BEST WESTERN Macrander 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.
... bombing so is largely as it was built in the early 1700's. (except for a few modern buildings). The “old town” though looks the oldest even though it was rebuilt as they have resurrected/restored the buildings like they were before they were destroyed. Lots of Baroque buildings.
Did the “free” walking tour – just the old city - and got orientated. The city central area of both the old town and the ...
... 8217;s most ultra-modern structures.
It was Volkswagen’s "Transparent Factory", a glass-enclosed automobile production plant.
It was hard to see inside (and to take photos) because of nasty reflections, but our guide said it now makes VW’s high end Phaeton model.
We stopped for a walking tour that took us to the impressive Zwinger Palace, which dates back to ...
... off for a while, and we enjoyed the sight of the wonderful, old buildings (painstakingly restored from War-time bombing), and the large riverboats too, which take daytrippers along the Elbe and its tributaries to places like Leipzig.
The New Town is much more modern, and "bohemian", which in this case means lots of arty cafes and shops, graffiti (some beautiful, some not) and quirky people, students and all the rest of it. We walked up ...