An Elven landscape. The enchanting region of Saxon Switzerland – or Sächsische Schweiz in the local tongue – in the eastern corner of Germany has bewitched us with its eroded table mountains, gnarled forest paths, mysterious woods and moss-clad boulders. And the best way to immerse yourself in a landscape is to go hiking.
We spent one month in this wondrous area and hiked 17 different trails to find the 5 best, because we know that YOU don’t have a month to spend, trying to find the best trails. We roamed the mountainsides to give you our Top5 hiking trails – and these made the list!
Seldom have we stayed in a more enchanting realm.
Saxon Switzerland impresses with imposing table mountains and bizarre rock formations. It ignites your imagination with its gnarled forest paths, moss-clad boulders and narrow ravines from where a light mist emanates, like if this ancient earth quietly exhaled. It’s easy to believe in gnomes and elves in this fairytale landscape.
There are a few factors you need to consider when travelling around Europe.
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Germany is one of the best countries in Europe to soak in a medieval atmosphere and go on a castle quest.
Because we’re crazy about castles, we visited more than 20 of those in the southwest of Germany, in the region of Baden-Württemberg, covering about one third of the Castle Route. From gloomy ruins to boasting baroque, join us on a Castle Quest.
Photographer Tom Wayman ventured beyond the regular trails to capture the magic of Neuschwanstein Castle in the south of Germany, near the Austrian border. This palace rather than castle is said to have inspired Walt Disney for the castle in Sleeping Beauty and there’s no denying its fairytale beauty.
Tom scaled the mountains in order to capture its beauty. Here’s his exploration in pictures.
Pet-friendly holidays are becoming increasingly popular and for families, the family unit only feels complete when their pets come along too. But travelling with a pet isn’t as simple as it seems, as there is a lot to consider. Luckily, Germany has a number of hiking trails that are fun for the whole family, including Fido.
By Saul Schwartz Imagine yourself sitting on a cruise ship, glass of wine in one hand and your hubby’s in the other. Watching the scenery go by in a serene, tranquil fashion. Waking up to new adventures and explorations in yet another wonderful place. Going on a cruise is not a necessarily a Caribbean endeavor.…