So, Dresden! Wow! What a beautiful city. I loved it there.
I have to admit that until this past weekend, my only connection to Dresden was Erich Kästner, my favorite children´s book author, who used to live here when he was young. I meant to visit the museum but since the weather was so beautiful, my mom and I rather strolled around the city.
The other thing I knew about Dresden is that large parts of it were destroyed the second world war. However I didn´t know that so much of the inner city has been re-built in the meantime. I´m usually not a big fan of re-building old structures (what is gone, is gone), but in this case I think the result is beautiful. The inner city reminded me of Vienna a lot.
It also helped that my mom (and I) stayed in Loschwitz, a very fancy part of Dresden full of the most gorgeous old villas. I wouldn´t mind having a second home there. Just one of the smaller villas, you know.
There´s even an old funicular railway which goes down to the Elbe river. Of course I had to try this one.
Crossing the bridge, you´ll have this view. Not bad, eh?
Dresden, it´s a good thing I only live 1.5 hours away from you. I will be back for sure!