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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.
Also climbed a few steps in the church to have a look at the old city from above!!!
Joined the cycle brigade one day and rode to a village 26km away down the river Elbe. Nice ride although it was a bit hot (the weather has improved and its now 30+ degrees). The town – Meissen – is known for its famous porcelain. And its cathedral and castle!!! Quite a medieval town with cobbled streets. You can do ...
... The tour was led by the ship’s executive chef Larrs Regenberg.
He had made arrangements ahead of time with the owners of some of the stalls, and they were ready for us with lots of free samples.
One stall featured imports from Russia. The sampling there consisted of Russian vodka.
We were encouraged to try various fruits, which were delicious.
And of course, you ...
... cum-fountain in the middle of the square.
We walked back via the Dreikoenigskirche (Three Kings Church), and via a Greenpeace demonstration, which then converted into a pro-socialism rally (the participation was very small, but energetic), across the Elbe and back into the Old Town. We also passed one of Dresden's less famous, but perhaps more interesting sights - the New Synagogue, a very beautiful piece of modern architecture, ...