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... good (for a change).
We walked further down into the Old Town to the Altmarkt (Old Market), which is now no longer used as a marketplace, but it is a large square, surrounded by cafes and an old church in one corner. We had burgers for lunch, then it was time for a return to collect our bags and head to the station, back to Prague on our 5pm train.
Dresden was a really good stay, and perfect for an overnight stay.
Martin & ...
It was time to leave Berlin. We got up and headed across the street to the cafe and had ourselves the typical breakfast that seems to greet us each morning: rolls, cold cuts, cheese, tomato/cucumber, hard boiled egg, coffee and juice. It seems everywhere we saw breakfast served, these were the key components.
Next step was to check out of the ibis hotel. It was an excellent A-1 stay - location, price, convenience - highly recommended.
... Of the buildings that did survive, there is the lovely old Kreuzkirche. We opted to climb the steps of the 54 metre tower here rather than take the elevator to the top of the newly built Frauenkirche. Full 360 degree views of the city from the top, where we took some time to reflect on what the city must have looked like after it was almost flattened to the ground in 1945.
The oldest part of town is the Bruhlsche Terrasse, or Balcony of Europe, a 500 metre stretch of ...
... before it began to rain and we began to tire. We found a little spot near a river and the road, not the best camp ground but fine for what we needed.shelter under trees, semi quite, water and not too far from where we needed to go to cross the border the following day.
We rode about 80kms today and it felt successful. Every muscle in our body ached and it was both physically and mentally challenging, especially getting soaked, but we made it and we had a good, warm and dry nights ...
... of the city in a "socialist modern" style, partly for economic reasons, but also to break away from the city's past as the royal capital of Saxony and a stronghold of the German bourgeoisie. However, some of the bombed-out ruins of churches, royal buildings and palaces, such as the Gothic Sophienkirche, the Alberttheater and the Wackerbarth-Palais were razed by the Soviet and East German authorities in the 1950s and 1960s instead of being repaired.