Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 305 out of 317 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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    • 05/01/2017

  • Hentschel

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

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    • 16/09/2018

  • 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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    • 06/01/2018

  • 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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    • 07/01/2017

  • Matzel

    More information here:

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    • 29/01/2016

  • Uwe

    Nice view, with restaurant and tower.

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    • 14/05/2017

  • 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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    • 25/08/2017

  • Torsten

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

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    • 06/01/2018

  • 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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    • 23/09/2018

  • Christian Beykirch

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

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    • 04/11/2018

  • 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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    • 24/11/2018

  • Wanderklaus

    On the way on the Malerweg, stage 7.

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    • 30/05/2018

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Pfaffenstein’

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

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