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Kreisfreie Stadt Dresden

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  • Day67

    Dresden germany

    September 1 in Germany

    Eckberg castle is where our hotel is today, toured Dresden and got a history lesson in how the American bombs turned the city to rumble that burned for 5 days and left only one bridge remaining across the river. Tonight we have dinner in the castle. So much to see in this big world we live in. Riots in Chemnitz Germany 42 miles away, over immigration, same problems we have in USA.

  • Day36

    Dresden

    July 23, 2017 in Germany

    Had a wonderful stay in Dresden. Dresden was bombed many times by the allied forces during the war and destroyed - it burnt for 5 days. Most of the old building were destroyed or just left with part of the shell. Dresden was then part of Eastern Germany under communism. Since then amazingly Dresden has now been restored and a large percentage of the old building have now been rebuilt - as they originally were. it's quite extraordinary but amazing. Our internet is very patchy for the next week or so, so post are sporadic.Read more

  • Day47

    Dresden

    July 23, 2017 in Germany

    Dresden is a beautiful city with magnificent buildings. It is hard to believe that it has all been rebuilt after being bombed at the end of WWII.  For decades, the communist regime of East Germany refused to rebuild the most historic and well-known landmark of Dresden -- the Frauenkirche church. Its ruins remained untouched as a symbol against war and as a memorial for those who were killed. It was only after the fall of the Berlin Wall that restoration and rebuilding began.The rebuilding of the church and other sights and monuments was mainly due to the financial support coming from western German states and according to a volunteer at the church from a lot of rich people. Some buildings were constructed in a modern way, others were totally rebuilt, based on old photos and the use of original stones found in the rubble. The restoration of the city has not been completed yet. There are construction sites throughout the city. We did a great Hop on Hop off bus tour which took us over the Elbe River with great views of the Upper Elbe Valley and its trio of castles - Albrechtsberg Castle, Lingner Castle (aka Villa Stockhausen) and Eckberg Castle - located adjacent to one another. Lots of restaurants to choose from and good food. We want Al to order a pork knuckle (huge) but so far he has resisted. We head to Prague tomorrow for six days and then back to Germany so it's not too late for that pork knuckle Al 😆Read more

  • Day3

    Stadterkundung Dresden

    September 14 in Germany

    Heute haben wir die Altstadt von Dresden erkundet. Im Hygienemuseum sind wir gestartet und Garten viel zu wenig Zeit für die tollen und interessanten Ausstellung. Weiter ging es über den Markt in die Frauenkirche und in die Semperoper. Den Abschluss haben wir im Zwinger gemacht. Obwohl es bereits 17.30 Uhr war, tranken wir endlich einen Kaffee und spekulierten etwas. Es gibt ja so viele interessante Menschen!! 😊Read more

  • Day2

    Sachsens Glanz - Dresden

    September 13 in Germany

    Im Sachunterricht muss jeder 4 Exkursionstage absolvieren. Ich habe mich für die Fahrt nach Dresden entschieden. Zum einen, weil Dresden wirklich sehr schön ist und es dort viel zu sehen gibt. Und zum anderen, weil ich do schon 3/4 Exkursionstagen sicher habe.
    Wir haben direkt am 1. Tag eine Weinprobe in der Nähe vom Schloss Pillnitz mit einem netten Winzer gemacht, der immer dafür sorgte, dass unsere Gläser nicht leer sind.🍷😋
    Das hatten wir uns nach einem langen und anstrengenden Tag auch verdient.
    Von der Stadt Dresden werden wir in den nächsten Tagen mehr sehen.
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  • Day5

    Dresden

    July 26 in Germany

    Bi fast scho 30 Grad hei mr hüt Morge wedr aues is Büsli verstaut u si die 30 Kilometer uf Dresden gfahre. Mer hei die schön Stadt ide verschiedene Shopping-Läde gnosse u doch na di eint oder ander Sehenswürdigkeit gseh😊 Nach em gnüsse vom Abigläbe si mr mit em Bus zrögg zum
    Camping gfahre.

  • Day4

    Dresden

    May 28 in Germany

    Dresden, capital of the eastern German state of Saxony, is distinguished by the celebrated art museums and classic architecture of its reconstructed old town. Completed in 1743 and rebuilt after WWII, the baroque church Frauenkirche is famed for its grand dome. The Versailles-inspired Zwinger palace houses museums including Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, exhibiting masterpieces of art like Raphael’s “Sistine Madonna.”

    We strolled around the city that is called the German Florence because of its general appearance. It is a magnificent city centre. Wherever you look all is beautiful! Despite the bombing of Dresden by the British and the American during World War II that destroyed over 6.5 km2 of the city centre, the Germans made a spectacular rebuilding of the area and made it a fairyland city.

    We were just in time to get into Frauenkirche. Actually, we were the last people inside.
    From the outside, it was also amazing to see the Semperoper and the Zwinger. We walked along the Procession of Princes (Fürstenzug) - the largest porcelain mural in the world, depicting a parade of Saxon princes and dukes to commemorate the 1000-year long reign of the Wettin dynasty. It is composed of 25,000 tiles from the porcelain manufacturer Meissen. The mural covers the exterior of the Royal Mews in Auguststrasse. It is a pitty that it lost its status of World Heritage by UNESCO.
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  • Day5

    Dresden by daylight...

    May 29 in Germany

    This was only the morning of the 29th because we were already leaving to Prague with a stop at the Saxonic Switzerland.
    But we still went along Brühl's Terrace (Brühlsche Terrasse) which is set between the river Elbe and the Old Town and it was amazing to feel the buzz of the city and walk again the city's streets, now with full daylight and the Chinese tourists all around... Near the Zwinger, there was the car from Back to the Future...
    After a coffee break and sending the postcards back home, it was time to say bye-bye Dresden...
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  • Day37

    Dresden.....2 days

    August 19, 2016 in Germany

    I decided to stay in Dresden for two nights for a couple of reasons. 1 - it's quite a nice hotel and I felt like a rest. 2 - a full day gives you more time to explore. Dresden, although dating back to the 12th century, is quite a modern city mixing old and new. It came under sustained bombing during WW2 (damn mentioned it again) and so lost a lot of heritage. Amazingly there are some beautiful old cathedrals and other buildings remaining intact. My photos don't do them justice.

    I spent a lot of time walking (did 18 kms today) and getting lost - a lot of fun.

    Had a traditional German dinner of cold pork, pickles, egg (and other stuff) on a dark, very dark, bread followed by desert made of potatoes and curd rolled in sugar and fried. It tasted ok. Potatoes for desert, who would have thought.

    Found a bike shop I hope will be able to supply me with replacement speakers/audio for my helmet comms. Will try and pick up in the morning before I head into the Czech Republic.

    Talk soon....cheers
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