Dresden and the Sächsische Schweiz (19th-21st April 2013)
For the second weekend of the trip, I headed south to Saxony with Adam, an English colleague from the RRD office. We hired a car and drove down to Dresden on the Friday night, and explored the city centre on Saturday morning. Then we headed into the nearby Sächsische Schweiz National Park, in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, where we spent the afternoon visiting the hilltop fortress of Festung Königstein. On Sunday we went for a walk from Bad Schandau to Schmilka through the mountains, made a brief foray into the Czech Republic, and finally visited Bastei to see the famous bridge. An excellent, varied weekend!
Apr 19, 2013