The Art and History of Berlin & Dresden – 20th May 2018 for 5 nights
Sunshine and blue skies followed us on our trip to Berlin and Dresden in May. After spending three days learning about the newly-revived Berlin post-reunification, marvelling at the Reichstag and the treasures in various museums on Museum Island, we spent a very pleasant day in Potsdam, where we visited the Cecilienhof where the Potsdam Treaty was signed on behalf of the Allies in 1945 and later on in the afternoon, the delightful Sanssouci Palace.
We then travelled on to beautiful Dresden, where we really enjoyed the Frauenkirche and surrounding buildings, destroyed in World War 2 and reconstructed only at the end of the 1980’s with the help of donations from all over the world. The Old Masters Picture Gallery in the Zwinger Palace as well as a wonderful Meissen porcelain gallery were also greatly admired. Our last day was spent visiting the Meissen Porcelain Museum, where members of our group marvelled at the skill of some of the specialist factory workers.
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