Dresden, Germany

Dresden was never a city that spiked high on my Germany to-see list until I stumbled across it trying to find a midway point between Berlin and Prague on my mini-Europe adventure. A bit of research led me to the Striezelmarkt, which is one of the oldest and most traditional Christmas markets in Germany. That alone secured the city as a stop on my trip, but I absolutely fell in love with the place as I spent time exploring, and here are just a few of the many things I love about the city!

Panoramic view of Dresden

Panoramic view of Dresden – this is the view that made me fall in love with Dresden!

Panoramic view of Dresden

Panoramic view of Dresden – how often do you actually see green river banks in a city?

Panoramic view of Dresden

Panoramic view of Dresden

Dresden Altmarkt with Germany's oldest Christmas Market

Altmarkt with the famous Christmas Market

The Fürstenzug, Dresden

The Fürstenzug

Dresden Frauenkirche, also known as the Church of Our Lady

Dresden Frauenkirche

Sun setting behind Dresden Cathedral, Katholische Hofkirche, Germany

Sun setting behind Dresden Cathedral

Christmas market food Trdelník, Dresden Germany

Trdelník – commonly found in Czech Republic, but we stumbled upon several stalls in Dresden that made these. And yes, they did all need to be sampled.

Artwork in Dresden Neustadt, along Alaunstraße

Artwork in Dresden Neustadt

One of the musical buildings in Kunsthofpassage, Dresden

One of the musical buildings in Kunsthofpassage

One of the musical buildings in Kunsthofpassage, Dresden

One of the musical buildings in Kunsthofpassage

Artwork in Dresden Neustadt, the New Town

Artwork in Dresden Neustadt

View from the river bank of Dresden Old Town, Altstadt

View from the river bank of Dresden Old Town

German Christmas market lights

German Christmas market lights which are hung in homes all over Germany during the festive period

Apple on a Christmas tree in Dresden, GermanySpiral crisps at a German Christmas Market in Dresden, Germany Merry-Go-Round at Dresden's Altmarkt Christmas market, Germany  Drinks stall at Dresden Christmas Market, Germany

You can find my Dresden postcards here, or see what else I got up to in the city here.

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11 Comments

  1. June 16, 2016 / 9:22 am

    Great photos! This is a city I would love to visit

  2. June 17, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    Looks like a magical place! Very curious as to what the “Trdelník” tasted like! Was it sweet?!

  3. June 17, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    Never thought much about Dresden – in fact I always thought it’s name suggests that it’s quite dreary there! But these photos are lovely!

    • I wasn’t expecting much either, and was using the city more as a stop in between Hamburg and Prague. Definitely somewhere I love though, and the Christmas markets were amazing! And wow, love your photos!

      • November 3, 2016 / 10:59 pm

        Thanks! I’ve heard Christmas markets in Germany are the best. I need to go there someday around Christmas time 🙂

  4. March 11, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Amazing! Stunningly beautiful photos! Wasn’t really sure if I wanted to go to Dresden, but I have to admit it gained some points now haha

    • Thank you! Dresden never really ranked high on my to-visit list, but I’m really glad I went there and got to see another side to Germany. I’d definitely recommend a visit at Christmas 🙂

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