Fantasy Friday: Saxony Switzerland National Park
For last week’s Fantasy Friday we researched a very unique and beautiful park in Chile called Torres del Paine and started dreaming about how and when we could visit.
To continue our research for future wilderness escapes, our second dream escape takes us to Germany (we better start saving up!).
Welcome to Saxony Switzerland National Park, located right on the border with Czech Republic and completely covered with dense forest.
First thing first, the wildlife that we may be able to capture a photograph or two of include the kingfisher, lynx (Simon says: yeah right!), eagle owls and one of our personal favourites, the otter.
The vistas seem equally enticing, as the park “protects more than 36,000 hectares of the Elbe Sandstone Massif, sculpted over the course of millennia by the Elbe river.” Other than the forests and the unique rock formations, it would be wonderful to see the Elbe River and the numerous gorges throughout the park.
It seems like one of those places that must be popular with rock climbers, with over 700 summits, but we love the sound of the more than 400km of hiking trails.
It’s on the list!
Visit Germany Travel for more information.
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