1 dayExcursion type:
car / bus, countryside excursion, individual excursion
Days of: individual tour - any day of the week.
Starting point: at the reception desk of your hotel.
Duration: 11 hours.
It is not for nothing called the "Florence on the Elbe". Florence Italian and German Dresden are very similar: the city, anxiously and carefully preserving the rich heritage of art: ancient architectural buildings, priceless collection of paintings in museums and art galleries. For the 800-year history, the city has experienced as great times, and tragic. A black day in the history of Dresden on the night of 13 to 14 February 1945, after the attacks of allied troops and the bombing, killing most of the inhabitants, and the city was razed to the ground. After World War II he was actively restored, and it is still ongoing. Due to his love for the city and the efforts of the inhabitants, Dresden was returned to its former glory - the glory of the city-monument and the custodian of artistic values, which in addition to the world's masterpieces are preserved and stunning palace and landscape ensemble. Dresden was founded on the site of a Slavic fishing village as a settlement of merchants. Already in the XV century Dresden became the residence of the Saxon nobility, and later kings. By the XVIII century Dresden - center of the German Enlightenment, a city with a developed culture and economy. The most famous and the main attractions of Dresden, to visit and to admire to be that every visitor to this wonderful city: The Dresden art gallery - it collected and restored after the bombing of the treasures of world culture "Sistine Madonna" by Raphael, "Sleeping Venus" by Giorgione, "Dinara Caesar "Titian's" Portrait of a gentleman "Diego Velazquez et al., one of the most important and affluent sections of the gallery is a collection of paintings of the Renaissance; Zwinger - stunningly beautiful architectural ensemble in Baroque style in the old center of Dresden; Porcelain Museum, which houses the second largest in the world (after the collection in Istanbul) porcelain collection; Pillnitz - Europe's largest palace complex in the Chinese style. In Dresden, there is a "Russian trace", was born here Russian politician Peter Stolypin lived writer Fyodor Dostoevsky, loved to come here the composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, writer Ivan Turgenev, Russian thinker anarchist Mikhail Bakunin.
5 things to do in Dresden
1. See the original "Chocolate" - paintings that adorn the walls of Moscow coffee houses
2. Climb to the top of the Cathedral, which in 1945 was razed to dust
3. Walk to museums Castle, the residence of surviving the bombing in 1945
4. Spend a day in the most famous fortress city - Zwinger
5. Get into the Christmas service in the Kreuzkirche, and listen to the boys choir