Sunday, October 12, 2008

dresden=underrated

So I know that I told some people that I was going to go to Bratislava this weekend. But i changed my mind.
Instead John and I went to Dresden, Germany. It was a really easy trip, only about a 2.5 hour train ride and there is trains that leave every couple hours. We left Prague Saturday morning at about 6:30 so we got there a little before 9:00. As soon as we found our hostel we checked in and then headed straight down to the old town square, and it was awesome there!
A lot of the stuff there has had to have been somewhat rebuilt because of the bombings in WWII. But it was still amazing!

We walked around down there in the old town for several hours, until we were pretty sure we had seen most of the stuff worth seeing, and then we decided to try to find the old city hall and a big old church that was supposed to be pretty cool. Unfortunately we went the wrong way on some street, so we didn't get to see that church at first. Instead we stumbled upon a different really cool, old church! We also went to the Dresden World Trade Center which was pretty cool. Inside we found an Aldis, so we stocked up on some cheap junk food for the rest of the trip!

After the world trade center we took our food back to the hostel and rested for a little while, then we went out to this famous Volkswagen Factory that is in Dresden. It was definitely one of the coolest things I have seen in awhile! Everything there is glass, so you can see pretty much everything that goes into the assembly of the car. We were amazed at how clean it was too, I mean it was spotless! Even in the factory part, there wasn't even like grease marks on any of the machines, it all looked brand new. The only bad thing was that they weren't running that day since it was the weekend, but it was still pretty cool to see.
You can barely see it in this picture on the left, but this was a huge, completely glass parking garage full of brand new cars. The other thing about this plant is that they only make cars to keep up with the demand, so pretty much every car you see there was already sold before they even started building it. Because of that, a lot of them were pretty customized.



They still don't touch my favorite European Car though!































Here is a few more pictures of the old town:




















2 comments:

Sarah10bb said...

I hope that the people parked in that glass garage....dont have brake problems on their cars. Because that could be quite interesting....especially if you were on a high floor! :)

But w/the incredibly small cars, do you think it would even do any damage if they ran into the side?

Ok, i'm done w/the cars and glass garage...I just think its neat! :)

PS. The church in the bottom picture is sweet!

Annie Browning said...

well see I have to agree with Margaret on that one...cars with glass garages have the potential to be bad. :) And I like your pictures - very fun! They all make me jealous of that fact that I am in Topeka, KS while you are doing super fun stuff. :)