There are plenty of places to see and visit in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Elbe Sandstone Mountains is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

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    Basteibrücke

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    The classic! Best early in the morning. During the day and especially on the weekend, crowds are here !! But you have to have seen, beautiful views. Easy to reach, also with stroller or wheelchair.

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    Schwedenlöcher

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    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 …

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    Himmelsleiter

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    If you have the time and, above all, the courage, you should not miss the ascent through the ladder ladder. A long and narrow staircase leads up through a narrowing …

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    Edmundsklamm

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    A beautiful gorge, absolutely worth seeing. Unfortunately today was Easter Saturday and the best summer weather. So there were many other hikers on the way next to us. The waiting time on the first boat trip was 70 minutes ....

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    Schrammsteine

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    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, …

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    Amselfall

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    Framed by the high rocks, just above the Amselsee, the Grünbach falls as a blackbird fall a few meters into the depths. Directly next to it you will find the …

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    Amselsee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Amselsee impresses with its romantic and hidden location on the edge of the spa Rathen. The Niederrathener rocks, which tower high above the Amselsee, offer a great backdrop to …

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    Kirnitzschklamm

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    We preferred the short section.
    For children, the boat trip is certainly an experience.
    One possibility would be to hike and ride back by boat🛶

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    Kurort Rathen

    Hiking Highlight

    The health resort of Rathen is a tourist magnet due to its unique location on the Elbe, the rock stage and the scenic attractions around it. From here you can …

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    The absolute highlight in Saxon Switzerland.

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    Basteiaussicht

    Hiking Highlight

    One of the most popular views of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, so the whole area in the main season and in good weather but also quite "crowded"

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    A piece above the Basteibrücke there is this great vantage point on the Elbe and mountains. Directly at your feet you can see the famous sandstone cliffs and on the horizon rise the table mountains south of the Elbe.

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    Schrammsteintor

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    The Schrammsteintor is one of the most stunning rock formations in the entire national park. Towering towering the rocks on both sides above you. Climbers love the steep walls and …

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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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    A "must" when visiting "Saxon Switzerland".
    In the holidays / holidays you will be amazed how many people are traveling on the Lilienstein. This should be considered in the planning, …

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    Wildschützensteig

    Hiking Highlight

    Steep ascent to the Schrammsteinen, but still without large climbing parts. Good expansion given by ladders and stairs. Exhausting, but you will be rewarded by the later views on the Schrammsteinen very well.

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    You just have to see the biggest sandstone gate in Europe. Above you have to pay 3 € Eintritrt, which are really very well spent. The inn offers good and very reasonably priced cuisine.

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    Wolfsschlucht

    Hiking Highlight

    About metallic stairs it goes here steeply, but safely down from the Hockstein by the Wolfsschlucht in the direction of the city Hohnstein.

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    Felsentor Uttewalde

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    The Uttewalder Felsentor was once one of the most famous tourist attractions in Saxon Switzerland. The gate is formed by three fallen rocks, which are stuck in the steep walls of this straight man-sized gorge.

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    Wilde Hölle

    Hiking Highlight

    I highly recommend the "Wild Hell". It is surprising that at the beginning of the gorge there is no indication of the difficulty. Without appropriate footwear nothing works here and …

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