|Ready to leave Dresden|
|Chemnitz tram station. #522 tram train on right, #2 city tram on left.|
|#522 train to Chemnitz arriving at Klaffenbach Haltepunkt|
|#5 tram at Schule Altchemnitz|
|The enthusiasts may like these but they are uncomfortable.|
|We chose to ride in this back into Chemnitz|
There did not seem a great deal of interest to hold us in Chemnitz, apart from an enormous statue of Stalin's head, so we decided to return to Dresden in the hope that there would be better weather which would allow us to walk around the old town.
We took the next train back to Dresden which turned out to be a two coach double decker that stopped at all stations. It was 6 minutes quicker than the next fast train. The view from the top deck was great and the stations were interesting.
Arriving at Dresden we were happy to see the sidewalks dry although there was a cool breeze. We were able to see the main buildings in the old town. They are impressive but most are a nasty black and desperately in need of a good clean. We stopped at an outside cafe near the Opera for a glass of reisling.
|Unusual entrance to a building. On the right is the police headquarters.|
|The organ is placed above the alter|
|The Zwicker - clock and bells|
|A 360 degree panorama view of the Zwicker from inside.|
|Goldener Reiter of 1736 in the Neustadt|
There were several people in the restaurant before we got there including an old man who was feeling up his old lady companion. She seemed to be enjoying it. The restaurant filled up even more by the time we left. A #7 tram quickly brought us back to the hotel.