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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.
our first stop in Germany was the city of Dresden. Many impressive structures and a statue of Martin Luther at the centre square. A local speciality of curry wurst at a very mild level 2 out of 7. bearing in mind that 3 is as hot as tobasco sauce. Back onto bus then to Berlin! (And the ...
... option! The boys also had a go at practising their synchronised pyramid building, with varying degrees of success! There was also a quick demonstration of capoeira from Mr. Malitskie, with Tom providing the live prop! On to Leipzig now, 120+ shops in the train station alone...needless to say the kids are looking forward to ...
So the funny thing about Dresden is that we had no intention of going there in the first place, and then when we decided to, we were a week late. Let me explain. When we discovered that Germany had made it to the World Cup Final, we came up with the great idea that it would be awesome to actually be in Germany for the final!!! However, somehow I got it in my head that the final was on a week later than it actually was. Before we realised this, we had changed our train ticket ...
... 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.