Bad Schandau

Bad Schandau

[ 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 

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