Bruhl's Terrace, Dresden
No trip to Dresden is complete without a visit to Brühl's Terrace, or Brühlsche Terrasse, also known as the "Balcony of Europe." The best approach is from the Schlossplatz by a broad flight of steps. One can get beautiful views of the Elbe river from the terrace. Built as a ring of walls and surrounded by a water moat, they are thought to be the oldest Renaissance structures in the city.