In the 1874 diary of Helene Bruun, a distant relative of ours, Helene wrote of taking a trip out from Dresden to what she described as 'the most beautiful thing that I had seen until now' - the Sächsiche Schweiz. She wrote of the beautiful rock faces she saw there and of going to Schandau. It was a trip she enjoyed with her sisters as well as other close relatives. Today, we did the same.
English, Sächsiche Schweiz means Saxon Switzerland. The name is meant to suggest that here in Saxony, there is a little piece of the beauty of Switzerland.
Schandau is only about 20 km from Decin, which is inside the Czech Republic, or 'Bohemia' in Helene's time. Christine wanted to visit Decin, as some of her ancestors (not mine) originate from here. The above is a church in Decin.
We had not expected to visit the Czech Republic during our holiday, but here we are.