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Semper Oper
The flight was long, and the food not as good as Continental.  The worst part, I actually had to sit next to someone!  Not only that, she'd spilled white wine on my seat while I was standing up to stretch.  I know, it could've been worse.  But I made it to Frankfurt without incident, went through Passport control problem-free, and waited in line to go through German security.  After a longish wait, I was racing to my gate for the flight to Dresden.  That plane was packed, and also uneventful.  It was good to land in a foreign airport where I can read the signs in the native language.  From the airport, I found a train that went to the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) since my hotel was near that. 

Over the weekend I walked around the area, and also went on a bus tour to get my bearings.  Dresden is a mix of old and modern, but they mix well.  Among the important things I saw- Semper Oper, Zwinger, the Castle (Schloss) and the Frauenkirche.   I toured the Oper in German, which was really interesting.  I actually understood most of it.  The church was also really beautiful, and as I left I lit a candle.

FYI- The Semper Oper is the main opera house in Dresden.   More info- Semper Oper

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Semper Oper
Semper Oper
Bruehlsche Terrasse
Bruehlsche Terrasse
Bruehlsche Terrasse
Bruehlsche Terrasse
Bruehlsche Terrasse
Bruehlsche Terrasse
Bruehlsche Terrasse
Bruehlsche Terrasse
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Frauenkirche
Frauenkirche
inside the Frauenkirche
inside the Frauenkirche
inside the Frauenkirche
inside the Frauenkirche
near the Frauenkirche
near the Frauenkirche
near the Frauenkirche
near the Frauenkirche
Katholische Hofkirche (Catholic Ch…
Katholische Hofkirche (Catholic C…
Neumarkt
Neumarkt
Schloss (Castle)
Schloss (Castle)
statue of Friedrich August II King…
statue of Friedrich August II Kin…
inside the Semper Oper
inside the Semper Oper
statue in front of the Semper Oper
statue in front of the Semper Oper
inside the Semper Oper
inside the Semper Oper
inside the Semper Oper
inside the Semper Oper
in the Semper Oper
in the Semper Oper
inside the Semper Oper
inside the Semper Oper
in the Semper Oper
in the Semper Oper
statue in front of Semper Oper
statue in front of Semper Oper
statue and schloss
statue and schloss
Semper Oper
Semper Oper
Zwinger
Zwinger
Zwinger
Zwinger
Zwinger
Zwinger
Zwinger
Zwinger
Zwinger
Zwinger
Zwinger
Zwinger
Zwinger
Zwinger
across the Elbe from the Terrasse
across the Elbe from the Terrasse
across the Elbe from the Terrasse
across the Elbe from the Terrasse
by the Festung
by the Festung
castle
castle
castle
castle
in the Semper Oper
in the Semper Oper
in the Semper Oper
in the Semper Oper
in the Semper Oper
in the Semper Oper
Dresden Hotels & Accommodations review
The hotel is conveniently located near the Hauptbahhof (main train station) on Prager Strasse. The people were friendly and helpful, and most can spe… read entire review
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