City breaks to Dresden
Set on the banks of the River Elbe Dresden is one German city that will not fail to impress its visitors. With cheap hostel rooms and budget accommodation Dresden is a top city break destination. Despite suffering unprecedented Allied Bombing during the final stages of World War II the Saxon capital has retained its character and charm. The Old City that lies to the left of the Elbe boasts fabulous Renaissance and Baroque architecture much of which has now been fully restored. At its centre the Frauenkirche or The Church of Our Lady attracts thousands of visitors a day to see its restored marble interior. The best way to see the city is by foot and in summer locals and tourists alike hang out on the banks of the river with a Weissbier. The Christmas markets or Weihnachtsmarkt are not to be missed and serve up a healthy slice of traditional Lebkuchen to wash down with a Gluhwein as well as handicrafts and winter ware from the local area. On the right bank of the river the New Town is the place to head for a more eclectic taste of Dresden with vegan cafes and bars and pubs nestled in amongst artist studios and student accommodation.
Alternative city break accommodation
For students of art, architecture or music Dresden is as important a destination as the capital city of Berlin itself. The impressive Academy of Arts building has now been fully restored and hosts international art exhibitions. Students searching for hostels to stay at during their stay or tourists looking for short term lets for their city break stay, the website Wimdu has the perfect solution! On the website Wimdu you can search through a list of privately owned apartments available for rent from local Germans. With all the comforts of home and a local host to point out all the hot spots this new way to travel offers a more personal way to spend a city break and the freedom to explore!