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A Day in Dresden - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Dresden is a popular stop for many tourists traveling from Berlin to Prague. Being well-connected to Berlin by road and rails, it hardly takes a few hours to reach Dresden, making it a favorite destination for a day trip. Being packed with numerous attractions that are a must-visit, the city does not let you have any leisure time during your 24 hours in Dresden. Although being wiped off during the devastating 1945 allied bombings, Dresden has risen from its ashes to be its majestic self. Most of the castles and churches have been restored and yet they continue to exude the old charm. If you are planning to spend one day in Dresden, then take a look at this ideal itinerary which will let you make the most of your time in the city.

How to spend 1 day in Dresden?

A Romanesque Morning

Have a hearty meal and set off towards Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross). This Romanesque church which was destroyed in 1945, now stands restored to exhibit Late Baroque Neoclassicism style of architecture. Then head towards Altmarkt which is the oldest square in Dresden. It was created in the 13th century and has many significant historical buildings. Continue towards Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), known as the gem of the city. Dating back to the 18th century, the church remnants served as war memorials for 50 years, after the 1945 bombings. This majestic structure, with its largest dome in Europe, will certainly leave you awestruck.

An Afternoon of Castle Hopping

After a quick lunch, head towards the Dresden Castle. On your way, pass along Fürstenzug (Procession of Princes). This large mural, dating back to the 19th century, depicts the procession of the rules of Saxony. The mural is a treat to the eye and is awe-inspiring. Reach the Dresden Castle which now serves as a museum complex. This former residence of the Saxon rulers exhibits a beautiful amalgamation of different architectural styles, namely the Baroque and Neo-renaissance style. Later, make your way towards the Zwinger Castle which showcases the royal heritage of Dresden. This palace, built in the Rococo style, is a spectacular piece of architecture. It now houses many museums. One must wander through the gardens and view the Nymphenbad fountain during their visit to Zwinger.

An Evening Dedicated to Art

As the sun starts inclining towards the west, head towards Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Gallery) to admire Renaissance and Baroque paintings created by renowned artists like Raphael, Titian, Van Dyk, Rubens, and many more. There are more than 750 paintings housed in this gallery. Then visit Semperoper that is the opera house which makes for a mesmerizing sight to behold. First built in 1841, it has been reconstructed a couple of times in the later year, but has retained its old charm. After a hectic day of wandering around the city, relax by the bank's river Elbe.

With this Dresden itinerary of 1 day at hand, you will be able to explore every nook and corner of the historical city.

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