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Dresden: Florence on the Elbe


A Phoenix From the Ashes

From the Church of Our Lady to the Residenz Palace, Zwinger Palace to the Semper Opera House, Dresden is blessed with an abundance of cultural and historical significance and architectural gems. In fact, Dresden’s wealth of architecture is so prolific it inspired the creation of one of history’s most elaborate styles: Dresden Baroque. What is so amazing is that the city was virtually destroyed by bombs during WWII. Much of the architecture that you see today was rebuilt in the last 20 years but is identical to how buildings looked before the war. The builders used detailed plans from the original structures to replicate the architecture.

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Topics: Germany

Berlin 25 Years After the Fall of the Wall


“Open the Gate”

As darkness fell over Germany on November 9, 1989, the cries of “tor auf, tor auf!” rang out. The chant to “open the gate” was a call for freedom nearly three decades in the making. Just before midnight, the East German officers lifted the barriers, the demolition of the Berlin Wall began, and a once divided Germany began the process of reunification.

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Topics: Germany