Easter means a rebirth, not just of the Christian God, but also based on the Greek mythology.
It signifies the end of a cold winter and the coming of spring where everything blooms and grows again.
Having arrived in Europe at the end of winter in February, I was a witness to this lovely cycle.
In my travels throughout Europe, nothing signified rebirth more than the city of Dresden in Germany. Totally bombed out in World War II, its historic buildings and churches, including its landmark Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche in German) were reduced to rubble which were left untouched for almost half a century.
In 1994,the reconstruction of the Church of Our Lady began, and just over a decade later, the Frauenkirche stood as proudly as it did when it was first built in the 1700s. Looking at it from the ground up, it was very hard to believe that just 11 years ago, it was a pile of dust and broken stones!
Located on the banks of the River Elbe, a visit to Dresden is a must when you are backpacking in Europe.
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