I am planning a Christmas visit to Dresden with my family. (hubby, girls 11, 17 and parents 68). With help from people here I have some excellent ideas for Dresden. At the moment we have three days for the following.
Semperoper (at least a tour, maybe an opera if possible)
Zwinger and museums
Green Vault - old and new
Christmas Markets- especially Mittlealter Weihnacht
Day trip to Moritzburg with steam train (now having seen Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella)
Could we fit in a trip to Albrechtsburg and Meißen in three days or should we add another day to our Dresden stay? Is it easy to get to with public transport.
I don't want to run my parents ragged (this is a five week trip to Europe) and we are using public transport (like backpackers- cheaper days means more time in Europe).