After a good early breakfast at 0800, we packed up our stuff, paid our hotel and went by taxi to Berlin Hauptbahnhof. Our train to Dresden left from platform 2 at 1026. The IC train was a new product as it was a single four carriages unit of the two storeys STADLER KISS wagons. Only one of them had in the top floor 1st class seating, hence it good a bit crowded during the trip.
We arrived in Dresden on time and decided to go for a walk towards our Hotel MARITIM next to the Landtag of Saxonia, the saxon country parliament. It was a nice walk through the old city of Dresden, passing by many rebuilt heritage buildings. They are mostly rebuilt as Dresden got destroyed massively in the last months of the second world war by British and American airraids. But Dresden has been rebuilt since – slowly but surely – and the city has again a lot of its charme again.
This time we had a suite in our hotel which was available for not a lot of money more as the hotel itself was pretty much booked already. We enjoyed the spacious and elegant environment of our hotel room a lot.
In the afternoon and evening, we took some time to explore the really beautiful city, several photos show it clearly. For dinner, we went to the “Sophienkeller” where we have experienced a very nice evening – between traditional saxonian food and animation by artists.
Shortly after midnight, we returned to our hotel for a good man’s sleep.
Tomorrow more from Dresden in the morning – and in the afternoon off to Prague in the Czech Republic.