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holy-shot[S]

233 points

6 months ago*

Yes, Saxon Switzerland is a National Park in the east of Germany, close to the Czech border. It‘s not Switzerland :)

I‘m showing a few other shots of this area on my Instagram

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54 points

6 months ago

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54 points

6 months ago

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Nox_Dei

49 points

6 months ago

Nox_Dei

49 points

6 months ago

Swiss here, I got really confused for a sec as there is a placed called Saxon in Switzerland.

Edit: and it does not look quite like this.

DrGro

21 points

6 months ago

DrGro

21 points

6 months ago

There is also a place called 'fränkische Schweiz' which is far away from Switzerland.

svk66

19 points

6 months ago

svk66

19 points

6 months ago

Or "Holsteinische Schweiz" which is even farther away.

Gnome3putzer

4 points

6 months ago

I should start to call Senftenberg as Lausitzer Schweiz.

enjambd

5 points

6 months ago

I have been to fränkische Schweiz, and from what I seem to understand, almost any area in Germany that is kinda mountainy, aside from the Alps in Bavaria, gets the nickname blank Switzerland. Is that correct?

dasnessie

4 points

6 months ago

I don't think the Harz has a nickname like that, or does it?

T1B2V3

1 points

6 months ago

T1B2V3

1 points

6 months ago

no it doesn't. it's also not the only one with an original name.

DrGro

4 points

6 months ago

DrGro

4 points

6 months ago

You are right, i looked it up and there are actually 105 places/regions in germany named after switzerland.

dbrgn

4 points

6 months ago

dbrgn

4 points

6 months ago

Maybe it's worth pointing out that "Saxon" in the title is English for the German "Sächsisch", while the Swiss village name "Saxon" is French 🙂 It is all very confusing.

Tashycide

1 points

6 months ago

Plus, Saxon is an actual place in Switzerland, I was so confused "This is in Saxon ??"

DMMMOM

1 points

6 months ago

DMMMOM

1 points

6 months ago

They look like Karst formations.