Hiking Highlight (Segment)

Recommended by 168 out of 175 hikers


  • Matzel

    From the north you can reach the plateau of Pfaffenstein the fastest way over the bottleneck. The path consists of about 600 unevenly high steps and is so narrow in its upper section that no two people can find space next to each other. Also, the 1897 developed path towards the end is so steep that the climb must be made on permanently installed iron ladders. You pass through a horizontal, quite narrow rock hole - just a needle eye.

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    • 29/01/2016

  • Matzel

    In the west, however, the so-called "comfortable way" leads upwards.

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    • 29/01/2016

  • Torsten

    The ascent through the bottleneck to Pfaffenstein I find the best and safest option. It's just fun to climb the stairs.
    Pure Adventure.

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    • 06/01/2018

  • Torsten

    With a heavy backpack or a child on your back, it gets adventurous. Otherwise, this is really a nice tour.

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    • 27/12/2016

  • Poca

    Not suitable for hikers with animal attendance, as a (steep) metal ladder must be overcome - without that there is an alternative. The dog must therefore be able to be carried (and you should then also create the ladder with one hand). With us it worked - but our dog weighs only 8kg and knows it already;)

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    • 08/09/2018

  • Zingiber

    Exciting ascent with a lot of variety and z. B. For children well feasible and little boring.

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    • 24/11/2018

  • Manu Waldwusel

    A real highlight on the descent from Pfaffenstein. Please take off the backpack - because with a backpack you get stuck. :)

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    • 24/11/2018

  • Wanderklaus

    On the way on the Malerweg, stage 7.

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    • 30/05/2018

  • Marishu

    We always use it as a descent.

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    • 20/09/2018

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Best Hiking Routes Including the Segment ‘Nadelöhr’

Location: in Saxon Switzerland, Saxon Switzerland-East Ore Mountains, Saxony, Germany

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  • Distance451 m
  • Uphill110 m
  • Downhill0 m

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