• The Saxon Switzerland
This German national park located in the land of Saxony a few dozen kilometers from Dresden, known for its unique landscape of sandstone hills. About where I was and what I saw, read below. Perhaps this day trip will serve as an inspiration to those who are in Berlin and did not know how interesting way to spend a day ...
Our trip started early in the morning in Berlin. Arriving by train to Dresden, we boarded a train and arrived at a place called The resort Rathen (it. Kurort Rathen). Crossing on motorless paromchike, went to the Bastei.
The ascent took less than 20 minutes.
Bastei (from the German "Bastion") - is one of the sandstone rocks formations in Saxon Switzerland. The height above the level of the Elbe River - 190-odd meters.
This place is very fond of tourists. It is best not to come here in the spring, at lunch and in the long weekend. What have we done? Let's go in the spring in the midst of the Passover. Result:
But with views either way are beautiful (especially on a clear day).
The most beautiful places of the national park are the basis of "Route of Artists" (it. Malerweg) the length of a hundred kilometers.
Saxon part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains became known as the "Switzerland" Blagodyarya works of Swiss artists and publicists.
Views of the resort Rathen:
Bar for dogs.
A few more photos.
Czech just around the corner, so it was decided to reach Schony (therein. Schöna), the endpoint trains, and sent to the border Czech town with a funny name Hrensko (Czech. Hřensko).
While waiting for the train, you can watch the world go by and look the part.
On the one hand Elbe Germany, Czech Republic, on the other already.
Officially Hrensko lives less than 300 people. There is a market, a church, several shops and catering establishments.
The Germans, who live nearby, like to come here for shopping. The restaurants really cheap.
After a rest and drinking a cold Kofola, we began to gather on the return journey.
The culmination of the trip was a walk through Dresden.