Travel Dates: April 24 – 27, 2015
Well, getting between Wrocław and Dresden turned out to be a bit more complex than we’d anticipated. Having done my research very early (December-January), we were ready to book a train the day of our travel, which I had been advised was the easiest, most reliable, and cheapest method. Turns out the direct rail service was discontinued sometime in March, which I conveniently didn’t realize until the night before we were ready to leave Wrocław.
We ended up taking one bus to Prague and then a second one to Dresden. Despite being a longer day of travel, it actually worked out very well, and the buses were both comfortable. Our bus from Prague to Dresden was actually quite empty, so we each took two seats to ourselves.
Our hostel in Dresden was Cityherberge, which I absolutely recommend. Fantastic included breakfast and wonderfully clean and modern rooms. Dresden was more of a relaxed couple of days for us. We walked around the Grosser Garten, ate German food at the market, and admired the Frauenkirche, as well as getting in a little shopping for some clothing and my favorite German treats. We also visited our first museum of the trip, the Zwinger Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Master’s Picture Gallery), where we got to see the Sistine Madonna, as well as two of Vermeer’s paintings!