Hiking Highlight (Segment)
The Schwedenlöcher are a particularly exciting section and my personal highlight in Saxon Switzerland. This section got its name in the Thirty Years War when farmers from the village of Rathenwalde fled there to save themselves from the Swedish soldiers and occupants of the village. In my opinion, the most beautiful Schluchtweg I know of Saxon Switzerland. This particularly wild way has almost something magical and sometimes you have the feeling of being in the jungle.
The Schwedenlöcher are one of the tourist attractions of Saxon Switzerland. As a result, it is quite busy here in the main season. The nearby Bastei car park has many buses with tons of tourists from all nations and all ages. The part that does not immediately stream to the bastion does this for a long time. Apart from that, this section is a real eye-catcher! You cross arches and rifts and sink into the fairytale surroundings. Sometimes the roads are wide and then again narrow, steep and depressing (oncoming traffic). :)
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