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'Twas some days before Christmas When we stormed German streets Taking to markets For the gifts, crafts and treats There was hype and excitement For the Streitzkmakt fair For a bucket list box Would be ticked off this year. We went many markets Drank of many Gluhweins (mulled wine) Wrapped up all warm And had jolly of times The best of the markets Medieval was themed From the stalls to the banners Even costumes it seemed There ...
Our drive day from Prague to Berlin today passed through Dresden, which is a beautiful gothic town famous for having the absolute bejesus bombed out of it by the Allies in the final months of the Second World War, and making porcelain. Over 80% of the town was destroyed during the bombings, so a lot of their very old buildings are now a patchwork of very old original and slightly newer brick as they were meticulously rebuilt in ...
That afternoon we
visited the Konigstein Fortress, this again is another wonderful feet of
engineering and a very interesting place to explore.
Our accommodation in
Dresden was at the A&O Hotel, this is a basic but excellent value hotel
that appeared to cater to all age groups regardless and was again in the city
and a very good base from which to explore the city on foot.
... the 12th century, and is located in the eastern part of Germany, an area which at one time was in the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany). It's the capital of the state of Saxony, and has an urban population of about 781,000 (overall 2.4 million). The three main areas supporting the economy are semiconductors, pharmaceuticals and mechanical & electrical engineering, industries which fit well with the numerous universities there.
... was therefore established in late 1939 and early 1940, two years before the death camps further east in occupied Poland began their hideous work. The practical application of the realisation of ideology. The SS operative in charge of operating the diesel engine here at Sonnenstein was called Hackenholt, and he ended up running the same machinery at Belzec Extermination Camp.
This had been a disturbing experience and left us deep in thought. We wandered around the hillside, ...