The capital of the free state of Saxony in Germany, Dresden, is a miraculous city. Important politically, historically and for education, it is also a city for those who want to indulge in decadent baroque architecture, lush greenery and luxury shops.
Where Should You Stay?
The incredible architecture of Dresden means that there are lots of amazing, luxury buildings that you could stay in. Our favourite for architecture is the Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski. Built in the 18th century by Saxon king, August the Strong, as a pledge of love to his mistress, it is a glorious building to behold. With a spa, a patisserie and five different places to eat and drink, you really are in the lap of luxury with this hotel.
Where Should You Eat?
Two of the most luxurious restaurants in Dresden are actually within the Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski – they even have Michelin stars! But if you fancy exploring the rest of the city and seeing what it has to offer, then there are plenty of amazing places to eat!
Alte Meister is a café by day and a restaurant by night. During the day, it serves breakfast and light, affordable lunches, but by night it turns into an institution of fine dining. Ideal if you’re thinking of visiting the opera or the art gallery, which are situated nearby.
The Pfunds Molkerei is a dairy turned delicatessen, with a whole host of wine and cheeses on offer. Covered floor to ceiling in delicate porcelain mosaic, you can eat a snack down stairs or enjoy a sit-down meal upstairs.
What Should You Go and See?
The whole of the city centre is a fascinating walk. Wander around and you’re sure to come across an attraction that you want to see. The city has a hoard of old masters for you to enjoy, with Raphael’s Sistine Madonna, Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus, and German artists like Cranach and Durer. Head to Alaunstrasse if counterculture interests you, then to the Konigstrasse for some fabulous restoration work, and to the riverside gardens for a relaxing stroll.
Where Should I Spend All My Money?
There are lots of shopping destinations in Dresden, so you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to splashing the cash. Prager Straße is the most famous shopping area in Dresden, so if you’re planning a shopping trip, then this is the place to go. With an array of boutique fashion houses to shop in and gardens to relax in, there’s something to please everyone here.
So there you have it, the best places to go to holiday in luxury in Dresden!