Tag: Travelling in Germany with Dogs

THE BIG WALK – Uttewalder Grund & Basteibrucke, The Saxon Swiss National Park, Germany.

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Basteibrucke. Busy. Commercial. An Absolute Must See!

TODAY was THE DAY.

The weather was right. Everybody was fighting fit.

Finally, the time had come. We were going to do THE BIG WALK!

Continue reading “THE BIG WALK – Uttewalder Grund & Basteibrucke, The Saxon Swiss National Park, 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 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”

Dog on the Rhine – Ohhhhhhh-ning!

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06:49 – we were awoken by a loud crash.

02:14 it started raining. I got up and closed the roof lights.

06:49 we were awoken by a loud crash. I got a sense of a large person vaulting over me in bed, emitting a long, ghostly moan “Ooooooh-ning…” Continue reading “Dog on the Rhine – Ohhhhhhh-ning!”