Dresden. Zwinger, Germany

Dresden should be on your Bucket list

Dresden is always worth a visit. Unfortunately it was almost completely destroyed in a firestorm allied bombing in February 1945. After so many years, it is now completely rebuilt. I have been there twice, first time in 2006, right after the Frauenkirche was erected, and at Christmas 2012 to visit the Dresdner Striezelmarkt At the peak of the 18th century Dresden ruled most of present … Continue reading Dresden should be on your Bucket list

Teufelsmauer, Harz, Saxony

Germany also has a Great Wall

The Rock wall stretches between the small towns of Ballenstedt and Blankenburg in the Harz, Saxony According to a stories by the Grimm Brothers, the standing rocks became known as the Devil’s Wall, and the rocky gravel area the Devils’s Dance Floor. At one time God and the Devil were fighting for domination over the world. A time limit was given to the Devil by … Continue reading Germany also has a Great Wall

Bastei, Sächsische Schweiz, Saxony

The Bastei, an impressive Rock formation

The “Bastei” in Saxony or Sächsische Schweiz, is an impressive sandstone formation and a natural monument. I saw this impressive Rock formation at a distance from the Königstein castle The view over the Elbe Valley to the Tafelberge mountains of Saxony and far into the neighboring landscape of the Lusatian Mountains and the Eastern Ore Mountains is world-famous. At a distance of 130 m and … Continue reading The Bastei, an impressive Rock formation