Nine Days in Eastern Germany 2015

Given that I have visited many of the major cities in Europe, it's a kind of mysterious that I never had been to Berlin. I decided that 2015 was the year this had to change. While I was at it I decided that I wanted to see Dresden and Leipzig, and when I heard that Görlitz had a well-preserved old town, I added that city to my itinerary. When I finally opened the guide-book, I learnt about the Elbe valley south of Dresden, an area with the somewhat pretentious name of Saxon Switzerland, and I had a most beautiful day and a half there.

Below is a summary with the best pictures from the trip, and then there are sub-sites with more pictures:

  1. Görlitz. An old and well-preserved town, temporarily occluded by an Altstadtfestival. (24 pictures.)
  2. Dresden. City of baroque and home of some fantastic museums. (32 pictures.)
  3. Saxon Switzerland. The scenic Elbe valley south of Dresden offers some good hiking opportunities. (45 pictures.)
  4. Leipzig. Saxony's second biggest city and home of Europe's oldest coffee house. (28 pictures.)
  5. Berlin. Germany's capital is pale compared to gems like Paris and Barcelona, but it is Berlin. (73 pictures.)

Svensk version

Görlitz

1. Obermarkt


2. Old-Town House


3. People on a Bridge


4. Cloud Reflections

Dresden

5. Frauenkirsche


6. Residenzschloss Courtyard


7. Der Zwinger


8. An Old Master


9. Astronomical Clock

Saxon Switzerland

10. Königstein


11. Lilienstein


12. A View from Lilienstein


13. Down by the River


14. Basteibrücke


15. The Mystery Forest


16. Stadt Wehlen

Leipzig

17. Markt


18. Nikolaikirsche


19. Mädler-Passage


20. Das Neues Rathaus


21. University and Church

Berlin

22. Unter den Linden


23. Reichstag


24. The Reichstag Archive


25. Spree Scene


26. Berlin Wall


27. East-Side Gallery


28. Potsdammer Platz

Görlitz

1. Obermarkt
 

2. Old-Town House
 

3. People on a Bridge
 

4. Cloud Reflections
Dresden

5. Frauenkirsche
 

6. Residenzschloss Courtyard
 

7. Der Zwinger
 

8. An Old Master
 

9. Astronomical Clock
Saxon Switzerland

10. Königstein
 

11. Lilienstein
 

12. A View from Lilienstein
 

13. Down by the River
 

14. Basteibrücke
 

15. The Mystery Forest
 

16. Stadt Wehlen
Leipzig

17. Markt
 

18. Nikolaikirsche
 

19. Mädler-Passage
 

20. Das Neues Rathaus
 

21. University and Church
Berlin

22. Unter den Linden
 

23. Reichstag
 

24. The Reichstag Archive
 

25. Spree Scene
 

26. Berlin Wall
 

27. East-Side Gallery
 

28. Potsdammer Platz
Görlitz

1. Obermarkt
 

2. Old-Town House
 

3. People on a Bridge
 

4. Cloud Reflections
Dresden

5. Frauenkirsche
 

6. Residenzschloss Courtyard
 

7. Der Zwinger
 

8. An Old Master
 

9. Astronomical Clock
Saxon Switzerland

10. Königstein
 

11. Lilienstein
 

12. A View from Lilienstein
 

13. Down by the River
 

14. Basteibrücke
 

15. The Mystery Forest
 

16. Stadt Wehlen
Leipzig

17. Markt
 

18. Nikolaikirsche
 

19. Mädler-Passage
 

20. Das Neues Rathaus
 

21. University and Church
Berlin

22. Unter den Linden
 

23. Reichstag
 

24. The Reichstag Archive
 

25. Spree Scene
 

26. Berlin Wall
 

27. East-Side Gallery
 

28. Potsdammer Platz
Görlitz

1. Obermarkt
 

2. Old-Town House
 

3. People on a Bridge
 

4. Cloud Reflections
Dresden

5. Frauenkirsche
 

6. Residenzschloss Courtyard
 

7. Der Zwinger
 

8. An Old Master
 

9. Astronomical Clock
Saxon Switzerland

10. Königstein
 

11. Lilienstein
 

12. A View from Lilienstein
 

13. Down by the River
 

14. Basteibrücke
 

15. The Mystery Forest
 

16. Stadt Wehlen
Leipzig

17. Markt
 

18. Nikolaikirsche
 

19. Mädler-Passage
 

20. Das Neues Rathaus
 

21. University and Church
Berlin

22. Unter den Linden
 

23. Reichstag
 

24. The Reichstag Archive
 

25. Spree Scene
 

26. Berlin Wall
 

27. East-Side Gallery
 

28. Potsdammer Platz
Görlitz

1. Obermarkt
 

2. Old-Town House
 

3. People on a Bridge
 

4. Cloud Reflections
Dresden

5. Frauenkirsche
 

6. Residenzschloss Courtyard
 

7. Der Zwinger
 

8. An Old Master
 

9. Astronomical Clock
Saxon Switzerland

10. Königstein
 

11. Lilienstein
 

12. A View from Lilienstein
 

13. Down by the River
 

14. Basteibrücke
 

15. The Mystery Forest
 

16. Stadt Wehlen
Leipzig

17. Markt
 

18. Nikolaikirsche
 

19. Mädler-Passage
 

20. Das Neues Rathaus
 

21. University and Church
Berlin

22. Unter den Linden
 

23. Reichstag
 

24. The Reichstag Archive
 

25. Spree Scene
 

26. Berlin Wall
 

27. East-Side Gallery
 

28. Potsdammer Platz
Görlitz

1. Obermarkt
 

2. Old-Town House
 

3. People on a Bridge
 

4. Cloud Reflections
Dresden

5. Frauenkirsche
 

6. Residenzschloss Courtyard
 

7. Der Zwinger
 

8. An Old Master
 

9. Astronomical Clock
Saxon Switzerland

10. Königstein
 

11. Lilienstein
 

12. A View from Lilienstein
 

13. Down by the River
 

14. Basteibrücke
 

15. The Mystery Forest
 

16. Stadt Wehlen
Leipzig

17. Markt
 

18. Nikolaikirsche
 

19. Mädler-Passage
 

20. Das Neues Rathaus
 

21. University and Church
Berlin

22. Unter den Linden
 

23. Reichstag
 

24. The Reichstag Archive
 

25. Spree Scene
 

26. Berlin Wall
 

27. East-Side Gallery
 

28. Potsdammer Platz
Görlitz

1. Obermarkt
 

2. Old-Town House
 

3. People on a Bridge
 

4. Cloud Reflections
Dresden

5. Frauenkirsche
 

6. Residenzschloss Courtyard
 

7. Der Zwinger
 

8. An Old Master
 

9. Astronomical Clock
Saxon Switzerland

10. Königstein
 

11. Lilienstein
 

12. A View from Lilienstein
 

13. Down by the River
 

14. Basteibrücke
 

15. The Mystery Forest
 

16. Stadt Wehlen
Leipzig

17. Markt
 

18. Nikolaikirsche
 

19. Mädler-Passage
 

20. Das Neues Rathaus
 

21. University and Church
Berlin

22. Unter den Linden
 

23. Reichstag
 

24. The Reichstag Archive
 

25. Spree Scene
 

26. Berlin Wall
 

27. East-Side Gallery
 

28. Potsdammer Platz
Görlitz

1. Obermarkt
 

2. Old-Town House
 

3. People on a Bridge
 

4. Cloud Reflections
Dresden

5. Frauenkirsche
 

6. Residenzschloss Courtyard
 

7. Der Zwinger
 

8. An Old Master
 

9. Astronomical Clock
Saxon Switzerland

10. Königstein
 

11. Lilienstein
 

12. A View from Lilienstein
 

13. Down by the River
 

14. Basteibrücke
 

15. The Mystery Forest
 

16. Stadt Wehlen
Leipzig

17. Markt
 

18. Nikolaikirsche
 

19. Mädler-Passage
 

20. Das Neues Rathaus
 

21. University and Church
Berlin

22. Unter den Linden
 

23. Reichstag
 

24. The Reichstag Archive
 

25. Spree Scene
 

26. Berlin Wall
 

27. East-Side Gallery
 

28. Potsdammer Platz
Görlitz

1. Obermarkt
 

2. Old-Town House
 

3. People on a Bridge
 

4. Cloud Reflections
Dresden

5. Frauenkirsche
 

6. Residenzschloss Courtyard
 

7. Der Zwinger
 

8. An Old Master
 

9. Astronomical Clock
Saxon Switzerland

10. Königstein
 

11. Lilienstein
 

12. A View from Lilienstein
 

13. Down by the River
 

14. Basteibrücke
 

15. The Mystery Forest
 

16. Stadt Wehlen
Leipzig

17. Markt
 

18. Nikolaikirsche
 

19. Mädler-Passage
 

20. Das Neues Rathaus
 

21. University and Church
Berlin

22. Unter den Linden
 

23. Reichstag
 

24. The Reichstag Archive
 

25. Spree Scene
 

26. Berlin Wall
 

27. East-Side Gallery
 

28. Potsdammer Platz
Görlitz

1. Obermarkt
 

2. Old-Town House
 

3. People on a Bridge
 

4. Cloud Reflections
Dresden

5. Frauenkirsche
 

6. Residenzschloss Courtyard
 

7. Der Zwinger
 

8. An Old Master
 

9. Astronomical Clock
Saxon Switzerland

10. Königstein
 

11. Lilienstein
 

12. A View from Lilienstein
 

13. Down by the River
 

14. Basteibrücke
 

15. The Mystery Forest
 

16. Stadt Wehlen
Leipzig

17. Markt
 

18. Nikolaikirsche
 

19. Mädler-Passage
 

20. Das Neues Rathaus
 

21. University and Church
Berlin

22. Unter den Linden
 

23. Reichstag
 

24. The Reichstag Archive
 

25. Spree Scene
 

26. Berlin Wall
 

27. East-Side Gallery
 

28. Potsdammer Platz

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