We love having visitors. This past week we welcomed my husband’s parents, who we shall call Memaw and Pepaw – Southern names for grandmother and grandfather – as well as some old friends of ours from one of our favorite cities. On the one day everyone was here together we took a day trip to Dresden.
Late during WWII, Dresden was heavily bombed by the British and most of the city was completely destroyed. It wasn’t until the early 1990s after the GDR that Dresden begin to rebuild. Slowly using as much of the original rubble as they could, they began to rebuild. As you can see from the photos below it looks quite beautiful now.
We didn’t have a lot of time to spend, so after the quick train ride to Dresden we went down to the Innenstadt. We went into the Frauenkirche, which had only just been restored and opened to the public in 2005. We stopped and ate lunch in the medieval section of the Weihnachtsmarkt before heading into the castle. The boys especially loved the armor and weapon rooms. PH and I are already planning another trip to Dresden. I’m thinking we need to do the touristy thing and do one of the bus tours.