Hotel Novalis Dresden
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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 ...
... our tolerance for cities. Btw the bfast display was quite the extravaganza.
-back to the hotel for some down time n warm up. I grabbed a quick workout n then we dropped our bags n went to get the rental car.
-on the way we stopped by this artsy neighborhood with some fun displays in the courtyard. I liked ...
How lucky we are – bright blue skies and sunshine yet again. Today Ulrike had very kindly agreed to be our tour guide and share her knowledge of Dresden with us. We walked across the road to catch the tram into the city, and our eyes were immediately drawn to some decorated roadside 'boxes': these were mostly telephone connection boxes, painted in intricate designs to hide their origin and discourage ...