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!
August 25, 2017
The ascent to the Pfaffenstein can be done with children from the age of four without any problems, but the parents will also feel the ups and downs in their bones afterwards. The tour rewards you with fantastic views and a detour to the famous Barbarine.
The start is the parking lot at the foot of the Pfaffenstein. A straight path leads from here uphill to the foot of the rock. There it goes over the "eye of the needle" up a sweaty path. (If you like it easier, you can also opt for the easy ascent to the right.)
Once at the top, after a short break, turn left at the next crossroads, where the breathtaking view of the Gohrisch and the Papststein awaits. Back on the main path, we continue to a branch that leads to the “sacrificial kettle”, a kettle-shaped depression that was probably created in the last ice age. Here again a wonderful panorama reveals itself.
Back on the hiking trail, you continue to the guest house on the Pfaffenstein with its observation tower. Thanks to good signposting, the way to Barbarine is easy to find from this cozy resting place: after numerous stairs and a dark crevice, the view opens over to the »Stone Virgin«. Now you first walk again towards the inn and then at the first junction to the left, down the Klammweg. It finally leads back to the starting point.saechsische-schweiz.de/urlaubsthemen/aktivurlaub/wandern/wandern-ohne-hinderisse/wandern-mit-kinder/vom-pfaffenstein-zur-barbarine.html
August 11, 2020
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.
November 24, 2018
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