The highlight for us in Germany has to be the mesmerising Bastei Bridge and the surrounding national park of Saxon Switzerland. We managed to wake up before sunrise to beat the crowds and it was well worth it with only a few other people around. A must see place if you are in the East of Germany, close to the Czech border.

Germany is famous for it’s beautiful medieval towns and we wanted to visit as many as we could en route. Rothenbourg has to be one the prettiest you will ever see. It is an old walled city with numerous towers all with different purposes, an impressive entrance and ramparts from which you can access various parts of the walls which offer views over the rooftops. The town itself looks like it has been plucked out of a fairytale and its all year round Christmas market shops (like a cross between Alice in Wonderland and something out of Narnia) Just fantastic.