest porcelain tile work in all the world. Located 0n Augustusstraße Street, on the north wall of the royal court between the Palace Square and the Frauenkirche
Hofkirche or Cathedral of Holy Trinity Cathedral is a Catholic Cathedral in the old town of Dresden. This huge Baroque church is constructed in sandstone (like almost everything in this city), its nave is 52 meters long and 18 meters
Zwinger Palace is one of the must-see attractions in the city of Dresden. It stands in the old town, between the Semperoper opera house and Postplatz, and was built on the site of an old fortress. I highly recommend getting up early
Sometimes the follies of humans create great buildings ..... Surely no one imagines that this building is in Dresden, the Florence of the north, and I'm sure no one believes that it is a factory. In this case a businessman ve made his
The huge hall (Neues Rathaus), neo-Renaissance, is in the southeast of the old city, and was built in 1910. Its circular tower of 70 meters, with a golden statue of Hercules at the top, provides the best view of the Old City, Dresden.