If you’re heading in a northerly direction, then the next logical stop after Dresden is of course Berlin. It will most certainly live up to its reputation as one of the hippest cities of Europe. The perfect way to get yourself oriented there is with a guided tour with one of the best of the trade, Matti, who comes highly recommended on Tripadvisor. Matti offers as a starter a classic 3.5 hour walking tour that includes stops at important sites such as Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the Museum Island. He has also curated fascinating tours to secret corners and unusual places for guests who opt for longer private tours: like the Soviet Memorial in Treptower park because it's so mindblowingly huge or the "treehouse on the wall" in Kreuzberg (an illegally built tree house next to the former Wall).
Another popular one is the "off the beaten path" tour, which is about hidden courtyards, the old jewish neighborhood and some forgotten medieval ruins in Berlin.
Even day trips to Potsdam can be arranged!
Matti recommends the restaurant Katz Orange for something fancy, or Sophieneck for traditional German cuisine.
With Matti you’ll definitely learn things about this über-cool city that will stick with you for years, and make you want to come back again and again.
Reach him at: https://www.toursofberlin.com/