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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 ...
... wrong. Decided to hoof
it up river n catch the short ferry across. Was glad to c it arrive n take me home to my side of the river
-chatted w L about the adventure n ate the doner n pretzel I had brought back. Good times n then early to bed.
-elapsed time 1:34; rolling time 1:23; distance 25.7km. Pretty much rode straight to Bad S
... network of trails called Malerweg which means Painter's Way. In the early parts of the C19, during the Romantic Period, the well to do folk became fond of this rocky, sandstone region. A number of painters (the first were Swiss) and writers came to the area for creative inspiration. Along the tracks, we occasionally came across photos of the original artworks, placed in the position where they painted the scene. The walk took us about 5 hours in all, ...