Photogallery: Germany – Saxony, Dresden: A Restored City
Germany – Saxony, Dresden: A Restored City
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In recent times Czechs more and more often visit Dresden. The second largest Saxon city that is well accessible from PraguePrague. It is not only an option for those who just want to shop, but the city itself has a rich cultural life and wonderful historical city-center that was restored after the Second World War due to a disastrous bombarding by RAF and USAAF.
Photo: Klára Svobodová
This German capital is a town, pulsing letterally day and night. In past, Berlin was one of main seats of Fuhrer Hitler, or a town with its fixed frontier between East and West. Nevertheless, you feel the history nearly on each step.
Amazing compound on the rock, a bending of River Elbe, everlasting fame, travellers' lectures, educative travel games for children.
Bad Schandau, a German town, is situated almost on the border. We set off from Mlada Boleslav and travel in the direction to Ceska Lipa and Decin. We cross the border at Schmilka border crossing which is mere 8 kilometers from our point of interest. Bad Schandau, as the name suggests, is a spa town. It is situated on banks of the Elbe River in the heart of Saxon Switzerland national park. Bad Schandau consists of nine districts – the old town of Schandau, Krippen, Porschdorf, Neuporschorf, Prossen, Schmilka, Postelwitz, Waltersdorf and Ostrau. As Bad Schandau is really a small town, there are several places to visit.
Fichtelberg is 25 kilometers by air from Karlovy Vary. It is the highest mountain in the Ore Mountains but on theirs German side. It is a nice climb where you pass 1000 meters above sea level of altitude and you can see two countries from there.
Beer. A world-spread beverage yet not all the same everywehre. Do you also like having a cold one at your favorite place? What if you go somewhere further than just to the nearest place? Yes, we talk about world's largest beer festival - Oktoberfest.
For we have experience with overcrowded Christmas market in Dresden or Wien, this time we decided to try some less known cities in Germany - Görlitz and Bautzen. I recommend this trip because everything will exceed your expectation. Both cities are close to the border with the Czech Republic. We started in Mlada Boleslav. It took us less than 2 hours to reach downtown Görlitz. Bautzen is only 40 minutes by car further. You can park your car there easily and the Christmas market gets crowded only in the evening.
Metal sound of carabiners, metal ladder, craps, sharp edges of the rock, unforgettable vista of Labe valley.
The smell of tulips, daffodils, orchids, roses, dahlias, rhododendrons, hortenzias mix with the smell of Bodam lake. The air with this light smell goes in the speed of light breeze. Butterfly wings soar above bushes, beefy tree trunks and their bark with nice smell make the island garden beautiful.
No one was born all-knowing. One has to try ferrates before knows their secrets. Where to find them? Near Czech-German borderline. There are ferrates of three difficulties and you can train there all day long without being disturbed by crowds of other ferrate fans.
For a pleasant stroll along the coastal promenade and a touch of history do not look just for the Mediterranean sea. If you like a lighter climate, head to the Baltic Sea. One of the options is the city of Rostock. And today we take a walk in its downtown.
trips to Europe will lead us today to the West German town of Trier in Rhineland-Palatinate. One of the oldest urban settlements in Germany is of rich history, a number of architectural treasures and several attractions that we will gradually discover.
After a week we return to Trier. After getting acquainted with its history we set out to visit the sights. Our first stop is the best preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps - Porta Nigra.
On the way from Děčín to Dresden, you will not miss the town of Pirna with a populatio nof about 40,000 inhabitants, which serves not only as an ideal gateway to the Saxon Switzerland, but thanks to its beautiful historical center, it is itself a popular cruise destination.
Dresden is the most popular advent when we go to famous markets and also shop for Primark. But it would be a shame not to look through the historic city center, it is a beautiful and uplifting walk that will definitely be longer than you plan. In many places you will not be able to enjoy enough.
When visiting, just avoid weekends and German public holidays, we recommend to go off-season or at least for one whole day. Otherwise, get ready for a big rush.
Germany has many interesting and famous places for which their architecture is typical. The lesser known town in the state of Hesse, which lies on the highway between Passau and the Netherlands, is no exception. If you are passing by, take a break into the small town called Limburg an der Lahn and relax in the romantic streets of the city.
We will proceed in our journey across Bavaria today. Our pilgrimage begins on the shores of Lake Königssee, where we board the boat and enjoy a cruise on the mirroring surface surrounding the Berchtesgaden National Park.
There is still a seaside atmosphere on the Baltic coast. The heart of Rostock belongs to the navy, and this great romantic atmosphere is even more enhanced by sunset while walking through the city harbor.
Do you like walking on the beach and not worry about cold sea temperature or the wind in your hair? Head with us to the German coast of the Baltic Sea - the famous Warnemünde Tourist Center - and enjoy the healing effects of the sea.
Sun beams peak from behind fluffy clouds to dry puddles on a forest path. Water flowing down the stream flows over bumpy bed. Dropplets covered moss covered trunks with drew. The air smells of needles and resin.
The Warnemünde resort offers not only walks along the beach, water sports and lounging on white sand on the Baltic Sea. Take a stroll down the promenade to its center and enjoy the romance and lively rush of the old fishing village or harbor.
Wernigerode, a German town, is fun to see not only for fans of history, architecture, magical nature and hardcore fans of trains. There is a narrow railroad and also you can take a ride by steam train. The city is also called as “colorful city at Harz " (Die Bunte Stadt am Harz).
Berlin has become a center of art in Europe. It is a place where strong alternative culture has grown and is still growing. Its “tourist” side I know well already. I decided to see places where an ordinary tourist doesn’t go. Places with “vibe” and something interesting is happening there.
Meckleburg-Vorpommern is the sixth Germany’s largest state. The northernmost part of it are the islands of Rujana and Usedom. There are flocks of tourists taking pictures. The mystery of the Baltic Sea is the island of Poel.
Would you like to sail on a gondola, observe Lusatian nature, meet firefighter or mail rowing boat, taste Spreewald cucumbers, or apple pure pancakes? Then visit Spreewald.
The season of wine starts. Dark and pale grapes hang on bushes in Heilbronn, Germany. Days of fall lure you to taste first Riesling of this year’s yield. Will the wine be sweat or tart?
So let’s continue in our story where we have left it. We return to Bad Füssing thermal spa. We have seen some of what it has to offer but what else is there to do? You shouldn’t miss a walk in pretty vast and beautiful spa park. There are many flowerbeds which fit together really nicely. The colors will allure your sight. Moreover, there are benches, fountains, and silent nooks – simply a perfect place to relax.
Last month we peaked for a while to the city. We have learned about one of the most famous sights there, Kurhaus. This monumental building has inside a casino and a restaurant. It is definitely a place you should visit.
Germany is a large and populous country. There many cities we more or less known. Often we talk here about important regional and national centers in Germany. This day is no exception.
Not a long time ago, I went for a trip to the Hague, a city you might read about in some of our articles. The road from the Czech Republic goes across Germany. I chose to go on direction to Dresden across Saxon Switzerland.
In today’s article we stop for a while in a city with old sights, the capital of the smallest of the German states.
Ingolstadt is a city on the Danube mostly known for its Audi cars. However, the city boasts with rich history. The greatest fame came in the 15th century when it was a residence of Bavarian dukes. The old town is not very large and you can see all important sights within two hours.
Eichstätt is a historical town on the Altmühl river in the center of Bavaria. Hills of the Altmühltal park surround it and there is absolute piece and good atmosphere. Perhaps it is due to the fact that it is cut from the outside world. It doesn’t lay near main railroads. You have to get of thee train in the middle of nowhere and get to the park by a regional train.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is located in northwest Bavaria, on the banks of the river Tauber. It is a medieval walled town with many narrow streets, romantic corners and small squares. At the town gate is a large garden with a view of the opposite part of the city.
Weltenburg monastery belongs to the Benedictines, it is located on a peninsula near a well-known part of the Danube between Weltenburg and Kelheim. It is the oldest monastery in Bavaria. It was established by Scottish monks around the year of 620.
An ancient city that is today the largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia. Its history originally as oppidum of the Ubi, a Germanic tribe. During the first century AD when the Roman Empire expanded its border, the settlement became part of the Roman province of Germania Inferior and the settlement got a new Latin name of Colonia and became the capital of the province.
This city of 150 thousand people is located in the nearby German state of Bavaria. From Prague to Regensburg it takes approximately two hours by car.
If you love traveling and exploring new and interesting places while you are in some city, go with us, at least for a while through a short article about one of the most beautiful German cities I've visited so far.
I received an offer to an accommodation in Austria, in hotel Fürstenhof, which is located near from German border. The place of the hotel is great. It is great for the summer as well as the winter season. In winter, it changes to skiing area of Reutte. In summer it is a great opportunity to visit beautiful castles around. We drive from the Czech Republic across Germany to Austria.
Saxony is an area with rich history, beautiful cities, precious collections in museums, or famous cultural enterprises. The cultural wealth of the Free State of Saxony, one of Germany's 16 federal states, holds the status of leader in the field of tourism.
In the first article on the Free State of Saxony, we showed you the beautiful and fascinating history of Dresden, Leipzig and Pirna. We will continue in today's article, where we introduce you, although smaller, but more beautiful city or town that tourists sought the frontier region full of breathtaking nature, kind-hearted and hospitable people and excellent cuisine.
In the third part of our series of fascinating Saxon we introduce you town of Zwickau, well-known thanks for composer Robert Schumann, we take you to the town of miners Annaberg - Buchholz or try to entice you to visit the city "semi-precious stones and silver" to Freiberg.
In the last part of our series of fascinated history and nature of the country called Saxony, the city will introduce an important representative of Enlightenment Lessing, we stop in the town of Bautzen tower and finish our journey in Zittau.
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