Airport Hotel 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.
... are not that big so it’s not difficult to work out where to go. Lots of museums/art galleries, a castle and plenty of places to see and things to do. Fitted in a couple of things to have a closer look at to my busy schedule including the Lipsiusbau (modern art, a photography exhibition and sculpture). Huge, and to see everything you would need to spend days, not just an afternoon. They make you pay to see it all rather than just ...
... br> The palace was never intended as a royal residence.
Instead, its immense courtyard was designed for sports events, tournaments, and recreation.
Today, the buildings surrounding the courtyard are museums of various flavors. One exhibits ceramics, another houses antique weapons, and of course, you can view works of art there all day.
Our other excursion was to a small ...
... which is the quirkiest of the quirky streets, with its artwork on the walls, petruding out of the walls in places (i.e. sculptures grafted onto the walls), and, best of all, the pretty and pretty weird artwork made from gutters, all down the side of the last building in the street. It was dry when we were there, but, during rain, the rainwater cascades down a series of gutters, shaped and moulded to run in wonky courses from the roof to a ...