on Eddy's Website
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 from 1612.
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
See and Do
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