We were based at Bad Schandau
, a small and comfortable town on the banks of the Elbe with a magnificent setting, at the bottom of wooden slopes and boasting a rather strange metal tower with a lift offering magnificent views.
And so after enjoying Dresden we headed to the countryside and made a particular point of staying in hotels including the Apparthotel Am Schlossberg in Bad Schandau
and visiting tourist attractions that had been created or adapted to ensure barrier-free travel, that is with disabled visitors at the forefront of planning.
The tour route went from Wittenberg, where Martin Luther started the Protestant revolution, to Bad Schandau
in the forested hills of Saxony.
Tel: + 49 (0) 351 216-0 [bar] He also stayed at Apparthotel Am Schlossberg, Bad Schandau
, Elbstra[sz]e 6, 01814 Bad Schandau
Those words would echo round the fingers of towering sandstone that rose from forests of oak as we explored the riverside region near the lovely town of Bad Schandau
. The occasional rock-climber was spotted, eagles soared, a rare black stork was seen and wild boar, neither seen nor heard by us, were said to roam the woods.