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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.
... bombing so is largely as it was built in the early 1700's. (except for a few modern buildings). The “old town” though looks the oldest even though it was rebuilt as they have resurrected/restored the buildings like they were before they were destroyed. Lots of Baroque buildings.
Did the “free” walking tour – just the old city - and got orientated. The city central area of both the old town and the ...
-we navigated our way through the little town with nice vistas of the rock promontories in the distance. Once in the forest we lost our view a bit but were able to roughly follow our progress on the map.
-the best scenery came near the end of the hike when the trail took us right through and adjacent to the promontories. Cool stuff n good timing as we were about done.
-we found ...
... taste test to ensure that it was fit for human consumption. My order was the beef and pork steak (Suzanne style) with veg - yep, it was a rissole but a bloody nice rissole at that.
We were enticed into a shop and were not permitted to leave until we made a purchase. The cheapest item in the shop was a single scoop of ice cream - coffee mascarpone, very nice it was too.
A short walk back to our palace and soon to bed. ...