Dresden is really a city reborn. Much of this once great city was flattened by bombs in World War II and laid in ruins during Soviet Era East Germany. After German reunification 30 years ago, the historic core was rebuilt to its former grandeur. We took time to explore the historic old city on our recent visit.
Frauenkirche Dresden are among the most impressive of the city. Note the mottled colors of the bricks. The ashen ones were recovered from the original structure. The unblemished stone is modern, was used to fill in the gaps in material, and is made of a substance more resistant to oxidation giving the structure this textured look.