|Boris the backpack waits at Burger King for the Friday night Eurolines coach to pull in.|
I stayed at a very nice "aparthotel" on Louisenstrasse, which just so happens to be the restaurant, bar, cool-small-independent-shop part of the Neustadt. I was recommended a walk up Louisenstrasse and onto Alaunstrasse and then on into the city centre, which I'm really glad I did.
First stop was Fruehstueck at the very pleasant Cafe Eckstein (corner of Louisenstrasse and Alaunstrasse). There are various breakfast menus to choose from as well as a "build your own" breakfast.
|Freshly-baked rolls, Edam and a Bio-Ei - my perfect breakfast :)|
Fortified by a hearty German breakfast, I was ready to head out into the cold (-6 that weekend!). I stumbled across the arty part of Dresden known as the Kunsthofpassage and spent way longer than I meant to there. It has lots of lovely little craft shops and interesting architecture. So nice to see artisans making and selling all in one place.
Before I made my way further into town, I made a warm-up stop in the form of a savoury muffin and fruit tea at Fraeulein Lecker.
It was then time to head through the snowy streets and over the Augustusbruecke.
|Dresden Altstadt from the Elbe.|
|Dusk on Augustusbruecke|
I was particularly pleased to see the East German Ampelmaennchen when crossing the road. There are also female versions with pigtails and a dress!
|Green Ampelmaennchen at dusk.|