The Westin Bellevue Dresden
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Tonight we rushed to get checked into the hotel so we could go pick up the kids for "parent time". I was so excited to hang with Calvin that I had researched the local offerings and found a quaint, medieval themed restaurant out of the tourist zone that I thought Calvin would dig.
The Schankhaus Anno Domini was fabulous! It was very small …
I decided to skip the walking tour today and ended up sleeping most of the day. It was fabulous, and this ended up being a good plan since most of the sites were closed and it was wicked cold out.
I managed to roll out of bed in time to take a bath in my deep hotel tub, listen to some great music and sip the mini bar champagne while …
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.
Also climbed a few steps in the church to have a look at the old city from above!!!
Joined the cycle brigade one day and rode to a village 26km away down the river Elbe. Nice ride although it was a bit hot (the weather has improved and its now 30+ degrees). The town – Meissen – is known for its famous porcelain. And its cathedral and castle!!! Quite a medieval town with cobbled streets. You can do ...