Dresden

Striezelmarkt

Christmas market in Dresden – Striezelmarkt

Every year around the end of November the oldest Christmas market in Germany opens its gates; the Striezelmarkt in Dresden. We went on an excursion to this traditional Christmas market in Dresden.

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metropolis on the Elbe

Dresden – impressions from the metropolis on the Elbe

We went for a little stroll through Dresden, a metropolis on the Elbe. We’d like to share our impressions. Especially when it gets dark the scenery becomes fascinating.

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Dresden Frauenkirche

Dresden Frauenkirche

Dresden is home to the Frauenkirche (Chruch of Our Lady). The original name “Unserer Lieben Frauen“ (Our beloved ladies) got shortened over the years to become the term that is used today: Frauenkirche.

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Golden Horseman on the market square Neustädter Markt

Golden Horseman on the market square Neustädter Markt

The Neustädter Markt (Neustädter market) is in the inner New Town of Dresden. It is the intersection of Hauptstraße (Main Road), Augustusbrücke (Augustus Bridge), Köpckestraße and Meißner Straße.

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Procession of Princes - Mural in Dresden

Procession of Princes – Mural in Dresden

Every time we had visited Dresden I was magically drawn to it – the Procession of Princes. It really is a shame that a piece of art like this is so well hidden in Dresden.

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Zwinger Palace Dresden

Zwinger Palace Dresden

Right in the heart of Dresden is what might be the most well-known building of the Baroque period – the Zwinger Palace Dresden. It is a must-see for every visitor and it is pretty in every season.

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Loschwitz Bridge

The bridge “Blaues Wunder”

The bridge “Blaues Wunder” (literally: blue miracle; figuratively: German idiom for a great surprise or shock) is a peculiar bridge. It is a suspension bridge.

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castles in the Elbe valley

Small castles in the Elbe valley

The three Elbe Castles are located on the Elbe hillside in Dresden. They are called “Albrechtsschlösser” by the public and are part of the World Cultural Heritage Elbe Valley (2007 – 2009). Each of the three castles is nice to look at.

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