Category: Germany

“Dogs Off The Lead Vill NOT be Shot! – The Saxon Swiss National Park, Germany

Lilienstein – our first view of the Saxon Swiss National Park!

Deemed “One of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe” it confuses most people to learn that, while Saxon Switzerland (Sächsische Schweiz) IS in Saxony, it is absolutely NOWHERE near Switzerland!

The name was coined by two Swiss artists, Adrian Zing and Anton Graff, who felt that the strange landscape near Dresden, in Eastern Germany, reminded them of their homeland. Since it seemed a more romantic title than ‘The Heath above Schandau’ (Heide über Schandau) as part of the area was knowntheir name stuck – and was even pinched where the Elbe mountains continue into the Czech Republic, which became known as Bohemian Switzerland.

So, with all of this magnificence of nature to take in, our plan for the day; ‘Find another campsite’! Continue reading ““Dogs Off The Lead Vill NOT be Shot! – The Saxon Swiss National Park, Germany”

A Fairytale of Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Who needs Disneyland when REAL places like this exist?!

Fairytale city I was promised. Fairytale city I got. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is truthfully THE most beautiful place that I have ever visited.

Who needs Disneyland when real places like this exist?! Continue reading “A Fairytale of Rothenburg ob der Tauber”