Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dresden and the Ghosts of Prague

Traveled to Prague via Dresden today. Dresden was a cultural center for Germany, and was marked by beautiful architecture and art.  Towards the end of World War II it was bombed heavily, which is arguable even today was unnecessary. Over 90% of the main part of the city was destroyed.  In the 80's efforts were made to rebuild using much of the same materials that were left from the bombing, and it's hard to imagine that most of all you can see has been built within the last 20 years!

We arrived in Prague this evening and after dinner, went on a ghost tour of the city.  It was more fun and amusing than anything else - but did explain some of the interesting stories and lore of the area.  Prague is a beautiful city and we will spend the day here tomorrow exploring!