The Christmas Garden in Dresden Pillnitz

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The magical journey in the Christmas Garden Dresden-Pillnitz begins at dusk. From 14 November 2018 to 6th January 2019 the Pillnitz Palace Park will be, for the very first time ever, the venue for a breath-taking illumination inspired by the great success of “Christmas in...

Travelling with children?

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Contrary to what people often think, children can in fact be dragged into museums and cultural venues while on holiday. You just need to work in some playtime in between to compensate. If you are spending more than just a few hours in Dresden and have a car, I may have a nice...

The Elbe River – Lifeline of Saxony

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The Elbe river is strongly associated with the Saxon identity. With a length of 1.091 kilometers it is the third longest river in Europe. It is the largest river in Saxony and for centuries the Elbe river has considerable economic importance. Only the Elbe river, from all the...

Cheers! 1.000 years of beer in Saxony

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Since Saturday, April 24, 2015 a new special exhibition has begun in the Albrechtsburg Castle in Meißen. The occasion is a chronicle of the entry Thietmar of Merseburg from the year 1015. There he tells the story of a honey beer at the Meissen castle that was not only drunk, but...

“On the King’s Stone” – New permantent exhibition at the Fortress Königstein

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“In Lapide Regis – On the King’s stone” is the name of the new large permanent exhibition at the fortress Königstein, which officially opens May 1, 2015,  its doors to all visitors. After more than 25 years of research and collection work, one can now...

Exploring Saxon Switzerland

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The official season for exploring Saxon Switzerland has been opened after Easter. This means the stairs, protective railings and bridges have all been repaired. All together there are 21 kms of stairs that allow one to climb 5000 meters. Since many of the stairs are made of wood,...

Special Romantic exhibition in the Albertinum to be extended

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Already more than 50,000 visitors have been attracted by the exhibition “Dahl and Friedrich. Romantic Landscapes” at the Albertinum Dresden. Thus it is one of one of the strongest magnet for visitors of the Dresden State Art Collections. Following the success of this...
Schrebergardens in Dresden

Schrebergardens in Dresden

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Well, this is a bit of an unusual topic for someone to blog about on a Walking Tours of Dresden website, but it is a subject that has interested me since I decided to make Dresden my home almost 15 years ago. Let me start with a little background information about myself. Before...
Vineyards in Radebeul

Wine Festivals in and around Dresden in September

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It has become colder, the sun is loosing power in these weeks. Autumn is coming. It’s the time when grape harvest starts. Wine growing has first time been mentioned in the Upper Elbe valley around 1400 and up to now white and red wine is cultivated in and around Dresden. In...

THE OPENING OF THE WALDSCHLÖSSCHEN BRIDGE

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Dresden is celebrating the opening of a new bridge those days. It is the Waldschlösschen bridge, a bridge that was and is much talked about here. It has been one of the most controversial projects in Dresden in the last years. It had been the locals who decided for the bridge in...
Moritzburg Castle

WINTER JOY IN THE SURROUNDINGS OF DRESDEN

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Not only Dresden has to offer a lot during the winter months, but also the palaces and landscapes in its surroundings. Thus, the hunting lodge of Augustus the Strong provides besides a charming landscape, the paradise in a nutshell (little pheasant castle), a permanent exhibition...