The Westin Bellevue Dresden
Travel Blogs from Dresden
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 …
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 and warm …
... interesting - wine tasting! We are now experts, knowing how to check the aroma, check the acidity on the palate, and all about after-taste - and we didn't spit it out either. Shopping in Asda will never be the same again!
After all the talk about recent floods, we were late arriving in Torgau due to low water levels. Arrived at 6, went straight on a guided walk and got back just in time for dinner at 7. Joined by six more Americans, this time from Georgia ...
... it and hearing about how quickly it went up, literally overnight, is just mind boggling. Heard stories about kids having sleepovers on the other side and not being able to get back to their families the following day. In saying that, the walls height isn't that impressive. But some of the artwork that is on it now was really cool. To think it only came down in 1989. Next we drove past ...
... flags and German beer (getting quite used to all this beer!).
This afternoon we went ashore for our coach trip to Bastei, a rock formation 600ft above the Elbe with fantastic views down to the river. Well the postcard showed the fantastic view as we couldn't even see the river! At least the bright red brollies were colourful.
Had a quick look around Bad Schandau ...
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