Grand architecture. Hillside vineyards. Royal residences. A curving river and sprawling parks. The beauty of Dresden, Germany can be seen in every direction. Tourists often rush through the city on a quick visit – perhaps as a stop between Berlin and Prague – eager to see the condensed Old Town core, but then miss the gorgeous landscapes and charming neighboring towns. In our 3-Day Dresden, Germany Itinerary, we explore the heart of the city center and then venture beyond the city limits to nearby castles, vineyards and other sights to the north, east and west.
Berlin. Just the mention of the name conjures images of division and unity, war and peace, angst and optimism. While visiting the city, the horrific history is palpable, yet the mood is brightened by the vibrant and expressive side of Berlin. The sprawling center is teeming with sights: museums, memorials and parks. We understand how overwhelming planning a trip to Berlin can be – so we’re helping by sharing a condensed version of our Berlin Sightseeing Guide: A 3-Day Berlin Itinerary. It is ideal for first-timers to Berlin who want to see as much of the city as possible – even on limited time. The condensed version includes all the sights of our 3-Day Berlin Itinerary – and we’ve even provided a link to more information for each sight and a link to Google Maps for each day of sightseeing.
When I traveled through Europe in 2000, I passed through Munich three times…yet, I never left the train station. The European trip, which I made with my mom and aunt, was a spontaneous one and a few missteps had us slightly zigzagging through countries. Munich wasn’t on our original, rough-outlined itinerary, so we had done little research on the city. When we arrived at the Munich train station, we had no map, no guidebook and no idea how close we were to the city center. My one and only memory of our layover in Munich is that a train station vendor refused to sell us sausages. Instead, our layover in Munich was spent – without sausage or beer – simply waiting for the next train.