Dresden or “Florence on the Elbe” is known for its historic center, which was devastated during the war. But in addition, the city has festivals, university city, museums, cultural entertainment, nightlife and natural beauty. The old city of the royal court maintains its tourist attraction. Since German reunification, the city has been transformed.
The Frauenkirche, Church of Our Lady which was destroyed in WW2 and rebuilt is one of the main stops among tourists. Beautiful, still has a minimuseu presenting to the public, the reconstruction process through photos and pieces.
One advantage is that it gives the city to visit several important points, all at once. Alongside the River Elbe, you can visit a museum complex.
Dresden also has numerous art galleries and many events. The most interesting attractions besides the Dresden Frauenkirche church are: the Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera and the city palace. With more than 50 museums and galleries worldwide renown with works of old and new talents in the art of painting. The orchestras of Dresden are among the best and most appreciated worldwide. The young literary scene of the city has highlighted the cultural landscape.
For leisure and fun, just get in the nightlife of the metropolis of Saxony. What else is the predominant student scene. With about 180 bars and also clubs on the outskirts of Neustadt district, the city center can draw attention of the public especially tourists with its numerous film festivals, dance and music. The famous Christmas Fair formed more than 570 years is also of movement.
With the most beautiful parks you can enjoy the beauty of the location on long walks. There are miles of bike paths in the extension of the Elbe River that attracts not only the riders but also practitioners of races and skaters. Outskirts of the city can be found a region known as the Switzerland of Saxony, or Saxon Schweiz in German, which with its curious sandstone formations provides one of the most interesting landscapes in Germany. Worth knowing.
Known as the financial center of Germany, Frankfurt is much more so. Unlike what many think, it is not like the big cities we know: crowded, noisy and chaotic. Forgetting its skyscrapers (the largest in Europe) contemporary architecture occupied by large multinationals, the city has a bucolic atmosphere. This maybe because the tall buildings follow the European standards that do not allow blocking the horizon. In addition, the city is home to Goethe, features historic attractions, art and architecture. Thirst for fairs, events and exhibitions, Frankfurt is quiet and displays historical traditions, cultural wonders and natural beauty.
To enjoy a beautiful panoramic view, it is not difficult to find a building that has a restaurant or cafe on the top floors. Already in the streets, walking around the valley Römer square and observe the architecture of the houses timbers contrasting with contemporary architecture mentioned above. At Christmastime, Römer gives space to a large fair held traditionally. With exhibits many treats and crafts options, among many other items natalinos, the place turns into great meeting point for locals and visitors who want to do Christmas shopping.
Another option for those looking for culture and knowledge is walking on the banks of the river Main, there we can find 12 of the 32 museums that the city hosts.
And speaking of museums, it pays to know the Museum / House of Goethe (Goethe) and know a bit more about the history of this great and renowned German writer who collected passions throughout his life. Goethe’s room, you can see the desk where he recorded his first poems. And on the wall, you’ll see some drawings that the German writer did during his childhood. In the music room, the visitor can check closely the musical interest of the family: Goethe played piano while his father, lute. His mother and sister usually sing.
Beside the Goethe House, is another interesting museum: art lovers can check the space that has different paintings exhibited by German artists such as Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840).
Following these tips sights, for sure you will enjoy and know that Frankfurt has to offer!