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  • Day5

    Saxon Switzerland

    May 29, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    The National Park of Saxon Switzerland in eastern Germany, south-east of Dresden is a 93 km region between Pirna and the Czech border and one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. More than 700 summits are available to rock climbers, while for those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, there are 400 km² of marked hiking trails, steep treks, paths and some cycle routes through the National Park.
    We went directly to the Bastei bridge, with its bizarre stone formations and spectacular views. From the Bastei rocks and the Bastei Bridge, you have a wonderful panoramic view over the mountains. It is surely one of the most beautiful landscape in Saxony.
    The name of Saxon Switzerland was given to the place by two Swiss painters Adrian Zingg and Anton Graff, who worked at the Academy in Dresden and painted the landscape along the Elbe in the 18th century. By the way, this painting is reproduced in this viewpoint...
    Anyway... it is worth it to make the detour from the national road to enjoy this stunning view!
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