Set on the banks of the River Elbe, Dresden is a German city guaranteed to impress. With cheap Dresden apartments to rent from private owners this Saxon city is a top city break destination. The Old City to the left of the Elbe boasts fabulous Renaissance and Baroque architecture much of which has now been fully restored following bombing during World War II. The Frauenkirche or The Church of Our Lady is the city’s most famous sight and attracts thousands of visitors a day to see its restored marble interior. For students of art, architecture or music Dresden is as important a destination as the capital city of Berlin itself. The impressive Academy of Arts building has now been fully restored and hosts international art exhibitions.
When to go to Dresden
The best way to see the city is by foot and in summer locals and tourists alike hang out on the banks of the river with a Weissbier. The Christmas markets or Weihnachtsmarkt are not to be missed and serve up a healthy slice of traditional Lebkuchen to wash down with a Gluhwein as well as handicrafts and winter wares from the local area. On the right bank of the river the New Town is the place to head for a more eclectic taste of Dresden with vegan cafes and bars and pubs nestled in amongst artist studios and student accommodation. There are many apartments in this area of the city for rent.
Getting to and around Dresden
Dresden is easily reached from the UK by air. Many cheap airlines operate flights to and from the city airport. For overland travellers, Dresden is just a 2-hour train ride away from the capital city of Berlin. If you intend to travel further east from Dresden, Prague is just across the German/Czech border. Other German cities, such as Leipzig, can also be easily reached by train or car.
Where to stay in Dresden
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