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Any other place around Dresden worth going ?

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Any other place around Dresden worth going ?

Hi , might be going Dresden for business trip in July and was thinking any place nearby that is worth going after my business trip ? was thinking of extending a few days to travel around the area , heard Prague is a nice place to go , any other nearby area ? Thanks

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1. Re: Any other place around Dresden worth going ?

Berlin is not to far away either. The area aorund Dresden called Saxon Switzerland is great for hiking.

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2. Re: Any other place around Dresden worth going ?

Oh actually should rephrase my question , My cousin is there for business trip and I be tagging along :P. He had been there once and me will be first trip , so meaning I have all afternoons to myself while he is at work , so anything I can do along in Dresden and we plan to extend a few days maybe 3-4 days to travel around that area since am there already. He is more into historical buildings and stuffs , where I am into food , pastries and nature. A bit of shopping won't kill but not really into clubbing and stuffs. Thanks. Fyi we both dunno german/russian language.

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Close to Dresden are several preserved towns. To Meissen, which looks like Prague in small, and Pirna, a cosy little town, you can go with a paddle steamer from Dresden. If you go to Pirna with the paddle steamer you pass Pillnitz castle. Other interesting towns are the miners towns in the Ore mountains, especially Freiberg, a completely preserved town with a nice cathedral, and Annaberg-Buchholz, whose church has the most beautiful Gothic interior of all Saxon churches. A bit more far away (1-2h by train) are the preserved towns of Upper Lusatia, Bautzen and Görlitz. Bautzen is the historic capital of Upper Lusatia and the Sorbs, a Slavic minority. Görlitz is probably the best preserved German town and hopefully soon a World Heritage Site.

If you enjoy nature you can visit Saxon Switzerland, a very picturesque area of bizarre rocks.

Here are a few galleries. Meissen and Freiberg:


And Görlitz and Bautzen:


Edited: 4:16 am, June 20, 2012
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4. Re: Any other place around Dresden worth going ?

Here are mine:

Bautzen: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/129da/

Görlitz: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/eb77/

Freiberg: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/f6d5/

Leipzig: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/a548/

Chemnitz: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/1131a/

Seiffen: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/ab23/

Meißen: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/9743/

Pirna: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/6ed7/

Pillnitz Palaces: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/6f2e/

Moritzburg water castle: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/9146/

Bad Schandau: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/12ca7/

And finally Dresden itself: members.virtualtourist.com/m/f86bd/1091e/

... and this is just the shortlist. There is enough to fill several months to do and see in that area.

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Wow Thanks people ! will look through and ask again if any questions. :)

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Hey, That's funny ! I am a guy called Hein and I come from Holland ( country code :31 ). And I am going to visit Dresden in a couple of weeks so I posted some questipn on lonely Planet's Thorntree and one of the answers was directed to this site !!! Strange but funny.

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