Tag: Travelling with Dogs in Germany

Bitch Slapped by Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany


The monotonous, flat panorama buckled into a few low, forested hills as we drove across the Franconian wine country towards Bamberg. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bamberg came highly recommended.

There were even a few nice villages en route, which contrasted sharply with Düllstadt, a town near our campsite, which lived up to its name and said everything about the immediate area. Düllstadt’s only feature was a brown, tourist sign which advertised Kartoffeln – potatoes. And that was the most exciting thing about Düllstadt!

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A Wet Wednesday in Würzburg – Bavaria, Germany

Würzburg – The Postcard Shot

I’m on my third language in three weeks!

Just as I’d got to grips with speaking French without peppering it with Italiano, we crossed the Rhine in Strasbourg and entered Germany. On our radar were the historic cities of Würzburg and Bamberg, which were recommendations from our last trip to Germany. Continue reading “A Wet Wednesday in Würzburg – Bavaria, 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.

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