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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.
... figure waving at me, well till he shouted, " Oi CRE! "
He had got there early and waited, he's that kind of guy, so we had lunch, went to the castle, too late, so went to a campsite and had dinner.
During the evening we sat with Jack and his wife, forgive me I can't remember her name, who were from Holland and bikers. They were great fun, and we had a great night and laughed a lot. ...
... there was still more on the agenda.
While we were eating, our ship was approaching the city of Dresden.
Captain Josef Cvejn left the door of the wheelhouse open so we could watch him maneuver our ship toward the dock we would share with another Viking ship.
The sun had almost completely set as we glided past the Dresden skyline of beautiful old buildings.
One was shaped like a mosque.
... Once the tour was done, Toralf and I went to the shop and had a slice of Quarkkuchen (cheesecake) (I think the one Tim and I made when he was living with us was better, but it was still good and I'm not going to complain).
We stopped in a store while walking which sold porcelain things. Toralf thought maybe I could find something to bring home as a gift. I did find something, but Toralf wouldn't let me pay for it.
We soon afterwards stumbled upon an ...