Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 802 out of 823 hikers


  • Andreas Platzl

    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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    • January 5, 2017

  • Hentschel

    The Pfaffenstein with its many small "secrets" is often visited, even in winter.

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    • September 16, 2018

  • Jana

    On the plateau there is plenty to discover, lookout tower, cave, and of course the view of the Barbarine not to forget

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    • January 7, 2017

  • Torsten

    The Pfaffenstein is best hiked from Königsstein. At the tourist information there is a free parking lot.
    The hike over the whorl with thieves cave, then to Pfaffenstein (bottleneck ascent) and the comfortable descent back to King stone. Day trip!

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    • January 6, 2018

  • Matzel

    More information here:

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    • January 29, 2016

  • Enno

    The tower is absolutely a must! The view is terrific! Especially with children is the Pfaffenstein a worthwhile adventure that has everything to offer, what in the Saxon. Switzerland goes: exciting paths and stairs, magnificent views, explore the cave, and an exciting story!

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    • August 25, 2017

  • Torsten

    On the Pfaffenstein (opposite the tower) there is a hidden medieval castle.
    Not visible in the summer months.

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    • January 6, 2018

  • Astrid

    The Pfaffenstein and Jungfernstein with the popular Nadelöhr - one of the most attractive climbs in Saxon Switzerland, because you climb almost exclusively over ladders.

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    • September 23, 2018

  • Christian

    Really grandiose view and a paradise for nature ....

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    • November 4, 2018

  • 🇩🇪 Jojo Action 🇩🇪

    - Interesting ruin of the former shooting club of the "Falcon"
    - a bit off the main hiking trail
    - Above the ruins there are 3 more viewpoints with the old walls

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    • November 5, 2018

  • Manuuu

    The Pfaffenstein with ... Berggaststätte with many delicious dishes also for vegan and vegetarian ... from Pfaffenstein you have a magnificent view of one of the highligts of Saxon / Bömischen Switzerland: the Baberine

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    • October 6, 2017

  • Christoph Taupadel

    Nice view, 1 Euro donation to the preservation of the tower is requested, at the foot of the observation tower is a nice restaurant with a large beer garden.

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    • January 1, 2018

  • Uwe

    Nice view, with restaurant and tower.

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    • May 14, 2017

  • Torsten

    The gastronomy at the tower is also open during the winter months on weekends and public holidays from 10.00 -17.00.

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    • January 1, 2018

  • Christian

    From here you have a beautiful view.

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    • April 13, 2018

  • Wanderklaus

    After a visit to the beer garden maybe up to the tower? The ascent is rewarded with terrific distance vision.

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    • May 30, 2018

  • Manu Waldwusel

    The ascent to the Pfaffenstein is very pleasant. Of course it goes back over hill and dale and many stairs, but the Saxon Switzerland without stairs? - That does not exist. :) At the top you will be rewarded with a beautiful view and can explore the plateau for a very long time.

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    • November 24, 2018

  • Marishu

    The Pfaffenstein with the Barbarine is one of the highlights in Saxon Switzerland. There is much more to discover on the Pfaffenstein than the rustic mountain inn with its lookout tower or the Barbarine.

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    • March 17, 2019

  • JR on Tour

    This is a table mountain. Looking beautiful from a distance.

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    • June 28, 2019

  • PeterStar

    A bit wide at the top and labyrinthine at the bottom.

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    • July 30, 2019

  • Olaf

    Very nice area. Very easy to reach from Pfaffendorf. Short walk in beautiful area, if you do not have so much time.

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    • August 16, 2019

  • Robert Köhler

    Exceptional and Mystic Hotspot in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. One of many ruins in the region. Definitely worth a visit.

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    • February 7, 2019

  • Stanley01705

    Ruin PfaffensteinOn the plateau of the Pfaffenstein between the comfortable ascent and the Klammweg are hidden well-preserved building remains. It is said to have been a club house built in 1924 by a mountain guards union forbidden in 1945.

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    • February 16, 2019

  • Lutz1990

    There is so much to discover and the views are perfect.

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    • October 23, 2019

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


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