Ibis Dresden Lilienstein
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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 ...
... kings of Prussia had their summer palaces. The wait to tour the main one of Schloss Sansoucci was almost 2 hours so we just walked the grounds and went up inside of a working Dutch-style windmill. It was nice to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city for a while. On returning we went up into the TV tower that towers over Berlin and got a birds eye view of everything which really helped get a perspective of the sites we had seen the day before and a general idea ...
... 8211; lovely and cool in the temperature which had now hit 35°C.
Time was ticking on, so we reboarded a tram then walked to the funicular railway to get us down to the Blue Wonder Bridge across the Elbe. The high area of Weisser Hirsch was one of the most expensive residential areas of Europe and the houses certainly bore witness to that. As we crossed the bridge, we looked back at the palaces high on ...