Discovering new European cities!
On July 6, students of summer educational programs took an exciting trip to Dresden under the supervision of coordinators of the International Union of Youth. It took only a two hours’ drive from Prague – at 11 a.m. they were already there, in the sunny capital of Saxony! During these three hours students managed not only to admire the beauty of nature in the Czech Republic and Germany, but also to discuss the upcoming trip – the guide conducted the first introductory lecture-tour about the place where the guys went, and told a lot of unique facts about modern Dresden, which you won’t hear on any other tour.
At first, students together with the cooedinators and the guide went to the Zwinger. By the way, the inner courtyard of which you can visit free of charge, as well as the roof, where you can take a lot of beautiful photos of Dresden.
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Today, the Zwinger is a restored architectural complex of museums such as: Physics and Mathematics Salon, Museum of Porcelain with Chinese and Japanese collections, Museum of Sculpture, as well as the “Gallery of Old Masters”, which contains more than 750 paintings, including the “Sistine Madonna” painted by Raphael.
Interesting fact! The beauty of the palace and park complex was “raised” from the ruins left over as a consequence of bombings. During the WWII the paintings were exported outside the museums of Dresden – this is why the gallery “lived” in the USSR for a long time.
For those who did not buy a ticket to the museums, there was an opportunity to admire the impressive porcelain “Procession of Princes” on one of the walls of Zwinger. Surprisingly, the panel perfectly preserved during the bombing!
The students took a walk around the city center, where they had the opportunity to try out the favorite local fast food – real German sausages, and go back to Prague fine and refreshed.
A full photo album of “An exciting trip to Dresden” captures the main and most favorite impressions – you can find it at the link below: