Eastern Germany

Eastern Germany Travel Guide

Articles about Eastern Germany

By Reid Bramblett
Get more holiday travel inspiration. You haven’t experienced Christmas lights until you’ve seen nearly four miles of them artfully hung in patterns dictated by Tiffany’s head designer in Copenhagen’s famed historic amusement park, Tivoli Gardens—...
By Peter Jon Lindberg
By Raul Barreneche
It's a crisp, sunny morning in Leipzig, and I'm on my way to Plagwitz, the heart of Leipzig's emerging art scene. As my taxi heads west from the Zentrum (city center), Gothic bell towers and Renaissance spires speed past my window and are soon rep...
By Michael Z. Wise
Get the Facts At the lofty entrance to Dresden's Old Masters Picture Gallery hangs a series of canvases by Bernardo Bellotto. Completed in the mid 18th century, these panoramic cityscapes depict Dresden in all its Baroque splendor. Paradoxical...
Dresden, Germany, was once a filigree of spires and steeples, immortalized in numerous 18th- and 19th-century paintings. But on February 13, 1945, the city center was destroyed by an Allied firebombing so intense that the flames burned for...

Hotels in Eastern Germany

Formerly chef de cuisine at Berlin’s trendiest (and tastiest) restaurant, Vau, Florian Löffler traded urban bright lights for a rural retreat in the Feldberg Lake District. Two hours northeast of Berlin, the magical landscape—lakes, forests, sunflower fields—was part of the draw.

Restaurants in Eastern Germany

The restaurant sits on a Beaux-Arts– style pavilion jutting out from the side of the historic Hotel Anna Amalia.

Things to do in Eastern Germany

Within the Schloss Sanssouci, spend some time exploring Neues Palais, an 18th-century palace commissioned by Frederick the Great.