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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”

“Dogs Off The Lead Vill Be Shot!” – Hainich National Park, Germany

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Hainich National Park – the oldest & most unspoilt beech woodland in Germany

“We’re going to Hainault National Park!” That’s what I’ve been telling everyone, ‘cos that’s what Mark told me. “It’s the oldest and most unspoilt beech woodland in Germany.” I enthused. “It was used as a military area by the Russians and is the largest woodland that is not in any commercial use. But it’s odd that it’s got the same name as a suburb of North East London…”

To be fair to me, Hainault DOES have its own forest – and it borders Epping forest. So it is very foresty. But you won’t find wild cats, canopy tours or any signs of the Red Army occupying Hainault. At least, I don’t think so…

It was the prettiest drive that we have done so far, through Hansel & Gretel forests and gorgeous, half-timbered towns. Continue reading ““Dogs Off The Lead Vill Be Shot!” – Hainich National Park, Germany”