Right after New Year we did a spontaneous trip to Dresden. I’ve heard great things about the provincial capital of Saxony and it’s just a short 2 hour drive from Berlin. It’s a place filled with history and magical architecture, which is perfect for a winter getaway. Around the city there are lots and lots of castles as well and also the old devil’s bridge, which I wanted to see for ages. Unfortunately it’s under construction right now, so we decided to stop at one castle along the way instead.
The Moritzburg castle is settled in the beautiful landscape of Friedewald forest and was built in 1542 in Renaissance style. It was a gorgeous sunny cold winter day and which was perfect to take a walk around the property. My heart always feels set free in nature so it was the perfect location to get in motion after the car right. The air was cold and the gras was frozen. I was bundled up in my favorite “Elsa” coat (similar here) and my classic Stuart Weitzman boots. For extra warmth I added this affordable fur wrap that kept me so warm. A classic royal look to explore the grounds of a castle. The castle is only about 20 minutes from Dresden so it was only a quick drive into the city after our walk.
For our one night we picked the hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski in the center of the historic district. It’s a magical building that makes you feel set into another time. It was the perfect spot to explore all of the cities landmarks and we especially loved the spa and sauna for an evening of pamper after a cold day outside. You can get lost in the corridors and hallways and those staircases where the perfect setting for a little shooting of my new favorite dress that I already bought for spring. For our next day outside exploring I obviously picked a warmer look.
The most impressive sight in Dresden was definitely the “Zwinger”. The baroque monument was a representative place for court festivals in the 18th century and a symbol for abundance and power. You can wander around for while and also have a look at the art gallery which has some incredible paintings. Right next to it is the Semperoper (opera house) and you also can’t miss the Dresden Frauenkirche (church) on your trip. Dresden is the perfect place to experience a different time and get a feeling for the baroque era in Saxony. One night is definitely enough to explore everything the city has to offer and also have a fantastic stay at the Taschenbergpalais. I will definitely return to Saxony to visit more of it’s castles one day.