Gorges are incredibly beautiful places, and you’ve got 9 to choose from in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Just browse our list of the best gorges below and see photos, tips and extra info to help you visit one of these beautiful places on your next adventure in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

The top 9 gorges in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

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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

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    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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    Petra
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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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    Corinne
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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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    Edmundsklamm

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Rather a spectacle serving as a rest. Bottom line, I liked it a lot.

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    Stefan
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    Heringshöhle

    Hiking Highlight

    If you want to experience a little adventure, you can crawl through the herring cave here. It is really pitch dark in the cave, a flashlight is an advantage. If …

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    Tip by
    Tobias
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    8

    Dorfbachklamm

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Where the village stream drops steeply into Kirnitzschtal, you can walk on metal steps along its course. Again, there are imposing sandstone rocks and greenery.

    The path is part of …

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    Stephanie
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    9

    Schussfahrt durch die Sandsteinschluchten

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Yes, that's not bad. I drive up there after work and then in the direction of Bad Schandau the goat's back down.
    greetings

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    Volker

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