Tag: Caravanning with Dogs in Germany

Schmilka with Gurnot – A Lasting Memory of Saxon Switzerland, Germany

watercolour-1768921_640Mark collected eight children when he walked the dogs this morning and that was with two of yesterday’s missing!

Thankfully, the bin lorry arrived and became a subject of rapt fascination, so we managed to get breakfast. Continue reading “Schmilka with Gurnot – A Lasting Memory of Saxon Switzerland, Germany”

“That’s NOT The Way (to Do It!)” – The Unconquered Fortress, The Home of Mr Punch & The Birth of Free Climbing.

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First climbed in 1905, The Barbarine at Pfaffendorf – a petrified virgin? Or one of over 1,100 climbing rocks & 18,000 routes in Saxon Switzerland!

If you’re walkey, climbey, cycley or just love history, nature and great views, I hope that Mark and I have established that the Saxon Swiss National Park is for you!

It is a GOB – Get it Onyer Bucketlist. And whether or not you’re convinced – here’s some more!  Continue reading ““That’s NOT The Way (to Do It!)” – The Unconquered Fortress, The Home of Mr Punch & The Birth of Free Climbing.”

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

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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”