Hiking Highlight (Segment)

Recommended by 597 out of 608 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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    • 19/12/2016

  • mausi

    Beautiful but also exhausting ascent and descent to the Bastei bridge

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    • 23/06/2016

  • audiocarsten

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

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    • 05/08/2016

  • Iris

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

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    • 12/05/2017

  • Turbo

    Steep, spectacular section, partly through narrow gorges

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    • 30/09/2017

  • 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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    • 14/10/2017

  • Gerit Wicktor

    Super nice area for hiking.

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    • 26/07/2016

  • cabi

    Good to walk well overcrowded on nice days

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    • 26/05/2017

  • picxxl

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

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    • 08/04/2015

  • KaTi18

    nice area, moderate ascent, easy descent

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    • 08/05/2017

  • Lucia

    Awesome descent across a narrow stairway surrounded by rocky walls

    • 26/05/2014

  • das Hase

    Worth seeing, but also slightly exhausting ascent or descent

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    • 07/12/2014

  • Marion

    Although steep, but worth seeing.

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    • 24/09/2017

  • 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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    • 03/10/2017

  • 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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    • 04/01/2018

  • 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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    • 05/01/2018

  • Holger

    827 steps up, partly through narrow sizing.
    It is worth it in any case.

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    • 01/04/2018

  • Karin Noack

    This tip is for newcomers: The climb is already exhausting and for smaller children and people with z.b. chronic bronchitis or asthma not suitable!

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    • 21/10/2017

  • Stanley01705

    The descent from the Bastei bridges over the Schwedenlöcher is one of the most beautiful routes in the Saxon Switzerland :-) I would not recommend it as an ascent.

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    • 05/10/2017

  • Bent Schrader

    One of the most visited routes in the front Saxon Switzerland. Wildly romantic but also partially overrun.

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    • 12/10/2017

  • Katrin Goldhahn

    The way through the Schwedenlöcher should not be missed! Personal tip: from the bastion downwards, the steps are also good for smaller children.

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    • 05/04/2018

  • Simon

    Impressive descent into the gorge

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    • 13/06/2018

  • Marty C

    600 steps. But great adventure.

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    • 19/02/2019

  • Sus Anne

    The Sweden holes are very impressive. Next time I will go to BERGAB. In the end it was quite a torture to climb. The dogs, however, had fun. There were many rocks, columns, cliffs and caves to conquer.

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    • 7 days ago

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Best Hiking Routes Including the Segment ‘Schwedenlöcher’

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

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  • Distance657 m
  • Uphill130 m
  • Downhill0 m

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