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Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge

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  • Day4

    Elbsandsteingebirge

    September 15 in Germany

    Heute waren wir im Elbsandsteingebirge. Ich kannte es bereits und freute mich auf den Tag auch wenn wir nur die Hälfte der damaligen Wanderung machten.
    Wir sind diesmal allerdings zuerst durch die Schwedenlöchern bis zur Bastei und dann zur Brücke. Die Aussicht war überragend und wir hatten wieder mal Glück mit dem Wetter!!
    Auch wenn wir nur die Hälfte gelaufen sind, tun unsere Waden ziemlich weh und die Beine sind schwer! Es waren einfach sehr viele Treppen in den letzten Tagen. 😃😅💪🏼 Der Tag hat sich sehr gelohnt! 🌞🍺
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  • Day5

    Saxon Switzerland

    May 29 in Germany

    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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  • Day34

    On to the Czech Republic

    July 1, 2017 in Germany

    We headed out from Dresden, just out of the city centre there was a big second hand market along the river bank, we didn't stop, no room for extra stuff. At first the river still had wide grassy flood plains.

    We saw this flood marker not far from Dresden, the very top one is the 2002 flood.

    Gradually the river valley narrowed with dramatic cliffs. We crossed the river a couple of times during the day, and had an ice cream in Bad Schandau, to mark our last town in Germany. Shortly after crossing back from Bad Schandau we came to the border post, literally a post. We could see a much bigger border crossing on the road on the other side of the river. Suddenly we couldn't read any of the signs. But we know our bike route is route 2 so as long as we follow the '2' signs we'll get to Prague.

    Our day from Dresden to Decin was probably the one of the most beautiful of the trip. The area near the border is national park on both sides, Saxony Switzerland on the German side and Bohemia Switzerland on the Czech side. Some one thought the mountains looked like Switzerland. Luckily the bike path beside the river is mostly flat.
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  • Day42

    ... in Bad Schandau

    June 5, 2016 in Germany

    Arrived near midday in lovely warm weather. Train trip was easy from Dresden and then a ferry across the Elbe R. The hotel is nicely placed on river front . Noise from trains could be an issue from the freight trains , we will see. Complimentary drink. We then went looking for where a bakery could. Be found for Monday so we can take lunch food. All shut today, only cafes, restaurants open here on Sundays. We then went to a historic tower and went up the lift to a nice forestry walk and a great viewing platform was there to take nice photos of the township. Walked further up to a nice view of a distant hillside possibly in the national park and then we had a cool beer. We descended in the lift and walked to the river through a park and on to the church which looked interesting and a fountain. Then the rain came down & we waited a while before putting on our jackets and came back to the hotel to go to our room with the bags that had been stored. Looked at the info pack for our walk and checked out the map too. Time to pack our day packs for tomorrow's first walk to Kurort Rathen.Read more

  • Day43

    Bad Schandau to Rathen

    June 6, 2016 in Germany

    Bad Schandau to Rathen
    After a sumptuous breakfast of muesli, scrambled eggs, cheese, fruits and croissant we left the hotel but was just raining. Umbrella up and zipped off pant legs ,we were off. A steep climb and the sun reappeared so we were sweating madly. Great views from the Galgenberg plateau where wheat & some kind of beans were growing. Walked to a great view from a restaurant/ pension at Brand where we had a dark beer each.Walked through forests to an area for lunch called Gautschgrotte , shady sandstone rocks all around us. This is abseiling country .Instructions were a little confusing when we arrived at Hohnstein and after searching we eventually found the green on white marker. We had a lovely day with all the green moss, lots of fungi ,very tall straight trees. Got a bit confused by incorrect literature but some girls were going our way and together we matched up the map to our route. Climbed a metal staircase between cliffs to a nice view across to Hohnstein and its castle at mount Hockstein before descending into the forest again & to a lake called Aselsee, followed this to Rathen and our accommodation . Walked to shops and the ferry , had icecreams.Dinner to have in the hotel restaurant tonight after our 17 km walk.Read more

  • Day46

    Görisch to Krippen

    June 9, 2016 in Germany

    Bad Schandau to Rathen
    After a sumptuous breakfast of muesli, scrambled eggs, cheese, fruits and croissant we left the hotel but was just raining. Umbrella up and zipped off pant legs ,we were off. A steep climb and the sun reappeared so we were sweating madly. Great views from the Galgenberg plateau where wheat & some kind of beans were growing. Walked to a great view from a restaurant/ pension at Brand where we had a dark beer each.Walked through forests to an area for lunch called Gautschgrotte , shady sandstone rocks all around us. This is abseiling country .Instructions were a little confusing when we arrived at Hohnstein and after searching we eventually found the green on white marker. We had a lovely day with all the green moss, lots of fungi ,very tall straight trees. Got a bit confused by incorrect literature but some girls were going our way and together we matched up the map to our route. Climbed a metal staircase between cliffs to a nice view across to Hohnstein and its castle at mount Hockstein before descending into the forest again & to a lake called Aselsee, followed this to Rathen and our accommodation . Walked to shops and the ferry , had icecreams.Dinner to have in the hotel restaurant tonight after our 17 km walk.Read more

  • Day48

    Krippen to Bad Schandau the long way

    June 11, 2016 in Germany

    Well we started the day by taking the ferry across the river to Postelwitz a town up the road from Bad Schandau ( ~ 2.5km). After a short walk we reached a path to our left which was steep for a short time. We crossed a junction and climbed metal ladders etc to reach the Schrammstein . Fantastic views from this famous German lookout.Teenagers were sitting eating their morning tea blocking the tiny access to the best view point! Typical. Returned to a main path and followed the forest path .There were 2 options and only 1 was marked on the map ( yesterday only 1 was marked on the map!). We found a sign pointing towards the opt. Kuhstall. We were very glad we did! It was another natural arch of stone, the 2 nd largest. We had our lunch on the rock platform overlooking national parkland with enormous cliffs.It was a hefty climb up a solid metal staircase between the narrow rock crevasse( one person at a time only) . The trip down was easier - there was an alternative stone and timber route!!! It was good to be able to do both. The crazy walk description mentioned often " just a few steps" .There were a hundred steps to be sure,taking us down to the forest floor. Once we'd left the Cow Barn ( Kuhstall ) we followed a path to Lichtenhainer waterfall. What a disappointment - it was so small and tucked away between a hotel and it's beer garden. The silliest thing also was that they block up some of the water flow and then release it so people get good photos. We had a nice dark beer anyway sitting in the garden. We walked down the road to see the Beuthenfall waterfall. The buildings beside it were derelict & a fence across the viewing of it . This was an even smaller one. The walks notes ended the walk here and they simply said take a bus back to Bad Schandau, but they recommended going on the historical tram Kirntzschtalbahn back. We decided to walk. This added on several kms but it was beside the river and took us on rough paths requiring chain fencing ropes for some exposed ascents and descents. Very worthwhile.Picnic dinner planned in our room with cheeses, salami,chips, nice bread, wine , dessert and TV.( even though we can't understand German! It's quite hilarious watching Eddie Murphy and Jacki Chan being dubbed!) . I had my pacer counter on today - approx 11 km the route paper said. Well we walked 26.8 km.Read more

  • Day47

    Krippen

    June 10, 2016 in Germany

    Hrensko to Pravcicka Brána

    Caught the train to Schona then the ferry across Elbe R to Hrensko (Czech Republic).
    We walked through the the town to get to the walk up (5km) to reach the Pravcicka Brána , natural arch of sandstone. A wonderful piece of nature with tables and chairs set up beneath it!!! With a cafe. A shame the pics show this . Many interesting lookouts to view Czechoslav republic, wonderful sandstone cliffs .It was a real climb, hot work so a beer cooled us down and the air temp was cool enough for me to need S's jumper. We then walked on through forests stopping now and then for photos until we reached Mezni Louka where we street walked on along a country road for a few kms until we got to Mezna. We then descended to the river, this was a knee ordeal(Edmundsklann). We thought we would be able to walk by he river all the way to Hensko. Ha! The walk description talked about taking a nice boat trip as an optional activity to the day. We were faced with choice of walking back umpteen kms or take the boat trip. The boat was a large plastic green punt driven by a pole. It was all very pleasant even though we had to wait. A beautiful gorge but not quite Australian standard ( dad thinks it was similar to Mt Wilson ).The driver made comments along the river, in German and Czeck, a pity for us .He played the harmonica which was a nice touch here and there. Lovely blue dragonflys were on the water and some pretty ducks ( purple necked- royal blue). At one place there was a carved statue , dragon, Saint but the funniest part was when we had seen a cable running up to the othe side high up.- the punt driver pulled on this as we passed and immediately a waterfall fell. We completed the trip in 20 mins and we were at Hrensko again. Waited for the ferry to cross the river Elbe so we could wait for the train back to Krippen. We spent a lot for ferry, boat and the arch. - about 21 € extra for the walk!!

    Walked to the small rockery store for yummies for later tonight. I forgot to turn my phone on so we don't know how far we walked! Route description said 15 km but we know we did more.
    Tomorrow is last day walking.
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  • Day4

    Nach de lange Autobahnfahrt si mr ir schöne sächsische Schwiiz acho. Da im Elbetal hei mr diräkt am Fluss es Plätzli gfunde u gnüsse dNatur. Mer befinde üs da zmitzt im Elbsandstei-Gebierge. Da gseht me spannendi Felsformatione wo dur Errosion gformt si worde. Uh schöni Gägend. So si mr am Morge früeh vor em Turistestrom los uf üsi chliine Wanderig uf dBastei ufe. Döt esch früener e Felseburg Neurathen gsi u e Brügg quer dur dFelse. Mer hei die troumhaft Ussicht gnosse u si dur dSchweedelöcher u dr Amselsee wedr zrögg uf Rathen. De Zug het üs wedr zrögg uf Königstein bracht. U da gnüsse mr de friedlichi Namittag mit läse, käfele u bade😊Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Landkreis Sächsische Schweiz, Landkreis Sachsische Schweiz, Landkreis Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge

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