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'Twas some days before Christmas When we stormed German streets Taking to markets For the gifts, crafts and treats There was hype and excitement For the Streitzkmakt fair For a bucket list box Would be ticked off this year. We went many markets Drank of many Gluhweins (mulled wine) Wrapped up all warm And had jolly of times The best of the markets Medieval was themed From the stalls to the banners Even costumes it seemed There ...
Our drive day from Prague to Berlin today passed through Dresden, which is a beautiful gothic town famous for having the absolute bejesus bombed out of it by the Allies in the final months of the Second World War, and making porcelain. Over 80% of the town was destroyed during the bombings, so a lot of their very old buildings are now a patchwork of very old original and slightly newer brick as they were meticulously rebuilt in ...
That afternoon we
visited the Konigstein Fortress, this again is another wonderful feet of
engineering and a very interesting place to explore.
Our accommodation in
Dresden was at the A&O Hotel, this is a basic but excellent value hotel
that appeared to cater to all age groups regardless and was again in the city
and a very good base from which to explore the city on foot.
Today we toured the porcelain factory on Meissen. Harry looked while I bought :). Because of demand for Chinese porcelain this factory was built in the mid 1700's..the first outside of Asia. Of course,it was incredibly beautiful and breathtakingly priced, but the artistry can't be topped. Last night we stayed in a stellplatze about 4 feet from the rivers edge. We met a lovely couple from the Netherlands who gave us valuable information about where to stay in ...
Today we spent our last day in Saxony (and last day driving) at the fortress of Koenigstein. We had walked around the bottom of it some time earlier in our trip (it's all becoming a blur now) but arrived too late to go up and see the actual fortress. The first buildings were erected in the 1200s and it was fortified in the 1400s. The fortress was owned by the landgraves of Saxony and later on the King of Poland (August the Strong) when ...