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Saxon Switzerland – Germany

Author: Amy

To put into words the thoughts that go through my head is impossible.  These first few weeks of our trip have been a great combination of city, suburb and even rural.  Today we took off to see Saxony Switzerland of Germany – who knew that it even existed.  We are doing so much daily by whim it’s a bit spooky.  While in Berlin I saw an online ad for this area of Germany.  I had looked into the train and found around 33 euro round trip for all of us as a day trip.  I thought “great deal”.  We spoke to our landlords here and they told us we could do a local bus/train/ferry combo for $15 euro for all – I LOVE a discount.  An additional highpoint was it was a National Park and there was no entrance fee.  Anyway, we packed our lunch in backpacks and after breakfast headed out.  Let me say my calves have been talking to me a bit and are saying  “are we going to be doing this every day”.  I guess the answer is yes!  We took the bus, then a train followed by a tiny ferry across the Elbe to reach our starting point.  We hiked 1.5 hours up and about the same down.  The pictures hopefully tell the story.  We ended our day at a German biergarten called Schiller Garten.  Needless to say it was an amazing day!

Kendal and Keegan on the ferry

The view up to where we are going - if you look at the top left of the mountain there is a foot bridge we will be crossing soon

On the way up

Kendal found a crack in the mountain that went straight down - this shot doesn't do the view justice

Getting close to the top

Almost as high as we can go!

Finally at the top - and yes that's a brave climber in the background

 
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