|02-18-2011, 10:25 AM||#1|
Drives: N54 e82
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany
The museum is open
Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
It is closed on Mondays (except Easter Monday and Whit Monday),
24, 25 and 31 December, and 1 January.
Closed on Mondays.
Children 5 years of age and younger are free.
Adults: € 4.50
Photography permit (Fotoerlaubnis): € 1.00
Video permit (Videoerlaubnis): € 2.50
The Verkehrsmuseum Dresden (Traffic Museum of Dresden) is one of those cool old museums halls. The museum is located just down the street from the famous Frauenkirche (church). The church was one of the many victims of the Dresden bombings in Feb 13-15th, 1945 – almost sixty five years to the date. Seemed quite strange to be touring Dresden – because I could hardly recognize the city. Especially 65 years almost to the date! The Germans have done quite a good job rebuilding the city. Well… to be honest, there are still many building projects scattered around the city. But for the most part – the city looks brand new.
Verkehrsmuseum Dresden concentrates on the achievements of the former East Germany (aka DDR). Cars, city trams, trains, ships and air ships and aircraft – all the East’s pioneers. The museum is small, but I really like how diverse the exhibits are. They are renovating the museum at the moment, but still most of the exhibits are open to the public. Everything in the East seems to be a big building project!
Dresden is one of those must see cities. And it makes a great stop on the way to Prague or points North to say Berlin, Leipzig, ect. IF you do head off to Prauge, Dresden has a very famous Christmas Market and has some great old museums too. Not to mention a few palaces. There is also a nice museum on the midevil times with knights, weapons, rare jewels and ceramics.
Onto my photos!
First in the parkhaus, I found this little jewel to welcome me to Dresden!
I found it a bit ironic that this Trabi had Düsseldorf tags (D), instead of Dresden tags (DD).
Side street entrance to the Verkehrsmuseum
The unbelievable courtyard inside the walls… on the way to the museum…
The worlds first internal combustion powered car: 1886
The worlds first motorcycle…
Kinder car rescued from the Dresden Zoo!
Trabant drivetrain. Checkout that leaf spring!
Two cylinder, 2-stroke and air cooled!
Silver Arrows… Auto Union
Horch straight eight…
EWA racer built at the former BMW factory in Eisenach…
Auto Union model engine…
The Grand Hall…
Some sight of the city…
The rebuilt Frauenkirche...
A new S-Bahn (tram)...
A strange looking tourbus…
Taxi’s… VW are popular bc they have a big factory nearby.
You can go up inside it too…
A small memorial of what was left of the old church…
Back down to the parkhaus… built under the middle of the city area…
Parkhaus ticket machine for paying your parking fee…
A first for me! I have never seen one of these before! Lol To test to see if you are intoxicated!
Archeological remains of the former city… this is typical of German parkhaus’s in older cities…
And… the UPS man looks the same over here. Only he drives a MB, but of course!
More photos here à
|02-18-2011, 10:39 AM||#2|
aiming for 450.....
We're gonna start calling you the "German Bundestrotter" like the Harlem Globetrotters
great write up and pics. I always look forward to seeing your trips.
Quote from Ezeedee regarding car mods:
"you're only done when you sell the car "
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