Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Day 10 - Prague - Dresden

It was a beautiful drive today through river valleys and forests to Dresden.  We have seen fruit trees, mostly apple trees, along the side of highways.  They look tempting.

We crossed the border mid-morning and stopped at the Königstein Fortress, a large hilltop fortification that towers over the Elbe River.  There were magnificent views in all directions.

From advertising sign

We made a quick stop at the Bastei a rock formation, which towers 194 metres above the Elbe River.

We then had a short drive on to Dresden, stopping briefly at Volkswagen's Transparent Factory, which is all glass, and you can see cars being manufactured.  Unfortunately they had stopped work for the day when we got there.  We checked into our VERY nice hotel and went for a short walk and found some open air markets that were interesting to wander around.

Our hotel, right in the centre of town
Then to top off a very nice day, we had the most amazing experience walking home from dinner - we came across 3 young people (my hunch is opera students) busking under the gothic arches very near our hotel.  Amazing.  I got goose bumps at their fabulous singing.

1 comment:

  1. Such great scenery and interesting stops along the way.