Dresden – a trip back in time

This time, accompany German TV personality Tanja Bülter on a day in Dresden. This beautiful city is full of enchanting sights which shouldn’t be missed! Read on to find out what Tanja recommends if you only have a few hours to spare in between engagements.

Recently I was invited to moderate in Dresden during the famous Dresden Music Festival. Between rehearsal and my evening presentation, I had a few spare hours – perfect for a 3-hour booking with Blacklane to explore the Saxon capital.

My driver picks me up at my hotel, the Vienna House QF, which I can absolutely recommend. Modern and ideally located, you will find it directly next to the Frauenkiche church – the primary landmark of this metropolis of 500,000 inhabitants. With over €100 million in donations, the church, built in 1726, was consecrated again in 2005.

Our next landmark is the Procession of Princes: 23,000 tiles of Meissen porcelain which form the largest porcelain picture in the world. It’s really quite something when you’re standing right in front of it. For lunch, my driver will head for the Hilton Hotel. In the nearby Ogura restaurant, a sushi master prepares real delicacies.

Pleasantly full, I take my Blacklane to the trendy Neustadt district. Here you will find pubs, restaurants (e.g. Wulbert an der Rudolfstrasse), and many shops.

A stop at Pfunds Molkerei is one of my highlights. Probably the oldest (since 1892) and most beautiful milk shop in the world, it offers many delicacies, such as chocolate, in addition to classic products which make great souvenirs.

Just a short journey further, my driver drops me off at the Kunsthofpassage. I stroll through the many small courtyards, with their architectural mottos and imaginative designs. In between, small artisan shops and cafes invite you to linger.

After a long shopping trip, I visit the best spa in town – the Bülow Palais Hotel (5-star superior). A most excellent timeout! I reserve the last leg of my journey for such beautiful sights in Dresden as the Zwinger. This is considered the highlight of the Saxon baroque. You should definitely take some time for the palace and gardens. I really feel like I’ve gone back in time as I stand in front of the Catholic Court Church. Dresden is full of historical sites, such as the Semperoper, they are just too numerous to mention. I can highly recommend that you come and experience them yourself.

It’s high time for me to go back to the hotel to get ready for my engagement. The Dresden Music Festival is an integral part of the international classical music scene. Since 1978, it takes place annually between mid-May and the beginning of June. After my work on stage is done I have a nightcap in the Champagne Lounge, which is THE place to meet after sunset. My day in this wonderful city couldn’t end any better.