There are plenty of places to see and visit in Saxony. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Saxony 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 Saxony

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    Basteibrücke

    Hiking Highlight

    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

    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 …

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    Himmelsleiter

    Hiking Highlight

    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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    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, …

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    Amselfall

    Hiking Highlight

    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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    Nonnenfelsen

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The Nonnenfelsen are a unique rock formation above the spa town of Jonsdorf. Various paths lead up and up next to the bizarre sandstone pinnacles you can expect an incomparable view of the surrounding mountains.

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    Bärenstein

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Like the Pöhlberg, the Bärenstein mainly consists of basalt, on the north side you can see that in an old quarry. Speaking of which, the view from the Bärenstein down …

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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

    Hiking Highlight

    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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    Lausche

    Hiking Highlight

    Well, listen, always nice and great to train condition. Rise from Waltersdorf is quite angry and with children no picnic, from the Czech side more pleasant. If one descends from …

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    Zirkelstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The Zirkelstein is wonderfully exposed - one of the most beautiful views in Saxon Switzerland. All around you can see the large mountains of Bohemian Switzerland, such as the Rabenstein …

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    Gratweg Rauenstein

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    A bit hidden and totally unimpressive from the bottom, but if you find it up there, you will be rewarded with numerous views, some 360 ​​°! Just fantastic!

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    Kohlhaukuppe

    Hiking Highlight

    The ascent to Kohlhaukuppe is relatively steep on all sides and requires a bit of fitness.
    It is a popular excursion destination from Geising.
    Depending on the impact resistance you …

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    19

    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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    Pfaffenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    In the middle of the Saxon Switzerland you will be pampered on the summit of the Pfaffenstein with a fantastic panoramic view from the lookout tower, a mountain plateau full of history and a regional stop.

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