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

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  • Christopher

    The Sweden holes 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 occupiers of the village. In my opinion the most beautiful gorge path I know of in Saxon Switzerland. This particularly wild path has something almost fairytale-like about it and sometimes you have the feeling of being in the jungle.

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    • December 19, 2016

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

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    • May 12, 2017

  • 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

  • nice area, moderate ascent, easy descent

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    • May 8, 2017

  • 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

  • Steep, spectacular section, partly through narrow gorges

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    • September 30, 2017

  • 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

  • Super nice area for hiking.

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    • July 26, 2016

  • Saxon Switzerland Sweden holes simply belong together

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    • June 25, 2018

  • 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

  • Beautiful but also exhausting ascent and descent to the Bastei bridge

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    • June 23, 2016

  • 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

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

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    • October 5, 2017

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

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    • August 5, 2016

  • Good to walk well overcrowded on nice days

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    • May 26, 2017

  • 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

  • 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

  • Adventurous it goes here on the stairs.

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    • May 29, 2018

  • Who is in good shape and has nothing against a few steps, which is just right.

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    • June 28, 2018

  • If you visit Saxon Switzerland, you should not only visit the bastion, but also plan the way to the Sweden holes. Very worth seeing and something special. The flow of tourists is not that big here.

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    • May 17, 2020

  • It's steep, but worth it.

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    • September 25, 2017

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

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    • October 6, 2017

  • Although steep, but worth seeing.

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    • September 24, 2017

  • Awesome descent across a narrow stairway surrounded by rocky walls

    • May 26, 2014

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


  • Distance0.29 mi
  • Uphill200 ft
  • Downhill0 ft
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