All you know about Dresden is certain sights like the Semperoper, the Zwinger and the Frauenkirche? That’s what I had known about Dresden before heading there during the last weekend too. I read on Tripadvisor about the neighbourhood Neustadt – the alternative part of the city. Of course I needed to go there. It’s definitely the hip part of the city with heaps of bars, international restaurants, cute unique shops and a lot of art to admire.
Love at first sight
The neighbourhood can be found right and left of the street Königsbrücker Straße on the other side of the river Elbe. I loved it from the second I entered that part of the city and saw this:
A retro photo machine with small photos pasted on it. Sorry guys, I love this kind of stuff. It just looks so cool :).
Unfortunately it was raining, so no bars or restaurants were open for sitting outside but I’m convinced you’ll have a great time at Katy’s Garage in summer:
I’d love to be sitting on these beach chairs with a cold beer in my hand and chatting with some good friends. Right next to this bar, there is an old barn (called Scheune in German). They regularly host concerts, lectures, parties, poetry slams and probably some other great events. So if you’re there, you should check it out.
You cannot miss out on the street art in this neighbourhood – so many unique pieces of graffiti, houses and sculptures. See yourself:
Even the travel agencies prettify their closed shops with the help of street art:
There is one small arcade called the Kunsthofpassage in the street Görlitzer Straße with some cool apartments, cute little shops and some art as well:
Apart from the rain which wasn’t the best initial situation for a visit to Dresden Neustadt, it was also Sunday so we couldn’t enter any of these little shops and had to content ourselves with window shopping. As an avid reader and traveller with neverending itchy feet, I probably would have spent hours in that travel book shop:
My friend Anne and I always say that one day, we’re going to open a small coffee place with a lot of books to read while having your coffee. That’s what people in Dresden Neustadt already realized in some places. Apart from bookshops, you can find antiques, shops vending decorational stuff, international shops and so much more.
So if you ever visit Dresden, don’t forget to explore this part of the town. In my opinion it would also be a perfect place for Foto Ruta’s weekly activities.
Have you already been to Dresden Neustadt? Did you prefer the old city centre or this alternative part?
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