Hotel Villa Rose
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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.
Well would you Adam and Eve it? As the late George Cole would say.
I was hoping to catch up with my friend Roy as he is on holiday visiting friends, and others, in the Czech Republic and Poland.
He knew roughly where I was, and hoped we would meet too.
I told him I was in Berlin, and would be going to Colditz in the morning, the message I got back suggested I was too late and we ...
... 8220;look” at the porcelain factory behind windows – yuk – and go through a sort of museum. The show room has lots for sale – dinner-sets and figurines etc but all out of my price range. Real nice stuff though.
Not a trusting society at the beer gardens. You have to pay a deposit for your glass – 2 Euro. Guess too many were walking.
The ice-creams and fattening desserts are getting bigger as ...
... hot dog' as a first course for lunch.
Although the morning was overcast and threatening a shower the sun did come out as we set up camp at the campsite and had the rest of our lunch. At 5pm it started raining quiet hard, but fortunately there was a break about 7pm just enough to prepare, eat and wash up after dinner.
As we are only 23km from Dresden and at least two days rest, we may decide in the morning to go back to Meissen with light bikes to see the museum ...