TOP 10 of 2016 – Saxon Switzerland
As the year 2017 is just around the corner, we decided to see how was the year 2016. Well, it was wonderful! We started the Travelers Child and we put our traveling to whole new level. We spent most of this year traveling and exploring not only different places, but different foods, different cultures, met a lot of new great people and just had one of the best years of our life. It’s hard to sum up everything and put it all into perspective, but we decided to do exactly that. And what’s a better way than just to look back and think which places we enjoyed the most. Though it’s a difficult task, as we enjoyed every single moment, this also is a very pleasant objective. We hope that you will enjoy this trip down our memory lane as much as we did!
So allow us to introduce you, Dear Reader, to our No. 3, which is:
Saxon Switzerland (Germany)
We knew that this place exists somewhere in Germany for a long time. However, we hadn’t any idea that we have almost crossed it for 3 times in the past year. Nevertheless, this mistake, caused by the lack of information, was corrected in the late autumn of 2016. As we decided to go on a weekend road trip home1, we started to Google for places where we could make short breaks on our way. And that’s when we saw one pic of Saxon Switzerland in the results of the search. Dear Reader, we literally started to shout cheerfully in our apartment about the how awesome our road trip will be.
And it definitely was! We spend a night in Dresden, which we actually love a lot, and then drove for ~50 kilometers to find this amazing Sandstone mountains above the beautiful Elbe River. However, it’s noteworthy, that we had difficulties in finding the particular place that we seek to see. When we started our journey towards Saxon Switzerland we knew that we want to see Bastei Bridge. And as we got used to Google Maps taking us straight to the place where we wanted be, we entered ‘Saxon Switzerland’ and started driving. However, this time the most popular place (as Bastei is), was 20 kilometers away from where Google took us. So if you ever think of visiting Saxon Switzerland2 have in mind that it is quite a big natural park.
What L. has to say about Saxon Switzerland
Place on L’s list: 4
What P. has to say about Saxon Switzerland
Place on P’s list: 3
Though it’s definitely the smallest place from our list and we spent the least time there, but it completely fascinated us.
It’s a must see place if you’re in Germany and Saxony. This place takes away your breath by being so majestic and magical. And, Dear Reader, you know how much we love everything that is magical!
Rest of the TOP 10
1. Praia da Ursa (Portugal)