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As part of this year’s celebrations of German reunification, we previously introduced you to Hamburg. But there is another city you shouldn’t miss when travelling to Germany, especially not in the pre-Christmas season: Dresden.

Dresden is the capital of Saxony and a masterpiece of its own. Its biggest attraction, the Church of our Lady, was destroyed during World War 2, and as part of former Eastern Germany, it wasn’t openly accessible to tourists for many years.

A few years after German reunification, the baroque church was finally reopened and restored in 1994. Now it’s shining more than ever, and talking to you in this inspirational video about Dresden:

Dresden is sometimes referred to as the Florence of Germany, and rightly so!

There are many things to do in Dresden; between the stunning Church of our Lady and the sheer beauty of the city center, it is also packed with museums of art and history that can fill a culture lover’s schedule for days.

If you visit Dresden in the pre-Christmas season make sure to visit the Striezelmarkt, which is Germany’s oldest Christmas market!

Do you have more favorite attractions in Germany? Share them with #germany25reunified

Featured Photo Credit: Heribert Pohl


  1. I’ve been few times to Dresden but it was all many years ago. I was planning a trip there this past August but on the day I was about to leave I got pretty sick and had to cancel everything :/ Too bad as I was really hoping to revisit this amazing city and see how it has changed! Hopefully I will get there next year, Dresden really is such an underrated destination in Germany!

    • I so hope you can get back next year Kami – it truly is a remarkable city. Sorry you had to cancel your last trip.

      Happy holidays, and hopefully you can get a Dresden trip up and running in 2015!

  2. Dresden looks beautiful- it’s on my list for Christmas Markets that I hope to visit next year, I hear they are fabulous!

    • I havent actually been to the Christmas markets but also hear they are just amazing. I would love to be in this part of the world during the holidays – maybe I’ll have to meet you there next year!!

  3. Beautiful pictures and video! Germany has several great places to see or things to do during the Christmas season! Thanks for sharing!

    • Glad you enjoyed it Mary! Merry Christmas :)

  4. When I was in Germany last I went to Munich and Heidelberg, completely missing out on Dresden unfortunately :( I would just love to go back at this time of year (my favourite time of year) and explore festive places such as Striezelmarkt!!

    • Sounds like the perfect excuse to head back! Christmas markets in Germany are some of the best too, so it’d definitely be a treat to get back around December.

      I hope you can make it happen for 2015!

  5. We went there last summer and were blown away. just a gorgeous little city.
    Frank (bbqboy)

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed your time! I also loved my time in Dresden – I was only there for a day, so not nearly enough, but am looking forward to getting back to explore further :)

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