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Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in Saxony is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 20 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in Saxony for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 20 peaks in Saxony

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    1

    Schrammsteinaussicht

    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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    Carolafelsen

    Hiking Highlight

    This is my favorite rock from now on. The view from the Carolafelsen is gigantic. You have all the highlights at a glance. Pfaffensteine, Königstein, Lilienstein, Schrammsteine etc.
    Always ready …

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    Torsten
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    3

    Lilienstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The climb to the Lilienstein is definitely worth it. No matter if the weather is good or bad. :) We walked up the Nordsteig - but rather recommend the Südsteig, as it is easier.

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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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    Rauenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    One of the most beautiful stones in the Saxon. Switzerland! If you do not want to climb up the many steps at the front, just walk the gently rising path …

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    Marishu
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    6

    Fichtelberg

    Hiking Highlight

    At 1,215 meters, the Fichtelberg is the highest mountain in the new federal states. The panorama from him is stunning. It extends over the Ore Mountains to the Bohemian Basin. …

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    Papststein

    Hiking Highlight

    The Papststein is a 451 meter high table mountain in the Saxon Switzerland on the left. The ascent is possible from two sides. There is a mountain inn and an …

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    Astrid
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    8

    Gohrischstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The Gohrisch offers many facets. The path first leads through a beautiful forest and climbs steadily, then you slowly see the steep walls behind the trees and the area is …

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    Stefan
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    9

    Frienstein

    Hiking Highlight

    along the wall shimmy well possible :-)

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    kocmoc
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    10

    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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    Großer Zschirnstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The Große Zschirnstein is the highest mountain in the German Elbe Sandstone Mountains. From its plateau with the pretty stone column you have a great view of Bohemian Switzerland. In …

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    Carola K.
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    12

    Auersberg

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Always a worthy milestone. In good weather you have a wonderful view over the surrounding countryside, as for example the dams Sosa and Eibenstock.

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    Markus
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    13

    Katzenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The Katzenstein invites you to linger. Secured by railings, you can walk to the edge and let your gaze wander over the Schwarzwassertal and the rugged rock.

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    14

    Lausche

    Hiking Highlight

    Well, listen, always nice and great to train your stamina. Ascent from Waltersdorf is quite angry and no picnic with children, more pleasant from the Czech side. If you descend …

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    Jana
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    15

    Hinteres Raubschloss

    Hiking Highlight

    The view from the predatory castle is breathtaking in all directions. The ascent and descent are connected with a little thrill. There may also be longer waiting times at the …

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    Martin
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    16

    Boselspitze

    Hiking Highlight

    From the Boselspitze you have a great view towards Dresden and, if visibility is good, as far as Saxon Switzerland.

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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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    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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    Torsten
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    19

    Rochlitzer Berg

    Hiking Highlight

    Since the viewing platform is now no longer free view, it is worth to visit the tower. The view in clear weather is wonderful!

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    Gamrig

    Hiking Highlight

    The Gamrig can be hiked without any problems. From there you have a wonderful view in all directions and you can easily watch the climbers conquering the nearby rocks Waltersdorfer Horn and Heidebrüderturm.

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