Modern Europe left Berlin today, arriving in what some know as “the Florence on the Elbe” – Dresden, Germany. After we had some time to explore the city’s old town and grab some lunch, we headed for the heart of Dresden, the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). Here we engaged in some thoughts on the consequences of conflict in Modern Europe, and namely, the infamous firebombing of the city of Dresden, and therefore the Frauenkirche, during the Second World War. Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five may come to mind. And so, the group has yet another challenging legacy of the many pivotal twentieth century events to contemplate. ( Summer High School Europe Trips)
A noon departure time allowed the group to collect themselves, from sleeping to shopping (and everything in between), and consequently, enjoy a few final moments in Dresden. After a short bus ride to Prague and a quick check-in at our final hotel for the trip, we grabbed a late lunch and set up for a little stroll through the old town square. Soaking in both the views and light rain, the group checked out the world’s oldest functioning astronomical clock, the famous 14th century Charles Bridge, and the John Lennon Wall. With a myriad of shops, food stands, and Czech artistry in every direction along our way, we simply enjoyed the relaxed evening’s many entertainments. Summer High School Europe Trips
Already excited for tomorrow, we’ll be heading to Prague Castle just after breakfast!
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