What to do during winter season?
Christmas holiday season is over, you survived the new years hang over, made your resolutions for the upcoming year and now what … ?
When you picture yourself winter, you might see a deep blue sky and shiny white snow. Well – IF there is snow! But be prepared for grey, wet and cold weather.
So here are our suggestions what to do for the next 2 month:
Saxon Switzerland – Bastei:
The Bastei bridge might be one of the most well known destinations of the Saxon Switzerland. You don’t have to face a long hike and climbing passages. It’s easy to go there, no special hiking equipment necessary, impressive view and you can pretty much see everything that area stands for.
Catch the train S1 from Neustadt station and get off in Kurort Rathen. From there it’s a nice easy walk to the Bastei bridge. Ask the receptionist for some details.
During winter season you might be lucky to get free access to the rock castle, which gives you a nice panorama view from another side.
Overall it’s impressive also when it’s grey and cold. BUT DON’T forget windproof clothes 🙂
Militärhistorische Museum der Bundeswehr:
The museum of military history Dresden is one of the best modern museums in town. It consists of an arsenal that was built in 1877 and a new extension designed by U.S. architect Daniel Libeskind.
You can walk through the history of war beginning in the Late Middle Ages to 1914 (ground floor), the Age of World Wars (first floor, west wing), and 1945 to the Present first floor, east wing).
The path through the ages is marked by ten main showcases that highlight critical turning points in German history: the Thirty Years’ War, the beginning and end of World War II, and the division and reunification of Germany.
The exhibition confronts you with your own potential for aggression and shows violence as a historical, cultural, and anthropological phenomenon.
Also there is are a huge numbers of large vehicles as tanks, airplanes and ships displayed outside the museum.
=> Take a quick walk there to get a first impression (you don’t have to pay entry for that :))
Opening Hours Admission fees
Monday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Regular admission: 5,00€
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reduced admission: 3,00€
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Historic Green Vault
The Historic Green Vault is the treasure chamber of the dukes of Saxony. There are about 3,000 masterpieces of the jeweller’s and the goldsmith’s art, as well as precious objects made of amber and ivory, gemstone vessels and elegant bronze statuettes are presented without showcases in front of ornate mirrored display walls.
The visit of the Historical Green Vault is only possible with a timed ticket. You can buy them online or inside the castle.
Special advise: Check this page out. Here you can find a panorama tour through the museum.
Ask at the entrance for reduced tickets about 30min before the show starts. Sometimes they reduce prices for unsold tickets shortly before the show starts. You might be lucky to get a ticket for 15€ instead of 70€ and more 🙂 Best chances are on weekdays when they aren’t busy. Fingers crossed 😉
Checkout their shows on this website.
The Nordbad is one of the oldest public swimming pools in town. You might have heard of bathhouses … thats one of them. There is a swimming pool and also a very nice sauna area.
It was first opened in 1859 and back than they had different sessions for men and women.
Special event: On 5th February and 4th March you can enjoy life to the fullest between 6pm and 10pm. You can relaxe with candles and special illumination and chill out sounds. We’d say there is nothing better when it’s cold outside.
If you wanna see a movie, we suggest to have a look here on this website.
There is a list of all movies in original language (OF) and original language with subtitle (OmU).
Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden
There is a new exhibition which you can visit until 3rd of July.
It’s about “Fast Fashion”, which is fascinating and enchanting, which seduces those we mix with and flatters our ego. It’s an essential expression of our personal lifestyles. But this fashion industry with all of it’s shiny side has also a very dark side of manufacturing.
You’ll be guided through different areas like consumption, economy, ecology and slow fashion.
Checkout their website for more information.