Mercure Dresden Elbpromenade
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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 ...
... Turns out he loves San Francisco, remembers fondly his trip from 5 years ago and talked lovingly about the wonderful steaks, hamburgers and beef in general. Apparently Levi's are a big deal in Germany but I wasn't going to sell him mine. Maureen mentioned how good the fish is in San Francisco and he smiled and said "fish is for women". He wasn't being rude, but fish is not on his short list.
Sunday, May 24;
We started out the day walking ...
... we were there was exactly the period. So we decided we will spend the first half of the day on Sunday there before heading back. Once we were there, we realised it was huge! An entire field of stalls and indoors there are two exhibition halls filled with stalls! We spent 4 -5 hours just shopping the flea market stalls and we were really satisfied with our spoils! Highly recommended flea market.