Travelled : 40 kilometres from Dresden to Bastei in Saxony
Visited : Sachsische Schweiz National Park. Park-n-Ride bus €3 a double return. Elberadweg Cycle Path, Free.
Stayed : Carpark #2 Park and Ride, Bastei, €5 per 24h, bin and toilet. N50.98669 E14.05581 (Our Tour)
It was another quiet evening in Dresden and we rise early, that’s about 7.30am in campercar world, have breakfast and start to pack up and service the Hymer for departure. Slightly delayed by some madman filling his motorhome water tank with a garden water can, we are on our way east to the Sachsische Schwiez National Park. That’s a bit of a gob full, in all the local literature it’s called Swiss Saxony.
Turning off the 172 at Pirna, we start to climb into a low range of mountains. We have travelled from Northern France, through the Low Countries and Northern Germany for 3500 kilometres over 10 weeks without seeing a hill, so it makes for an interesting drive. We soon turn into a park-n-ride carpark with an automated boom seemingly in the middle of nowhere. We got the co-ordinates from fellow bloggers OurTour who recommended the walks in the park.