Dresden, Germany was never on my bucket list but I am very glad I found myself there last year. Dresden is called 'Florence on the Elbe' and is an astonishing Renaissance city. I walked all over the city taking many photos and was just in awe. Of course, one cannot leave Dresden without having some stollen. I even brought some home with me.
Dresden was bombed to ruins during World War II. To see comparison pictures from then and now is mind-boggling. This is truly a city that rose from the ashes. This was day 15.
The Zwinger palace grounds:
Frauenkirche 2013 and in 1990 before restoration
The Opera House:
Dresden Castle where I visited the Green Vault:
And stollen for Christmas:
On my Bucket List: Denmark
And if anyone is interested, all of my travel posts from last year's challenge can be found on their own page at the top of the blog.