We walk up the castle hill, through narrow and sloping streets. The castle of Bratislava dates back to the 15th century, but was burned out in 1811. It was only after the Second World War that the reconstruction of the castle was started, which was only completed after independence. The castle looks very new. At 10 o'clock it opens up to visitors. The castle houses the museum for Slovak history.
After the beer we walk to the Onze Lieve Vrouwen Cathedral. This church
dates largely from the 15th century. The tower dominates the entire
city. Because of the temporary closure of the museum for Fine Arts, a
number of works from the museum have been exhibited here. They are
mainly works that were made especially for the church. The permanent
collection of the church includes the Descent from the Cross by Rubens
Then the gate opens and we head on a paved road towards Sossusvlei.
Sossusvlei is in the Namib desert and is part of the Namib - Naukluft
NP. It is a sand dune with high dunes, separating the desert from the
Atlantic Ocean. It is still 55km to Sossusvlei from the entrance. After
45 km we arrive at Dune 45. This dune looks beautiful and is popular
among the visitors. We are going off the road and out of the car and
trying to climb it. The sand is very loose and climbing is very
strenuous. We do not go all the way up, but turn halfway around.
Nevertheless, we have a beautiful view of the dune landscape
with an enthusiastic Rotterdam private tour guide
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