In Pictures: Weekend Getaway to Dresden

A little while ago, a short weekend getaway to Dresden was on the agenda. 


Dresden is the capital of one of Germany’s federal states called Saxony. Throughout the years, it has become more famous especially for its main landmark, the ‘Frauenkirche’ (Women’s Church).

T. and I took the train from Leipzig on a Saturday morning and arrived in Dresden about an hour later. Unfortunately, the weather could have been better but you know, it’s one of the least things I’ll complain about. 

We made our way over to the swissôtel which really impressed me (bargain, discount, whatever you want to call it, for otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to afford it).

We could even see the ‘Frauenkirche’ from our room, if only the church spire. 

We then started strolling around the city center. 

Here is a little glimpse: the ‘Frauenkirche’ from the inside. 

And this is the baroque architecture of the Zwinger with picturesque gardens and museums. 

Someone was snap happy, as always. 

We also went up the ‘Frauenkirche’ for a 360° view of Dresden. It’s 8 Euros for adults but if you’re still studying, you’ll only have to pay 5 Euros to go on top.

It was a short but really nice weekend getaway that made for a change. 

Have you been to Dresden before? I think that the east of Germany really is underrated. As you see, there are indeed architectural treasures - closer than you might think. Oftentimes, you don’t have to travel far, on the contrary.