Quality Hotel Plaza Dresden
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The signature landmark of Dresden is the Frauenkirche, the Church of Our Lady. It is one of the most talked about German buildings in the recent past.
In World War II, air-raids wiped out Dresden, destroying many historic buildings and churches. Among them was the Frauenkirche, which collapsed into a 42 feet high pile of rubble; the ruins were left untouched for 40 years, a reminder of the destructive powers of war.
Dresden was on our way to Prague so we thought we would look at the old city, and the church they had to rebuild after the serious bombing during the war. We had a walk around, saw some great historic buildings and had a beer. It was a lovely city but me and Roy were both hot now, so we pushed on to Prague to find a hotel.
We thought about camping but wanted easy down time.
... 8220;look” at the porcelain factory behind windows – yuk – and go through a sort of museum. The show room has lots for sale – dinner-sets and figurines etc but all out of my price range. Real nice stuff though.
Not a trusting society at the beer gardens. You have to pay a deposit for your glass – 2 Euro. Guess too many were walking.
The ice-creams and fattening desserts are getting bigger as ...
... is a lot of controversy on that as well. A high number of casualties came from those bombings yet lives were saved with what could be called "insurance" to guarantee the war's end. Many of these buildings were rebuilt after the war using as much of the original remains as possible. They made a conscious decision not to refresh or clean any of the old materials for purposes of preserving history as well as not degrading the the strength of the buildings.
This city exploration consisted mostly of looking at churches and museums. I'm not religious, but churches have always amazed me. I enjoy sitting in the enormous space silently and respecting. I visited Die Frauen Kirche, DreiKoenigs Kirche, Cathederal of Holy Trinity and the KreuzKirche. The ...