After identifying a number of places to view Prague at night, Dresden is equally worthy to photograph after sundown. With its nickname “Florence on the Elbe” (Elbflorenz, Florenz an der Elbe) leading the way, I highlight these four places to photograph the city at night.
- Brühlsche Terrasse, or Brühl’s Terrace, known also as “The Balcony of Europe”
- Frauenkirche, at Neumarkt
- Semper Oper, at Theaterplatz
- North bank of the Elbe river, near Königsufer
All four locations are central, (mostly) within Dresden’s Altstadt, and accessible on foot, although you can also easily take the public transport (tram) to one of the following stops: Pirnaischer Platz, Altmarkt, Postplatz, Theaterplatz, or Neustädter Markt.
1. Brühlsche Terrasse
3. Semper Oper
All four locations are identified in the map below. With the EuroCity (EC) train running every two hours in daytime, Dresden can be reached non-stop from Berlin in about 2 hours 20 minutes and from Prague in about 2 hours 15 minutes.