Dreamy Dresden

Delight in the romantic skyline of the German city, even as you explore its modern facets and painful past

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Dresden is an 800-year-old German city with old-world charm and an artsy New Town filled with young people and sleek architecture.
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It takes just a moment to leave behind modern Germany and glide into an earlier epoch, as our quintet of vintage paddleboats cruises by the dreamy silhouette of Dresden.

We are floating on the Elbe River, a tranquil thread through a countryside of fairy-tale castles and chateaus fashioned by Crazy Rich Germans who splurged on some of the fanciest real estate in Europe, from mediaeval times to the last century.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 16, 2018, with the headline Dreamy Dresden. Subscribe