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  • Writer's pictureMatti Geyer

Discover Dresden: A Hidden Gem Beckons in 2024

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If you're seeking a travel destination that seamlessly combines history, art, and revitalization, look no further than Dresden, the capital of Saxony. The New York Times' prestigious "Places to Go" list for 2024 has thrust Dresden into the limelight, recognizing its recent endeavors in restoring the iconic Dresden Castle, commemorating the 300th anniversary of its construction.



A Day Trip from Berlin: A Stone's Throw Away

For travelers exploring Berlin, Dresden stands as the perfect day trip or onward journey. Conveniently located just 1 hour and 50 minutes away by train, with almost hourly services, the journey is not only efficient but also remarkably comfortable. A scenic ride through the German countryside offers a delightful preview of the cultural treasures that await.


Embark on a Journey Through Caspar David Friedrich's Legacy

Dresden is set to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Caspar David Friedrich, one of Germany's most renowned Romantic painters. Friedrich, a favorite son of the Romantic movement, spent over 40 years in Dresden. The city is hosting a myriad of events, including exhibitions at the Albertinum and Kupferstich-Kabinett museums, along with hikes through Dresden's Elbland, allowing visitors to follow in the footsteps of this great Romantic artist.


Explore Dresden's Cultural Tapestry

Dresden's allure extends beyond its Romantic heritage. The city's architectural marvels, vibrant culture, and rich history beckon explorers. Immerse yourself in the majestic Zwinger, witness the grandeur of the Royal Cathedral, and stroll through Theaterplatz with the Opera House as the backdrop. The city reveals its layered history at every turn, with captivating stories etched into its cobblestone streets.


To truly delve into Dresden's essence, consider a private tour with "See My Dresden." Led by a passionate team, including Karen, Laura and Seema, the tours offer a nuanced perspective of the city. Their personal connection with Dresden and their dedication to sharing its stories make each tour a memorable experience. They even offer Culinary Tours and Private Excursions to Meissen or Saxon Switzerland.


Meet the Team Behind See My Dresden

Seema Prakash, the founder, shares her deep connection with Dresden, having been captivated by its architecture and stories. The team, driven by a shared passion for the city, continually develops new tours, offering a smorgasbord of options for visitors.


Public Tours: A Comprehensive Introduction

For a comprehensive introduction to Dresden, consider the classic guided walk offered by See My Dresden. This two-hour walk through the old town encompasses iconic landmarks like Theaterplatz, the Royal Cathedral, Zwinger, Royal Palace, the Procession of Princes, and the Church of Our Lady. The walk takes place on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and is priced at 20€.


Culinary Recommendations: Savor Dresden's Flavors

After a day of exploration, refuel at one of Seema's recommended restaurants. Raskolnikoff, Pulverturm, or Dresden 1900 offer delightful culinary experiences, adding a gastronomic dimension to your Dresden adventure.


In 2024, Dresden is not just a destination; it's an invitation to explore history, art, and culture in a city that continues to captivate hearts. So, hop on a train from Berlin, uncover the secrets of Dresden, and let See My Dresden guide you through its fascinating tapestry.


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