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Recommended by 4027 out of 4130 hikers


  • Christopher

    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.

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    • December 19, 2016

  • Iris

    Here the tourist trail is a bit thinner. Super cool rock formations and cozy rest areas included.

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    • May 12, 2017

  • Turbo

    Steep, spectacular section, partly through narrow gorges

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    • September 30, 2017

  • cabi

    Good to walk well overcrowded on nice days

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    • May 26, 2017

  • Bent Schrader

    Have committed this really beautiful way several times at different seasons. Anyone wandering here at unusual times, ie before 7 o'clock, expects a quiet and lonely nature.

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    • October 14, 2017

  • Gerit Wicktor

    Super nice area for hiking.

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    • July 26, 2016

  • audiocarsten

    A particularly "wild" and exciting path between the rocks along.

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    • August 5, 2016

  • KaTi18

    nice area, moderate ascent, easy descent

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    • May 8, 2017

  • picxxl

    Very nice crevices! Makes a lot of fun! But you should avoid the weekend. It's time to start!

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    • April 8, 2015

  • Enno

    The farmers hid their cattle here during the Thirty Years' War, fleeing the Swedes - hence the name. A worthwhile tour that is also a very rewarding adventure with children.

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    • August 17, 2017

  • Stanley01705

    Saxon Switzerland Sweden holes simply belong together

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    • June 25, 2018

  • mausi

    Beautiful but also exhausting ascent and descent to the Bastei bridge

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    • June 23, 2016

  • Bent Schrader

    The Schwedenlöcher are quickly reachable from the Bastei and are especially for children a varied and interesting hiking section dar.

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    • July 30, 2017

  • Lucia

    Awesome descent across a narrow stairway surrounded by rocky walls

    • May 26, 2014

  • audiocarsten

    wild romantic, as you know the Saxon Switzerland, this path leads steeply and rugged to the Amselsee or the Basteifelsen. Depending on the direction.

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    • October 3, 2017

  • Lisanne

    Impressive clefts with many steps, well developed and therefore easy to walk on.

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    • October 6, 2017

  • Marion

    Although steep, but worth seeing.

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    • September 24, 2017

  • Stanley01705

    Even in bad weather visit _ even in the rain very nice and much less going on.

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    • October 5, 2017

  • Wanderklaus

    Adventurous it goes here on the stairs.

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    • May 29, 2018

  • Marion

    It's steep, but worth it.

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    • September 25, 2017

  • Peter

    From the beginning of the canyon trail in the Amseltal to the exit there are exactly 858 steps. You will finally be challenged😀

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    • January 5, 2018

  • Stefan

    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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    • January 4, 2018

  • Dolle

    Very nice route from the bastion, best to go from top to bottom.

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    • January 18, 2020

  • das Hase

    Worth seeing, but also slightly exhausting ascent or descent

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    • December 7, 2014

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


  • Distance0.41 mi
  • Uphill425 ft
  • Downhill0 ft
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