Hotel Rothenburger Hof
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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.
... are not that big so it’s not difficult to work out where to go. Lots of museums/art galleries, a castle and plenty of places to see and things to do. Fitted in a couple of things to have a closer look at to my busy schedule including the Lipsiusbau (modern art, a photography exhibition and sculpture). Huge, and to see everything you would need to spend days, not just an afternoon. They make you pay to see it all rather than just ...
... and David also enjoyed cruising at around 140kmh.
Once again we had to turn off the freeway due to roadworks and had the pleasure of enjoying some lovely Czech villages as we drove through.
We arrived in Dresden at 12 and checked in to our huge Ibis hotel, wondering where on earth to park as the hotel was located in a pedestrian only thoroughfare. Fortunately we found reasonably priced car parking just around the corner ...
... Church of Our Lady). This was completely destroyed in 1945, but rebuilt in magnificent style – the exterior is a mixture of new and original stone, easily identified by its darker colour; the old stone forms 45% of the church. Round the other side is a large piece of the original, left as a monument and reminder of its destruction.
Many pieces of the dome were saved, and when the reconstruction ...