Mercure Hotel Riesa
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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.
... yet another place you knew as a boy was great fun, especially with my overheating great friend.
The lady doing the tour liked my t-shirt, but did encourage Roy to to get his pasty nips out, and licked her lips when he did. Roy missed that.
The ingenuity of the guys that were held there was amazing, they even built a glider, which was proved to work by a channel 4 film recently.
... saltimbocca veal for me and halibut for Kathy we set out for a stroll around the town led by our tour director Emma. Torgau is a Renaissance town, famous for the 1945 meeting of Russian and American troops on the bombed bridge that crossed the Elbe, as the allies pushed the Germans back towards Berlin. It is remembered with an erected memorial and a celebration each year on the banks of the river. The town has ...
... by Rembrandt, Canaletto and Liotard. I also went through the Meissen Porcelain (Dresden China) Museum, which is very worthwhile, there is far more than just old cups and saucers :).
As I was heading home I came across a jazz concert in the square. It was fabulous and I ended up sitting next to a German couple, Elisabeth and Hans. Elisabeth had very limited English but kept talking to me animatedly - we ended up ...