Travel | One Day in Dresden

So last weekend I finally made my first foray into the wonderful land of Germany! Dresden is literally so close to Prague; it amazes me how quickly you can get from one country to another - technology eh? We headed out on Sunday morning to hit up the Christmas Markets there. We took a train with České Dráhy from Prague's main train station at Hlavni Nadrazi. We even had our own little compartment on the train - which I semi lost my mind over considering I've never been in one and clearly thought we were on the Hogwarts Express but whatever. It took a little over 2 hours to get there and the tickets were €18 (plus €4 for seat reservations which I would recommend booking as the only standing room available is the hallway outside the compartments which is not ideal). When we got to Dresden the weather was awful, it was so cold and windy and the rain was non stop, so our first port of call was a stall selling mulled wine and hot cider - so frickin good. We wandered through the city and all the amazing market stalls selling things from wooden decorations to jewellery to bratwurst. The atmosphere was so nice everywhere, I felt so Christmassy and festive! The lights and decorations everywhere were so beautiful, and we even ventured away from the markets to see some of the more historical things like the Frauenkirche, The Dresden Cathedral, and the Brühlschen Garten along the river Elbe, but unfortunately because of the weather we missed the Zwinger which I'm pretty p****d about now! Over all Dresden is a beautiful city and I'm sure it is just as gorgeous at any time of year, but right now with the Christmas Markets, it really is a Winter Wonderland!