Tag: Adventure Travel

Confessions of a Railway Addict – The Saxon Swiss National Park, Germany

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“Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!” – we were 100 million years too late!

We had been saying that we would like to get back beside the sea. Well, now we have, albeit around 100 million years too late!

The Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Swiss) National Park is a Cretaceous sea bed, now turned into a magnificent landscape of sandstone stacks, tors and canyons, punctuated by basalt cones and towers. And, being Germany, just the odd castle. Here and there! Continue reading “Confessions of a Railway Addict – The Saxon Swiss National Park, Germany”

Pups on SUPs! Experiencing Nature & Discovering History in Saale-Unstrut, Germany

Pups on SUPs on the River Unstrut.

A fierce thunderstorm overnight gave way to a lovely, hot sunny day. We opted for a paddle upstream on the river Unstrut. Continue reading “Pups on SUPs! Experiencing Nature & Discovering History in Saale-Unstrut, Germany”

Heidelberg – Uffenheim – Ferry Across the Neckar!

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The bridge was closed. The Sat Nav deemed this ferry to be a feasible option with a 40-foot rig!

A bill for €93 for 3 nights!!! Now that IS what we expected in Germany – that was our most expensive campsite EVER and they still had the brass face to charge extra for using the shower! There was a charge for the pitch, for each person, for the tow vehicle, €10 per night for 4 dogs, for electricity (Strom) and for something else that we haven’t quite managed to translate.

We drove up the River Neckar through Dilsberg, which was just as beautiful as Heidelberg. We saw a lot of it, as it too had that seemingly unavoidable German feature – a traffic jam, which gave us plenty of time to peruse the sights! Unfortunately, the bridge we needed to cross the Neckar was closed, but due to another long traffic jam back the way we came, we decided to push on regardless.

I mean, how bad could it be? Continue reading “Heidelberg – Uffenheim – Ferry Across the Neckar!”