27 March 2022, to Dresden and back

Not only our all-day guided tours on the history of the Walpersberg have long had a good reputation, meanwhile  also the offered excursions  to historical locations, museums and buildings with a historical background are part of it.

This Sunday, the visit to the Military History Museum of the Bundeswehr in Dresden  was on the program. Since we always  organize the tours as day trips, our 21-man group drove in the best mood and sunshine, as they already know each other from previous excursions, early in the morning towards the Elbe city, with a stopover for a delicious coffee.

We had often had to do with the museum in Dresden in advance and got the permission for a guided tour of a special kind at our request. At 10 o’clock the gates of the depot opened for us.

Welcomed by Mr. Koch, he led us with his extensive expertise through a very impressive collection, which extended over several floors. We discovered and admired with great respect the unique  historical objects of militaria from different nations and historical era parked and preserved here.   The collection focuses on vehicles and technology of the former National People’s Army, which also includes submarines and water mines.

For more than 2 hours we followed the explanations and could not get out of the amazement. Subsequently, in a separate area, the former prison building, the doors to another special collection were opened. In several rooms there were countless detailed scale models of everything that was available on land, in the air and in the water. Simply incredibly impressive the amount and above all the work and time that goes into the production of these models.  At this point, thank you again, Mr Koch!

After the subsequent museum visit, which  everyone could discover for themselves, we drove on to the Historical Fish House, not far from Dresden. In an nice ambience we enjoyed our lunch outdoors, with the most beautiful sunshine and many conversations.

It  was a tight but successful day and despite many requests, the next excursion destination remains a secret.

Many thanks to our participants, Mr. Koch, the Museum in Dresden and the Historical Fish House.

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