I stayed in Dresden for 3 days, and thought that more than sufficient. I spent the most of the first day napping from all the travel I’ve been doing. It’s quite exhausting, but the best part of traveling in Germany is their carpool system (it was called mitfahrgelegenheit at the time). I spent 7 euros to get from Berlin to Dresden with a couple strangers. I parted with my buddy from Norway, and he hitchhiked his way to Frankfurt. Dresden is very much a war-torn city from World War II. Much of the destruction of Dresden has been rebuilt, yet still remains historically beautiful. The architecture is incredibly impressive and I am just left in awe everywhere I go.
The Semperoper (Opera house) completely rebuilt after the war.
Neat little patterns on the grass of the Zwinger Palace.
The details on each part of the building is so intricate and filled with misery and burden.
The Dresden Frauenkirche (Cathedral)
Inside the Dresden Frauenkirche
Vantage point of Dresden’s skyline sitting on the grass, looking right over the River Elbe.
Since anti-fascist movements seem prevalent in Germany, one would think Germans would be more educated on matters pertaining to race. In my experience, I found some of the people of Dresden to be less open minded in their views of what an “American” is, and what they should look like (see: caucasian).