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Saxonian Diary 45 - Bad Schandau Elevator

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Hello friends,

I want to continue and finish my Saxonian series with the finest part of this country, the so called "Saxonian Switzerland".

Its name came 150 years ago from 2 students from Switzerland, who trekked here for a weekend and told each other: "It looks like at home in Switzerland!"

This area is situated on both sides of the Elbe River south of Dresden and its sandstone rock formations and its woods reach over the frontier deep into Czechia. Tourism here is well known for 150 years and some locations here like Bad Schandau were important points for the rich and famous of these days.
This elevator here is an old relict of these "good old days" and guided people on top of the sandstone cliffs alongside The Elbe river with a lot of fine viewing points.

After the fall of the Berlin wall this elevator and all locations here were careful restored and today the Saxonian Switzerland is one of Germany`s top tourist locations. The Saxonian Switzerland is a german national park recently; parts of it are strictly forbidden places with rare animals; other parts are for trekking or freeclimbing.

Hope you enjoy this.

Bye for the moment
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Feb 4, 2013 5:19:40 pm
Diese Konstruktion ist atemberaubend. Erinnert mich an einen Schiffsmast mit Ausguck. Das dazu gehörige Schiff ist an den Felsen vom Elbsandstein Gebirge zerschellt. Oder es ist eine alte Seebrücke. Das Wasser ist zurückgegangen und der Rest steht jetzt so in der Gegend rum. Nee, nee....es natürlich eine Aussichtsplattform, damit man die herrliche Landschaft sicher in dieser Höhe betrachten kann.
Schön, wieder was von dir zu sehen.

by JuliSonne Homepage »

Feb 4, 2013 5:22:52 pm
look like the restored of this area paid off. cool looking image here

by jocko500 Homepage »

Feb 4, 2013 6:48:43 pm
very nice shot

by flavia49 Homepage »

Feb 5, 2013 12:41:31 am
A most exciting structure, and great information.
Once again I wish I was a traveller.

by durleybeachbum Homepage »

Feb 5, 2013 12:42:52 am
WOW what an amazing structure.

by blinkings Homepage »

Feb 5, 2013 2:27:30 am
Interesting shot!

by whaleman Homepage »

Feb 5, 2013 8:51:37 am
fantastic structure in excellent capture. good to see you posting again .

by anmes Homepage »

Feb 5, 2013 10:12:40 am
Impressive structure, excellent shot !

by Leije Homepage »

Feb 5, 2013 11:07:18 am
What a great piece of work and it must be fall there, because of the beautiful colors on the hillside. Lovely...huggs..Silkylady...

by Silkylady Homepage »

Feb 6, 2013 12:17:30 am
Fantastic architecture!

by netot Homepage »

Feb 6, 2013 6:34:39 am
Wonderfully done !

by Cyve Homepage »

Feb 6, 2013 2:01:13 pm
Amazing old elevator

by moochagoo Homepage »

Feb 6, 2013 5:49:08 pm
EXCELLENT IMAGE!

by sandra46 Homepage »

Apr 1, 2013 12:22:43 am
Interesting capture!

by junge1 Homepage »

Sep 10, 2013 11:08:58 pm
It looks safe to me and I would ride up there for the view!

by danapommet Homepage »

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