Friday, February 22, 2008

Taking the train to Dresden...

We leave in the morning on a train to Dresden, Germany. We made a quick trip there shortly after we moved to Prague in order to submit our Czech residency visa applications (for some reason you have to be outside the country to do that), but we were only in Dresden for a couple of hours - have lunch and then go to the Czech consulate for five minutes. So we really didn't see much of the city.

We're only staying one night and returning on Sunday but it's at the Radisson. The Radisson has a pool which is one of the reasons we booked it. Noah loves swimming and it will be a reward for the sight seeing that he gets fed up with fairly quickly. I am looking forward to the train trip as much as I am to sight seeing in the city. Just relax for 2 1/2 hours and watch the scenery go by.

We are going to do some shopping (more diet Sprite or 7-Up, neither of which you can get in the Czech Republic), visit a hands on childrens museum and also the glass VW factory where they make 150 hand-made VW Phaetons a day. Here is a picture.


Dresden is most famous as the city that was firebombed by the Allies during WWII, killing an estimated 24,000 - 40,000 civilians.

Here is Dresden in the aftermath of WWII. Verly little remained intact.

Here is the current rebuilt city of Dresden.

For anyone interested in learning more about the city here is the link to the wikipedia page. Of course, I'll post pictures after we get back.

2 comments:

Michael Carøe Andersen said...

Have a nice trip :) I'm always going through Dresden and often changing trains there but I've never given the city a look. I should do that next time and the VW factory thing looks really interesting.

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