Continuing on…

Before Ito and I left Berlin for the next leg of our trip, a day trip to somewhere-we-never-thought-of-beforehand beckoned, and the German city of Dresden fit the bill perfectly. When we had searched our map and researched online to decide on where to pop in for the day, we found the picturesque city of Dresden which was only a (slightly over) 2-hour train ride away.

It was a drizzly day when we set off, but the gray skies did nothing to diminish the beauty of the “Jewel Box”, as the city center of Dresden is known. Situated a short walk from the Dresden Central Station, we found a beautiful city center ‘encrusted’ by Baroque and Rococo style buildings and monuments, with the majestic River Elbe (close to the Czech border) running beside it.

Despite the wet weather, Dresden was definitely an enchanting sight to behold…

PA080197Walking around the city–view from under my umbrella

L1150134The city has a long cultural and artistic history…

DSC_0622…as it was the capital and royal residence for the Kings of Saxony

PA080203We came prepared for walking in the rain…

L1150126Dresden Castle has been the home of kings for nearly 400 years

DSC_0634The breathtaking F├╝rstenzug is a 335 ft outdoor artwork made of 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles!

*Photos by Ito & Tippi

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