The Stollen Festival in Dresden

The Stollen Festival in Dresden

Dresdenis one of the most interesting destinations in Germany. If you wish to discover German city, you should plan your visit during the Stollen Festival in Dresden, which is today a veritable tradition of phenomenal size and weight. The origin of the festival Stollen is a traditional German cake containing dried fruits and covered with icing sugar. The dried fruits are macerated in rum or brandy for superior tasting bread. The cake eaten during Christmas is called Christstollen a... [ read more ]

Dresden's famous festivals

Dresden’s famous festivals

Dresden is an old German city documented since 1206 and was the home of many famous German kings. Many buildings in Dresden date from medieval times and they were home to the royal families. Dresden’s beautiful architecture and Dresden’s famous festivals bring over ten million tourists every year. Most of the tourists come from Germany, but the city also has a lot of international tourists, coming especially from US or China. Dresden is a stop between Prague and Berlin. The main attraction... [ read more ]

The Zwinger Palace in Dresden

The Zwinger Palace in Dresden

Dresden is a beautiful German city located on the Elbe River and is the capital of Saxony. The city has an important historical and cultural background and is often visited by foreign tourists because of its famous Bruehl’s Terrace and because of its historical old town. One of the main attractions in Altstadt (old town) is The Zwinger Palace in Dresden. The Palace history     The Zwinger Palace in Dresden is built in Baroque style, a Renaissance style characterized by ... [ read more ]

The Dresden Elbe Valley

The Dresden Elbe Valley

The Dresden Elbe Valley is a place of a natural beauty with many historic and cultural sites. It was developed in the 18th century and boats monuments and parks from the 16th century until today. Due to its diverse architecture, beautiful landscapes and immense land use, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. However, the site was delisted in 2009 due to the decision to build a new four-lane bridge that passes by. The valley has about 20 kilometres in total from the Pillnitz Palac... [ read more ]

Discover Dresden the capital of Saxony

Discover Dresden the capital of Saxony

    Dresden is an excellent European city break. In case you are travelling from Berlin to Prague, you should stop and discover Dresden the capital of Saxony. The city was founded on the site of a small Slavonic fishing village in the 15th century. It used to be the merchant’s settlement but also the seat of the local rulers. The beautiful site was the residence of the Saxons dukes, princes and kings for centuries. This city has experienced not only splendid and blooming eras... [ read more ]

The rebirth of Dresden

The rebirth of Dresden

The city of Dresden was heavily damaged during the Second World War, but the lovely city on the Elbe became as good as new or even better, during the last two decades. The city was rebuilt brick by brick and has led to the renaissance of industry in the East of Germany. Saxony was beaten down by the war, twenty years ago and Dresden was destroyed by fire bombing during the war. Most of the inhabitants decided to move to West Germany and the Saxony was getting empty. Anyhow, the city got the ... [ read more ]

Spending one day in Dresden

Spending one day in Dresden

Dresden is the capital of Saxony and is situated on the River Elbe, near the border with the Czech Republic. The city has Slavic origins and its original name, Drež?any, can be translated by “people of the riverside forest”. Dresden is an industrial, governmental and cultural city, famous mostly because of Bruehl's Terrace and its historic landmarks in the Old Town. It is an awesome place that you should visit in case you are in the region. You will definitely consider that spending one d... [ read more ]