Bad Schandau

Bad Schandau

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Recommended by 221 out of 233 cyclists


  • Guido Hbm.

    Nice little town, well worth seeing.

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    • June 30, 2020

  • JR56

    Bad Schandau - spa town on the Elbe

    Already in the 14th century. Bad Schandau was first mentioned as a Schiffersiedlung, Schandau was granted town charter in 1479. In mid-1730 a sulfur and iron spring was discovered here; with the first bathing establishment in 1799, the foundation stone was laid for the development of the place into a spa.

    When the inhabitants inaugurated the Bad Schandau train station in 1877, it was the last to go into operation on the then new Dresden-Bodenbach line. Before that, the completion of the first Schandau Elbe bridge and the railway line to Sebnitz were celebrated.

    In 1920 the city received the status of a bath and since 1936 there have been Kneipp cures here. Bad Schandau is still a popular spa town with several modern spa facilities today. The four districts of Krippen, Ostrau, Postelwitz and Schmilka belong to the city.

    Bad Schandau is ideal as a central starting point for tours and hikes in the national park region and the Saxon Switzerland National Park, as well as for cross-border activities in the Elbe Sandstone Protected Landscape Area and the Bohemian Switzerland National Park.

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    • July 14, 2020

  • Manuuu

    Bad Schandau is located to the right of the Elbe directly at the Saxon Switzerland National Park in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains; the national park center is in the city. The original town center nestles against the steep sandstone cliffs of the right, northern bank of the Elbe and partially squeezes into the narrow valley of the Kirnitzsch. The town center is 121.7 m above sea level. HN (market), while the heights over 400 meters above sea level. HN lie. An overland tram, the Kirnitzschtalbahn, accompanies the river for several kilometers and opens up parts of Upper Saxon Switzerland.


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    • May 23, 2019

  • Wildrocker🌍

    The last big place on the Elbe Cycle Path towards the Czech Republic! Good infrastructure, so recharge all "batteries" there again!
    The Bad Schandau☝️ passenger elevator is definitely worth seeing

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    • April 7, 2019

  • FullyMax

    Bad Schandau has very good restaurants 😃

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    • June 8, 2020

  • Blitzeumel

    Rock Tour

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    • June 30, 2016

  • Elbsolar

    A nice place, and it was not difficult to get accommodation.

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    • June 24, 2017

  • Bollerfritze

    Over the mountaineering promenade in the OT Ostrau one gets a view over the place as well as for fortress Königstein.

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    • March 18, 2017

  • Peter

    smart city, interesting the flood marks from the Middle Ages

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    • August 27, 2018

  • suny

    In the middle of two European capitals of culture, Dresden and Prague, Bad Schandau presents itself at the mouth of the Kirnitzsch in the Elbe.

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    • June 29, 2020

  • suny

    A super small town

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    • June 29, 2020

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Location: Bad Schandau, Saxon Switzerland, Saxon Switzerland-East Ore Mountains, Saxony, Germany


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