Talk:Saxon Switzerland

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I'm pretty sure that Sächsische Schweiz is not the most common English name of this place.

I've never heard of "Saxon Switzerland", and the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names only gives Sächsische Schweiz. The Geonet names search by the USGS doesn't turn up a hit for "Saxon Switzerland". Weirdly, Google hits about 3-to-1 in favor of "Sächsische Schweiz" over "Saxon Switzerland" on English-language pages.
That said, the Beeb has an article on the subject on their site, so the name's not totally unused. I'd think that the more common "Sächsische Schweiz" is preferable, but I'm not going to move this article until there's some more discussion. --(WT-en) Evan 09:52, 4 May 2006 (EDT)
I was not careful enough to check other sources like you did, but since the very article has Saxon Switzerland in brackets after the German name and had an English redirect, I just assumed that was the usual English name. Feel free to move back if convenient. (WT-en) Ricardo (Rmx) 10:00, 4 May 2006 (EDT)
Hi there, I created Saxon Switzerland as redirect page for [[S��chsische Schweiz]], cause it is not an English name and I was not sure, if all users and contributers would use the German name or the English. Living just a few kilometres away, I can asure that the English version is commonly used with tourists here (it is really funny to see people trying to say the German version sometimes). I would therefore opt for having the English name, but in other article descriptions and in the head of this one with the German name in brackets. Cheers, (WT-en) Felix 09:26 (GMT), 05 May 2006

Merge with Bohemian Switzerland???[edit]

Hello. I have an idea that this article could be merged with Bohemian Switzerland. I don't know if it is reasonable to merge two places from from two countries, but it could make sense, because it's in fact one region diveded between two countries (Bohemian-Saxon Switzerland) or Elbe Sandstone Mountains, I don't know which name is better) and borders doesn't matter these days. What do you think? —The preceding comment was added by Prazak123 (talkcontribs)

I don't know enough to have an opinion about whether to merge or not, but I would point out that such a merger is possible, but the result would be to create an extra-hierarchical region, meaning it wouldn't be breadcrumbed (subordinated) to the normal hierarchy of local, regional and national articles. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:47, 3 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
I think I agree with Ikan. I'd also like to note that while the borders don't "feel" like borders inside the Schengen area, they are still borders that seperate different countries with different languages, laws, etc, and in this particular case, still with different currencies, all of which matter to travellers. Vidimian (talk) 19:30, 3 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
I live rather close to this region, so here's my two cents: while the Elbe Sandstone Mountains are really one region in terms of natural geography, someone at some point in time decided to draw a border right through it. Thus we get Saxon Switzerland (part of our breadcrumbs for Saxony and rightfully so) and Bohemian Switzerland. Yes, in recent years there have been efforts to jointly market the area across the border and in recent years local transport links across the border have much improved, but it would still produce a rather unwieldy mess if we were to eliminate the country specific articles. There is nothing to say against expanding the article on the extraregion, though... Hobbitschuster (talk) 20:33, 3 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]


Existing banner

A new page banner has been uploaded as part of Wiki Loves Earth this year. In my opinion, it is much better than the existing one in terms of light, color, composition... well, everything. I suggest to replace the existing banner with the new one. --Alexander (talk) 20:25, 25 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, I agree with you. Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:06, 26 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks. I have changed the banner. --Alexander (talk) 14:44, 27 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]