[ Aug.2015 ] The destination of our slow steamship journey was Bad Schandau, a town in Saxon Switzerland in Germany.
This town seemed to be known as a spa town. As we had to go back to Dresden, we looked for the railway station. Because it is a small town, I thought we would come across the station soon or later, but in fact, we could not find it at all. So we asked a person in a pub and she said:
“Go straight to find a bridge. After crossing the bridge, it is in front of you“.
We started walking to the direction, but after a while we realized that she thought we had a car, because the bridge was so far away. So we decided to go in to a nearby hotel and ask for a taxi.
But the kind hotel receptionist said: “Just go down there, there is a ferry to the station“.
We went down to the river in half doubt. Surely there was a ferry service to the station.
It took only less than 10 minutes to arrive directly underneath the station.
Ferries are playing a very active part here on Elbe, as we crossed it by ferry at Kurort Rathen, too.
By the way, in Dresden which is a too big city to rely on ferries, they made a bridge which caused the elimination from the Unesco World Heritage list.
It was listed in 2004 and deleted in 2009.
They should have made a tunnel, shouldn’t they.
Take a look at the Germany’s photogallery