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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.
... 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 ...
... the wall had been. But we had to wait about an hour to get to the top of the tower so we walked down the street and went into the Berlin Cathedral that was impressive enough inside but you could also get some good views of the city. In the basement is where Dracula must have had his second home (take a look at the picture of the crypts) My first views of the Czech Republic are following the Elbe River leaving Dresden, Germany and crossing the border into former ...
... then at crowds and crowds of people streaming towards the Brauhaus by the bridge – a giant screen had been erected in the beer garden so people could watch Germany playing their first World Cup match.
We left them to it, bought an ice cream to carry on the cooling process then visited the Oxfam shop where Ulrike volunteers; she is in charge of books (among other things) and I was lucky enough ...