Distance from Berlin: 2 hours
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GLS guide, train ticket: 30 €
Dresden has always been famous as one of the most sophisticated cities in Germany. Heavily bombed in World War II, Dresden burnt down in a fire storm.
Rebuilt by the communists in Eastern Germany, it lost some of its glamour, but even so: today it´s again a "must see" (online guide).
This is how the day will look like more or less:
departure in Berlin
arrival in Dresden, lunch
Gemaeldegalerie, an art museum of international fame, where you can see famous German painters like Holbein or Cranach. If you don´t fancy art - the gallery has a beautiful cafe, with a fantastic view on the Dresden "skyline"
either shopping on your own or walking over to one of the most interesting museums in Europe: the Hygienie Museum: built in 1910 by the fabricant producing ODOL, it explores the human body and mind. There always is a permanent exhibition, but you can also see special shows - at the moment one about happiness
train ride back to Berlin, arrival ca. at 08.30 pm