1. From Dresden: Day Trip to Pulsnitz, Bautzen & Görlitz
Discover what was once Europe's longest trade route, the Via Regia corridor, and today’s urban gems of Upper Lusatia. See Germany's traditional blueprint or pepper cakes workshop in Pulsnitz. Slip back in time with the well-preserved old town of Görlitz. Visit Bautzen's medieval towers and impressive fortifications. Start your tour with a visit to Pulsnitz, aptly called the gingerbread city, to get acquainted with traditional blueprinting and pepper cake making. Continue to Bautzen, the cultural center of the Sorbian minority in Saxony. See the historical center with the Old Waterworks, Ortenburg Castle and the Sorbian Cultural Center. Hop on a minibus to see the outer city center of Görlitz with the Holy Sepulchre, the Nikolai cemetery and the Upper Market. Explore the many wonderful details of the Lower Market and the Zwinger at a leisurely pace. On the way back to Dresden, stop by the Berzdorfer See, the former open-cast lignite mine near Görlitz. Görlitz has a rich architectural heritage. Many movie-makers have used the various sites as locations. Enjoy some free time during the day tour to soak in the atmosphere. Indulge in local tastings along the way and treat yourself to snacks, drinks, and delicacies.