Bülow Palais Dresden
The Bülow Palais Dresden is a beautiful, 5-star accommodation located in the capital of the Saxony state of Germany, which is Dresden. It is part of the impressive Relaix & Chateaux international group of gourmet restaurants and luxury hotels.
For two nights we had the privilege of calling this hotel our home and we were able to come into contact with many of the exceptionally attentive and friendly members of the staff. We also had a wonderful evening of dining at the Michelin-starred in-house restaurant, Caroussel, by Benjamin Biedlingmaier.
The building looks like many of the other buildings you might see around the city of Dresden, especially in the neighborhood where the hotel is located. We figured any business would have to keep up appearances along with much of the rest of the city to keep the overall look the same. It is much the same in many historic cities and neighborhoods around the world, especially in Europe, and we found that was indeed the case here. It is definitely not a bad thing because the building and neighborhood look fantastic! Very classic and elegant. How a non-European would expect a European city to look, I think.
We were quartered in one of the Deluxe rooms, which consisted of a room that had more than enough space for the two of us. There was a large bed, a full-size desk, and even a sitting area to relax. An interesting note was that the part of the bath housing the toilet was completely separate from the bathtub and shower. The decor was colorful and lively and perhaps not what you might expect before getting there, but it was lovely all the same. Everything was great for us in our room and breakfast was greatly appreciated each morning.
I believe this was our first time actually sitting down and eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant, so it was a real treat for us. If anything, we were actually a bit overwhelmed since we’re not used to a meal being such an event. We feel that others would have been able to appreciate the food and drink a lot more than us, but we’re still grateful for the opportunity.
I honestly couldn’t tell you how many courses we were served because they just kept coming! It was pretty amazing to see the intricate details of each dish that was brought out and we also really appreciated the staff explaining to us what we were eating because we would have never been able to guess. Everything about our experience was top class, especially the flexibility of the staff in catering to our needs (we don’t drink alcohol and Lauren doesn’t eat seafood), which was really a great touch.
I believe our favorite dish of the night was the Wagyu beef, but there were many, many things that we liked. If only I could remember what they were all called! A huge thanks to Benjamin Biedlingmaier (whom we were able to meet for a minute at the end) and everyone else that made this a great night.
Seeing the Sights Around Dresden
Dresden is a very beautiful city that is more than worth a stop along any European adventure. Home to more than half a million people, it’s big enough to have things to do and see, but still small enough to not feel too busy. We were able to see the majority of things we wanted to with one full day, but that is really only touching on the surface because we didn’t actually go inside any buildings or museums. We mainly wanted to get a feel for the city and see the sights as we strolled around, which is actually quite easy to do because most of the buildings are right there near the center of the city.
From the hotel, you just cross the bridge (Augustus Bridge) over the Elbe River and then you’re smack dab in the middle of everything. From this side you’ll be able to quickly see the Semperoper, Zwinger, Frauenkirche, Castle, and much more. We would suggest just walking around and exploring this city area for yourself. Enjoy views from both sides of the river, take a stroll along the walls of the Zwinger, find something to munch on near the Frauenkirche, and basically just have a good time taking in this fantastic Baroque city!
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