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Saxon Switzerland - Adventures for Everyone

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Saxon Switzerland - Adventures for Everyone

Hiking Collection by Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz

14

Tours

28:09 h

59.0 mi

8,250 ft

The Saxon Switzerland National Park. A place where you can't stop being amazed. Huge, jagged rocks, deep gorges. In between, there are paths that lead you through the rock labyrinth and up to lofty heights.

Breathtaking views await upstairs - and the realization that even a short visit can turn into a great adventure. Here we have put together a few classics and real insider tips for you, have fun exploring.

You can find all information about the Saxon Switzerland National Park at nationalpark-saechsische-schweiz.de

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  • Easy
    00:44
    1.64 mi
    2.2 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    What is a "forest house"?

    

    The foresters used to call a "Husche" a slide made of logs, on which the felled logs "scurried" down from the mountain slopes into the valley.

    

    The Waldhusche in Saxon Switzerland is a storytelling outdoor area where children and adults can learn everything about forest management

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  • Intermediate
    02:35
    5.49 mi
    2.1 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point is the Porschdorf stop or the parking lot at Polenztal in Porschdorf. This is where our path (blue line) begins into the Tiefen Grund. The path meanders along the Tiefen Grundbach, sometimes up and back down to the creek. Later we branch off to the left and hike (blue line) up the

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  • Easy
    01:34
    3.37 mi
    2.2 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A very nice hike in Uttewalder Grund along the Malerweg in the Saxon Switzerland National Park with the Uttewalder Felsentor as a highlight.

    

    The grounds in the Wehlen bastion area impress with wild romance and all varieties of green that can only exist. Due to the humid climate, the vegetation is diverse

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  • Intermediate
    01:01
    2.23 mi
    2.2 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Have you ever consciously looked at the ground you step on during your hikes?

    We all perceive it as the underground on which we stand and build, but very few know what it can do with it.

    

    On this educational trail you get an insight into the world of the soil and its direct connections with the flora. In

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  • Easy
    01:13
    2.54 mi
    2.1 mph
    375 ft
    400 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Waterfalls, high cliffs, fairytale hiking trails. Short and sweet it goes up to the Neuer Wildenstein. There is so much to discover up there in a very small space - you almost forget to enjoy the impressive view.After the cowshed and Schneiderloch have been explored, it goes gently down into the bottom

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  • Intermediate
    01:52
    4.11 mi
    2.2 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The starting point is the parking lot or the Eiche bus stop in Hohnstein. We walk past the playground, down into the village and turn left at the town hall (following the signs towards Gautschgrotte). The small road leads into the forest and we now hike following the green line and slash (sign for the

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  • Intermediate
    02:53
    5.89 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Königstein Fortress is one of the classic excursion destinations in Saxon Switzerland, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. We want to conquer the fortress, which was once considered impregnable, on foot. This hike offers the opportunity to combine

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  • Intermediate
    02:58
    6.40 mi
    2.2 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This hike away from the mainstream of tourism opens up impressive views from the Hankehübel and Gickelsberg. The ruins of the robbery castle in Goßdorf are hidden on a lonely rock spur above the Schwarzbach valley. A narrow-gauge railway once ran through this valley, which can still be visited in Lohsdorf.

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  • Easy
    00:39
    1.43 mi
    2.2 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Hohnsteiner Kasper is well known in Saxon Switzerland. Its creator, Max Jacob, had been based in Hohnstein with his puppet theater since 1928. From here the characteristic figures with the carved heads conquered the world. A puppet stage - first at Hohnstein Castle and later in its own puppet theater

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  • Difficult
    03:28
    7.52 mi
    2.2 mph
    625 ft
    1,000 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Sebnitztal is one of the most beautiful and quiet valleys on the edge of Saxon Switzerland. Only now and then the quiet is briefly interrupted by the railway formerly known as the "Saxon Semmering Railway". After a wonderful panoramic view from the Adamsberg mountain, it goes through the wild Dorfbachklamm

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  • Intermediate
    02:35
    5.53 mi
    2.1 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In the Middle Ages, one of the hiking destinations of this tour - the Arnstein - was defied by a fortification: wooden, relatively small, but arguably dangerous! From this nest of robber barons, trade routes were raided and villages plundered. Today the Arnstein rock castle, also known as the Ottendorf

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  • Intermediate
    02:22
    4.62 mi
    1.9 mph
    975 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Amazed faces with every new view, that is certain on this tour. The landscape of this hike through the Schrammsteine is guaranteed to be unparalleled!

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  • Intermediate
    02:19
    4.39 mi
    1.9 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This hike takes us to the Carolafels - a fantastic viewpoint in the middle of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. From the rocky resting place we have the semicircle of the cathedral in front of us, the jagged sandstone and the light-dark eroded reefs, weather pines and dense forest, the light gray

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  • Easy
    01:56
    3.87 mi
    2.0 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Ferry
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Do you know where the Schwedenlöcher got its name from?

    

    The name "Schwedenlöcher" goes back to the time of the Thirty Years' War, when the Swedes roamed the country. They had a reputation for destroying, looting and robbing everything. The residents of the neighboring villages brought their belongings

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    14
  • Distance
    59.0 mi
  • Duration
    28:09 h
  • Elevation
    8,250 ft

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