Why Dresden is Truly the Balcony of Europe

For years, I was in a peculiar position where I had been to Europe twice and yet was unable to help friends who were heading there and wanted my advice. After all, they were more interested in seeing Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands, and I’d only been as far west as Poland. To them, that was “Eastern Europe”.

That changed when I boarded the train in Wroclaw for Deutschland, and I doubt I could have started my tour of “Western Europe” in a finer place than the old city of Dresden.

This is quite possibly one of the finest riverside views anywhere.
Brühl’s Terrace, quite possibly the finest riverside view anywhere.

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