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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 ...
... and there was one from the visa lady. This one didn't sound very positive from what I translated. The day before Tim had said it sounded like I should be getting a visa, but this one mentioned another law and something with taxing and that she wouldn't think I would be getting one.
I laid around outside, thinking about what I was to do. I started considering dates in which I could fly out, when would Tim's family be here so I could get to the airport and ...
... train drive for making me sit, but in reality I think my legs were hurting because... well, we were biking up a mountain!
It didn't feel like a steep slope a lot of the time, but MAN! I would be pedaling, pushing with all my might and standing up and it would seem like I was going nowhere.
We stopped at a Moor (I would translate it to "Marsh") and looked at a lot of nature there. We were really close to the Czech Republic again (if I would have ...