Tag: Travelling with dogs

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”

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!”

A Fairytale of Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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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.

Who needs Disneyland when real places like this exist?! Continue reading “A Fairytale of Rothenburg ob der Tauber”

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!”