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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.
Moved south from Berlin to Dresden. Not so far; about 2.5 hours on a bus.
The city is split into two by the river Elbe and conveniently called the "old town" and the “new town”. Except, in this case the old town is new, and the new town is old. Confused? Well the “old town” was severely damaged by fire bombs on 13/14 February 1945 and was rebuild after WWII whereas the “new town” escaped the worst ...
... just after the opening time of 9am. Quite a number of coaches were already unloading their passengers as we arrived but fortunately we were right behind an English speaking group off the Viking riverboat Clara Schumann (going from Prague to Berlin) so we were tacked onto this group for the workshop tour at 9:15. The tour took us through the various stages of porcelain production with live demonstrations of each stage. We spent some time in the museum which ...
... my yoga breathing that helped me win!
The rest of our time in Dresden we walked around the big city parks, more of the Neustadt and tried a few more beer gardens! We found a great one right on the Elbe River called Fahrgarten, where the barbequed meats being grilled on big coal fires behind the bar and evening views forced us to linger on for quite some time! We had a pizza picnic in the Neustadt’s Alaunaplatz and some delicious soft serve ice creams ...