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Time to Spend in Cologne-Amsterdam-Berlin-Dresden-Nuremburg

Nov 10th, 2010, 09:46 AM
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danon, how many hours of the 45 h did you sleep? ;-)

I am with Karasek on this. The Frauenkirche seems too polished to me, it lacks the patina that a really old church has - like the cathedral in Meißen. I wouldn't say the Frauenkirche feels like a train station, to me it's more like a concert hall. In fact I'm gonna see a Christmas concert there 26 Nov and another 17 Dec. But a church? Not really. It also doesn't have a local congregation.

MLF611, I guess we will never make you a fan of Meissen then, but to each their own!

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Nov 10th, 2010, 12:25 PM
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No, probably not. And I know there are places I really like that others don't. That's fine, to each their own. But I do find it annoying when someone takes my dislike to Meissen and then leaps to the conclusion that I probably didn't care for it because I find architecture and history boring.

One of the things that I like most about Frauenkirche is not its beauty, but the spirit and dedication of the people who rebuilt it. When I was there on Easter Sunday (2010), several locals talked to the visitors about what having the church back meant to them both as Christians and as Dresden residents. I found what they had to say very moving - but to each his own.
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Nov 10th, 2010, 02:36 PM
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I loved Bamberg and I liked Nuremburg. The Nazi sites were very interesting.
FYI, Nuremburg's sausages were exceptional, and I am not that fond of sausages.
BTW, 2 nights in Bamburg were sufficient for our purposes.
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Nov 10th, 2010, 03:48 PM
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"danon, how many hours of the 45 h did you sleep? ;-)"

Ingo, too many!

I am sure there are many local joint that 'rock" late at night, but the "tourist" area ( close to the Church) was kind of dead after 10:00 PM .
And this was in July!
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Nov 11th, 2010, 12:30 AM
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Agree, danon. The area around the Frauenkirche used to be dead in the evenings. It's not as bad as before anymore, but still ... and just a few steps away, near Kreuzkirche in the lanes around Weisse Gasse, locals and tourists gather and sit in front of dozens of restaurants/bars.

In July we use to hang out in the beergardens along the river, though ... and of course in the (Äußere) Neustadt.
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Nov 13th, 2010, 03:23 PM
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Again thanks to you all. It is appearing that I should cut some time out of the earlier part of the trip and add some more time in Dresden. Gorlitz sounds interesting, looks like 1.5h from Dresden via train. A shorter tip on the Elbe also sounds great.
Still have plenty of time to firm up our itinerary so your ideas are very helpful.
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