Dresden: How Many Nights?

Nov 13th, 2016, 07:03 AM
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"it may be somewhat under your league though..."

Ouch. Another reason not to write trip reports.
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Nov 13th, 2016, 08:02 AM
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Ouch. Another reason not to write trip reports.>>

Sorry Dukey - I didn't mean it quite like that.

I could of course go on to say that as we have got older we have found ourselves spending more on lodgings but i think that's just digging the hole deeper!
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Nov 13th, 2016, 08:52 AM
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Nov 13th, 2016, 10:46 AM
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Pal, once again you have mis-read what I said and it was not "1 day in Dresden and two elsewhere.">

sorry about that -only trying to add my two cents in a helpful way - I still think a day in Dresden itself is enough -more is always better-but a day trip to Meissen or Saxon Switzerland is a good option for the other.

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Nov 13th, 2016, 10:50 AM
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Please have your disagreements with other posters on someone else's thread.>

Once again Dukey you do NOT own any threads - when attacked I will reply -blame traveler1959 for the disruption and not just me.

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Nov 14th, 2016, 02:09 AM
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Good News, Annhig!

For our upcoming trip next August we have decided to ditch five of our six nights in London and spend the time in Cornwall instead.

Had to fiddle around with existing flight (expensive to change/abandon) arrangements back to London from Scotland, do the rental car thing, etc., but we will fly into Newquay and stay in Falmouth ( a location you had suggested as I recall).

No worries about the hotel recommendation "issue" above as I agree about the age and comfort aspects of things.

I will now sign off of this thread and to those above who offered useful recommendations without the necessity of having to have the very last word I am appreciative.
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Nov 14th, 2016, 04:07 AM
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great decision, Dukey.

If you'd like any help choosing accommodation in Falmouth let me know!
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Nov 14th, 2016, 05:06 AM
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I already read your recs on my other thread and appreciate those. I ended up booking at the Royal Duchy because I got a "deal" with Booking.com

However that hotel does have an interesting cancellation policy but anyway, will go with it and see how it works out. I know the place is "old" and has been "renovated" and I've read all the reviews and figure we don't really HAVE to have A/C etc., etc.

I'm looking forward to all of it in the area regardless of weather. Be a nice change from our usual London "thing" I think.
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Nov 14th, 2016, 05:57 AM
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https://royalduchy.co.uk/the-hotel/

Good choice, Dukey. Though we've not slept there we've had lunch on the terrace a few times and it's very nice. Great views too. Hope the August weather cooperates.
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Nov 25th, 2016, 08:44 AM
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DH just finished his four-week course at the Goethe Institut and is wandering around the Christmas markets. Happy to report: that amazing donut stand is back!

I'm joining him for five days and plan to revisit my favorite museums and take in the markets. We have reservations at m(eatery) and Kastenmeiers (got the last table available for the night we wanted) and will have our last dinner at Tamakuchi in the QF shopping area -- we both love their Singapore noodles.
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Nov 25th, 2016, 09:07 AM
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Enjoy yourselves, WTee!
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Nov 25th, 2016, 09:32 AM
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Goethe Institut>

A Rudolph Steiner fan?

Some friends made a special visit to Basel just to pay homage to Steiner at the Goethe Institute I think?

dukey your thread has run its course -pardon my disruption - no harm done now.
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Nov 25th, 2016, 10:17 AM
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It's a language school, Pal. Google the difference between the Goethe Institut and Goetheanum.
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Nov 25th, 2016, 10:37 AM
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OK - good!
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Nov 26th, 2016, 01:04 AM
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Have fun, Weisser Tee!

Went to the Striezelmarkt opening on Thursday, oecumenic service in Kreuzkirche first, then opening procedure at the market. Wonderful, very christmassy!

I found the medieval market in Stallhof to be better than last year. Prices not raised as far as I could see. Heading out to the Lausitz region for smaller markets today. Have already been at the opening ceremony in Freiberg on Tuesday. So many Christmas markets, so little time ...
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Nov 26th, 2016, 05:35 AM
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I am delighted you guys are enjoying this thread. Perhaps we can keep it going until I actually GET to Dresden next year and then you can tell me, "Oh, you should have done this or should have done that," LOL.

Anyway, as to these Christmas Markets I have to agree they can be fun and charming and to see the variations between places as we did which included Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, and Berlin, made it all the more interesting.

I hope ALL of you have a wonderful holiday season this year. Over here I'm not sure what the New Year is going to bring if you get my meaning.

Cheers!
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Nov 27th, 2016, 08:02 AM
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A sneak preview of the Dresden Frauenkirche Advent Konzert to be broadcast on ZDF at 18:00 December 4.

DH shot this from the window of our serviced apartment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN2qZSzaL2Q
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Nov 27th, 2016, 08:30 AM
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Thanks for this, Weisser Tee! Perfect location of your apartment.

I went to the ZDF Advent concerts in earlier years, the best was probably with Jonas Kaufmann, Elina Garanca and Anja Harteros. A friend snuck me in to the dress rehearsal a couple of years ago when Vittorio Grigolo sang - what a show! LOL

Too much Baroque music nowadays for my taste. But always great ambience.

Dukey and everyone else, a wonderful Advent and Christmas to y'all, too. (We don't bother with 'holiday' season in Germany, threw political correctness out of the window a while ago ;-) )
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Dec 1st, 2016, 11:58 AM
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Having a wonderful time in Dresden as always! Great dinner tonight at Kastenmeiers (Cosmos only 6.50 euros, a bargain compared to CH). We were lucky enough to have snow !!) last night. Rain today, but who cares.
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Dec 1st, 2016, 12:15 PM
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Ingo, despite what anyone has done regarding greetings I continue to be inclusive of everyone, even those who might be sensitive.

Glad you are enjoying your stay, WeisserTee; I am looking forward to spending time in the city next year.
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