A weekend in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Hiking Collection by
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It does exist, even in Germany. A national park that makes your eyes twinkle the moment you set foot in it. With enormous, rugged rocks, and deep gorges. Where winding paths will lead you through the labyrinths of boulders and up onto airy plateaus. Up here, you'll have breathtaking views – and the realization, that one weekend is enough to fit in a grand adventure. We put together a collection of classics as well as some insider tips for you – but there's much more to explore when you get there.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Häntzschelstiege

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    This is really only a via ferrata and should only be done by experienced hikers and climbing enthusiasts. Via ferrata set with strap and helmet are actually to create. And please think of the right equipment especially on the right footwear. Flip-flops or sneakers are out of place here. To climb you need both hands and not the beer bottle in your hand. Garbage is also taken please. It is a national park and the National Park Guard controls and is not afraid of punishment. And remember, please only commit in ascension.

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    Schwedenlöcher

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The Schwedenlöcher are a particularly exciting section and my personal highlight in Saxon Switzerland. This section got its name in the Thirty Years War when farmers from the village of Rathenwalde fled there to save themselves from the Swedish soldiers and occupants of the village. In my opinion, the most beautiful Schluchtweg I know of Saxon Switzerland. This particularly wild way has almost something magical and sometimes you have the feeling of being in the jungle.

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    Schrammsteine

    Hiking Highlight

    The fact that the Schrammsteine ​​count because of the great panoramic views to the highlights in Saxon Switzerland, it can be crowded here in summer, of course. In winter, however, comparatively few hikers come here and there is no traffic jam along the narrow paths. The view at dusk is highly recommended. The descent from the Schrammsteinen takes about half an hour and therefore you should still arrive in Postelwitz before it gets dark.

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    Stille Klamm

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The Stille Klamm is also called "Edmundsklamm". Here you feel like in a small, untouched oasis of nature. Until the end of the trail, the path through the popular gorge is barrier-free. If you want, you can take the most beautiful part of the gorge, which does not lead any way though, on a boat (pay) and continue on the other side.

    Entrance to the gorge: approx. 25 kroner

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    Tip by
    Stephanie
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    Idagrotte

    Hiking Highlight

    Ended way there, but terrific view. Not suitable for railing fetishists!

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    Tip by
    Ralf
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    Carolafelsen

    Hiking Highlight

    Great view. Best to go early in the morning. Highly visited on weekends. Here is a tour of me where I am also on the Carolafelsen and the beautiful view can be seen:

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    Tip by
    Jay Be
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    Blick vom Brand

    Hiking Highlight

    From the "Balcony of Saxon Switzerland" you have an incomparable panorama over the Elbsandsteingebirge. The fire is in the middle of the forest, 170m above the Polenztal. The daring sit down a little further on the rock, who prefers solid ground under their feet enjoys the view at a stop in the "Brandbaude".

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    Tip by
    Stephanie
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    Heilige Stiege

    Hiking Highlight

    A great climb over many stairs. Above ne great view and access to the monkey stones!

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    Tip by
    picxxl
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    Prebischtor Aussicht

    Hiking Highlight

    If you want to escape the hustle and bustle right at the Prebischtor, climb up to this vantage point and enjoy the 360-degree view.

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    Tip by
    Stephanie

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