In this topic, we will look at public transport in Dresden and around and several welcome cards that can be used here.
What to see in Saxon Switzerland and Osterzgebirge. Maps
Saxon Switzerland is for those who like to climb rocks, and for those who just like to walk in the mountains without performing the feats. What to see in Saxon Switzerland? The mountains are not too high, but the landscapes with rocks of different shapes are amazing. As a cultural program, there is a fortress and a number of castles, and Dresden with its museums is within easy reach. Over the past decade, the entertainment infrastructure along the Elbe has also grown. And if you then go further north, then mountain holidays can be combined with water holidays – there you will find the Upper Lusatian region with many lakes.
Local public transport in Germany
The Deutsche Bahn website, of course, shows a lot, but still not everything. It does not show local public transport tariffs, and local tickets will also have to be bought from regional transport associations.
Federal railway fares apply if you are traveling to another region. Therefore, it may turn out that traveling with the family for 10 minutes to a neighboring city will take as much money as 40 minutes to a neighboring region, because Deutsche Bahn included children in an adult ticket, but local public transport system requires ticket for them.
Trains in Germany
This topic is all about trains in Germany: how to buy a ticket online or from a vending machine, what signs can be on the platform and on the train, what tickets are available for local trains, and what discount tickets you can buy for day trips. The topic is divided into two parts. In the first federal railways, the site bahn.de, buying tickets for long routes. In the second part, everything related to Regional transport in Germany
Harz mountains. Wernigerode old town
A 19th-century German writer called Wernigerode the colorful town on the Harz Mountains. And it really is. The old town has been renovated and it is very pleasant to walk around here. In my opinion, Wernigerode is the nicest town in the Harz Mountains.
Harz. Around Wernigerode, stalactite caves
Not far from Wernigerode there are two large Rübeland stalactite caves. Let’s look, what else you can visit around Wernigerode. Read more about old centre of Wernigerode – colorful city of Harz – in the first part.
Wernigerode Old city
Harz. 5. Thale, children program
Harz. 4. Quedlinburg old town
Harz. 3. Goslar – what to see
Harz. 2. Brocken, Wurmberg
Harz map. Center and East – from Wernigerode to Tilleda
Harz attractions map. From Wernigerode to Tilleda
We continue to explore the Harz attractions. There are two maps in this topic: the central part from Wernigerode to Nordhausen and the eastern part with Sangerhausen and Quedlinburg.
West Harz from Goslar to Göttingen.
Description of different cities – by #Harz.
Coast of Germany. Lower Saxony and Hamburg. What to visit
Harz. 2. Brocken, Wurmberg
Harz is a wooded mountain massif, the highest in northern Germany. The origin of the name is connected with the Old German word meaning “wooded mountains”. Which is quite correct – the mountains are very wooded, covered mainly with firry forests. True, the forests have suffered greatly over the past five years. But foresters are hoping for self-recovery.
In this part about Brocken and the steam railway, as well as about the neighboring mountain Wurmberg.
Harz Map of attractions. Part 1 – from Goslar to Bad Sachsa
Harz offers a lot of attractions. All of them you will not be able to visit even in two trips. Let’s look what can you visit on the Harz map. In the first part – West Harz from Goslar to Bad Sachsa and from Einbeck to Brocken.
Among Harz attractions:
- old cities, two of which are included in the UNESCO list,
- stalactite caves,
- old mines,
- a narrow gauge railway network operated by steam locomotives
- Mount Brocken (the most famous meeting place for witches),
- castles and palaces,
- system of mountain reservoirs for mines,
- various mountain activities and hiking.
Attractions near Dresden. Bastei rocks, Königstein Fortress
The attractions near Dresden are no less curious than the city itself (read more about Dresden): these are natural attractions – the so-called Saxon Switzerland begins here, and palaces, castles, and museums. I managed to visit two places – the Bastei rocks and the Königstein fortress. About them in more detail, about the rest briefly with a map.