Audio Podcast: Travel to Eastern Germany – Episode 209
Categories: Sightseeing, Cultural and History, General Travel Info
Semper Opera Dresden
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The Amateur Traveler talks to Eleonora about traveling to eastern Germany. Eleonora grew up in Dresden (Dresden vacation rentals | Dresden travel guide) and starts our tour there with a city restored from the rubble of World War II to one that boasts beautiful baroque architecture. She takes up verbally to the Master’s Gallery and also to the Green Vault in the old palace. She recommends the famous opera house in Dresden as well as the recent rebuilt Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche); these are major highlights for those wishing to travel in eastern Germany.
We climb to the old fortress (Festung Koenigstein) which protected the area. After Dresden, Eleonora directs us to the mountains of Saxon Switzerland and to the Ore Mountains (or Erzgebirge) with its tradition Christmas wood carvings. From there, those wishing to strike further afield while they travel in eastern Germany are advised to visit Leipzig (Leipzig vacation rentals | Leipzig travel guide) and Bautzen (Bautzen vacation rentals | Bautzen travel guide) (capital of a slavic minority – the Sorbs).
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