Ibis Dresden Bastei
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'Twas some days before Christmas When we stormed German streets Taking to markets For the gifts, crafts and treats There was hype and excitement For the Streitzkmakt fair For a bucket list box Would be ticked off this year. We went many markets Drank of many Gluhweins (mulled wine) Wrapped up all warm And had jolly of times The best of the markets Medieval was themed From the stalls to the banners Even costumes it seemed There ...
Our drive day from Prague to Berlin today passed through Dresden, which is a beautiful gothic town famous for having the absolute bejesus bombed out of it by the Allies in the final months of the Second World War, and making porcelain. Over 80% of the town was destroyed during the bombings, so a lot of their very old buildings are now a patchwork of very old original and slightly newer brick as they were meticulously rebuilt in ...
... buildings and quite a few new ones as well which
have been built since the unification, we spent our time exploring the city and
the obligatory Christmas markets whilst making time to support each other
during this sad period.
A highlight of the trip
so far was visiting the beautiful Bastei Bridge which is located a short drive
from Dresden. The engineering feet to
build this bridge ...
... 7 and disembark at Heeresbackerei stop. However, I found that the Tram message board indicated the correct stop as Stauffenbergallee, so I got off there. I walked to the corner and noticed a large stainless steel sign that pointed to the museum. After a short walk through a small park, I turned the corner and saw the distinctive stainless steel “wedge” designed by Daniel Libeskind.
The facility is officially called the ...
... of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was sent here in 1914 and he died within its grim walls in wretched conditions in 1918. Unsurprisingly, the SS took over this already mighty prison in 1941, and turned it into a Concentration Camp for opponents of the Nazi Empire. Although the inevitable "Arbeit Macht Frei" was painted over the entrance, this was never a work camp like Mauthausen or Dachau; the extensive cells and imposing walls required no further frills: this ...