Motel One Dresden-Palaisplatz
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Draw a big squiggly blob. That is exactly the route I took to explore Dresden. It didn't turn out to not even be all that big, but it was extremely beautiful with many hidden corners. You can easily walk throughout all areas of the city and see all the important buildings in one day. Thats exactly what I did. A little info book in hand, I soon gave …
... Procession of Princes": a mural on the side of one of Old Town's largest buildings, hundreds of feet long, displaying the kings and princes of the Sachsen region down the ages. From here, it was a short walk to Theaterplatz, with the Semper Opera House, Residenzschloss and cathedral. Also here, and where we spent the next couple of hours, was the Zwinger: Dresden's old palace, with its large grounds, huge square with promenades and fountains. The ...
... is somewhat surprising, considering the hammering it received during WWII - particularly on Kristallnacht.
The city is a mix of very modern development and new shopping malls and shops along with the 15th And 16th century historic buildings and cobblestone streets.
We continued to check out the town until 7:30 when our bodies ran out of fuel. Before heading to bed, we shared a bottle of Reisling in the room and toasted the city if Dresden.
... by bus, our apartment in Dresden was smack bang between the Neustadt and Altstadt. This was perfect as the Altstadt has most of the tourist sites and monuments, and the Neustadt is where all the action and nightlife is!
Dresden was badly hit during WWII with the Allied forces bombing 60% of the city and its buildings to ruins. 25,000 civilians died and the city was in flames for 7 days. Due to us visiting several cities with such strong historical backgrounds ...
... by a wall just like the fort but bigger. During the war people weren't allowed to leave so it became very over crowded and a hard place to live.
Now it is very quiet with very few people about and rather run down. It felt sad. We got told to move, when we stopped to take a photo, by a grumpy looking policeman. Sadly we were all ...