Dresden

By Monique Burns  South of Berlin, north of Prague and west of Warsaw, Germany’s eastern reaches are rarely associated with the kind of over-the-top grandeur found at Louis XIV’s Versailles or Peter the Great’s St. Petersburg.  But, for 800 years, the lords of Saxony turned Dresden, their capital city, into

[SlideDeck2 id=17117] Article and photos by Julie Maris/Semel Twenty-five miles from Dresden, the Saxon-Bohemian Silver Mines Route meanders through the Erzgebirge, the Ore Mountains. Unique landscapes of peaks and valleys from silver mining in the early Middle Ages around 1100, since filled in with trees and ponds, and the cultural

[SlideDeck2 id=13332]   Story & photos by Julie Maris/Semel A brief weekend in Dresden is equivalent to tasting streusel on a warm German coffee cake. One needs time to experience the depth of art and culture within the restored Baroque and Renaissance architectural gems.   From the top of Frauenkirche’s