The pomp and splendour of Dresden
Bombastic baroque in Dresden’s picturesque old town and colourful urban art in the grungy and alternative new city. Dresden is a city with two sides. Book a flight to Dresden and discover the history of this elegant German city. Due to the city’s sheer abundance of art, architecture and culture, Dresden is also known as ‘Florence on the Elbe’. It will take you some time to see everything.
Reconstruction of the baroque city
Dresden is known for being one of the world’s most beautiful, baroque cities. Many buildings in Dresden were destroyed during WW2, so the city began rebuilding its cultural heritage after the war. For this reason, Dresden’s well-known baroque cathedral and the Zwinger complex, the city’s showpiece, were restored to all their former glory. Why not take an early stroll around this baroque complex and experience its beauty. You can round off the day with a cruise along the Elbe in a classic steamer. Dresden is not only the ideal destination for weekend holidays, it’s also the perfect starting point for a longer vacation in Germany. Treat yourself: book a flight to Dresden now!
Fairytale Saxon Switzerland Mountains
The Saxon Switzerland National Park is around 30 kilometres from Dresden. Here you can take in the immense sandstone mountains interspersed with endless trees. It’s a true paradise for climbers and hikers. You’ll also find medieval fortresses and castles hidden amongst the greenery. The Saxon Switzerland Mountains offer a picturesque landscape where you can spot deer, wild boar and maybe even a fairy.
Flights to Dresden for a unique holiday
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ARTS & CULTURE
Near the centre of Dresden, towards the southeast, stands Pillnitz Castle. In the 18th century, this was the home of Anna Constantia von Brockdorff, the Countess of Cosel. She was the most famous in a long string of mistresses of August II the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony.
ACTIVE & OUTDOOR
There are few cities in German history that experienced Dresden’s level of destruction during the Second World War. At the end of the war, the city was practically reduced to rubble. So it is hardly surprising that the city is home to the Bundeswehr Military History Museum. Featuring 1,950 square metres of modern exhibit space, this is the largest military museum in the world.
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