Dresden - A Sunny Welcome with Ice Cream!

Dresden, Germany lies about halfway between Prague and Berlin.  We emerged from the station after our approximately three hour train ride from the Czech Republic into a brilliant sunny day in Eastern Germany.
Dresden was heavily bombed during World War II and remained behind the Iron Curtain for decades.  Because of this, the architecture of the city is a mix of communist era drab and a lovingly rebuilt medieval core.  We didn't have to look hard to find our hotel.  Was I seeing double?  or triple?  There are three different Hotel Ibis, one after the other, close to the train station in Dresden.
We dropped off our bags and then had a look around.  A number of modern fountains pointed the way toward the historic core of Dresden.
Modern sculptures softened the boxy edges of the buildings in this part of town.
We hadn't walked more than 10 minutes when we found an unassuming kiosk on a concrete stand in the middle of the road.  We saw people enjoying ice cream on a clam shell nearby.  What now?  We needed to get in on that action...
We sidled up to the window of Haselbauer, a local's favorite. 
We placed our order, choosing from a very small and simple menu.
We were soon in possession of our very own clamshell.  It was actually a great idea.  We were able to separate the portion into two halves and have our own ice cream on a half-shell.  The ice cream was whipped, creamy, and delicious.  Don't miss Haselbauer on any trip to Dresden.
We continued into the heart of town and discovered parade floats and rainbow flags everywhere.  We happened to arrived in Dresden just in time for their equivalent to the Pride Parade (Christopher Street Day).
It looked like the parade wasn't going to start for a while so we took the opportunity to explore the heart of rebuilt Dresden.
You'd never guess that the city was heavily rebuilt after the war.
We looked up and admired the ornate decorations on the facades.
We arrived on the banks of the River Elbe and admired the ornate structures residing on its edge.
We took in sweeping views before crossing over to the Neustadt for further exploration.



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Dresden - A Sunny Welcome with Ice Cream!
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