Details, Dresden

December 1, 2011
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GETTING THERE

Multiple airlines, including Continental/Lufthansa, offer connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Dresden, Germany, with fares currently running around $940 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski

Taschenberg 3

011-49-351-49120

www.kempinski.com/en/dresden

Luxury accommodation in a reconstructed palace in the Baroque old city. Rooms from $263.

Hilton Dresden

An der Frauenkirche 5

011-49-351-86420

www.dresden.hilton.com

Modern facility next to the Frauenkirche cathedral. Rooms from $172.

NH Dresden

Hansastrasse 43

011-49-351-84240

www.nh-hotels.com

Business hotel adjacent to the Neustadt commercial district. Rooms from $78.

WHERE TO EAT

Brauhaus am Waldschloesschen

Am Brauhaus 8b

011-49-351-652-3900

www.waldschloesschen.de

Brewery-restaurant with heated terrace overlooking the River Elbe. Entrees start at $12.

Schnitzel Garten

Gewandhausstrasse 2

011-49-351-484-2180

www.schnitzelgarten.de

Family-friendly chain restaurant specializing in deep-fried cutlets in dozens of preparations. Entrees start at $12.

Dresdner Troedelkaffee

Gewandhausstrasse 9

011-49-351-481-7048

www.troedelkaffee.de

Dine amid the merchandise at this antiques store-cafe with hearty traditional German meals and pastries. Entrees from $10.

WHAT TO DO

Dresden Striezelmarkt

Altmarkt

www.dresden.de

Through Dec. 24, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Check the city Web site for schedule of parades, performances, food and crafts demonstrations.

Advent auf dem Neumarkt

Neumarkt

www.weihnachtsmarkt-dresden-neumarkt.de

Nostalgic market outside the Frauenkirche with 60 stalls selling high-quality crafts, food and drink. Through Dec. 18, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Weihnachtsmarkt im Mittelalter

Schlossplatz

www.mittelalter-weihnacht.de

A Middle Ages-themed Christmas market in the former stable courtyard of the Royal Palace, including a temporary traditional bathhouse. Through Dec. 23 and Dec. 27-30, 11 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Frauenkirche

Neumarkt

011-49-351-656-06-100

www.frauenkirche-dresden.de

Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Also open on weekends, but hours vary because of special events; check the Web site. Admission and self-guided tours are free (donation requested); audio tours $3.50. Self-guided tours of the dome $11, guided tours $13.50. Some tours must be booked in advance; check the Web site.

Historic Green Vault

Royal Palace

Taschenberg 2

011-49-351-49-14-2000

www.skd.museum

A unique collection of objects made from precious materials displayed in the former treasure house of the Saxon monarchs. Daily except Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. $13.50 adults, younger than 16 free.

INFORMATION

www.dresden.de

P.R.

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