A couple of weeks ago I bought this book as we always look for inspiration on where to go and what to see in Germany. One recommendation was the primeval forest in the Bavarian National Park, which is also the first national park in Germany. As we’re spending this long weekend in Bavarian anyhow I looked up a tour which would take us right through this old-growth forest.
Between a very busy Christmas holiday week and the start of the new year, we got up early one morning and went for a hike in Rosenthal-Bielatal. It had snowed and I really wanted to see the the Elbe Sandstone Mountain covered in snow. Funnily enough, I had never been out hiking in the winter when it had snowed in the 3,5 years that I have lived in Dresden. So seeing the sandstones on a glorious morning covered in snow was a first for me.