Hiking Highlight (Segment)

Recommended by 190 out of 202 hikers


  • Der WanderFritze

    This is really only a via ferrata and should only be done by experienced hikers and climbing enthusiasts. Via ferrata set with strap and helmet are actually to create. And please think of the right equipment especially on the right footwear. Flip-flops or sneakers are out of place here. To climb you need both hands and not the beer bottle in your hand. Garbage is also taken please. It is a national park and the National Park Guard controls and is not afraid of punishment. And remember, please only commit in ascension.

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    • 27/10/2016

  • Daniel Hanisch

    Very nice stairs. However, you have to be free from giddiness. Careful take ask for climbing gear or harnesses.

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    • 05/10/2015

  • Cyberfox

    Only for experienced
    Only in ascension

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    • 10/11/2014

  • metamorfos

    Very "airy" way, thrills and excitement are guaranteed!

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    • 18/07/2015

  • Stefan

    Here is the same as for the twin staircase: timely seems to ensure peace and congestion-free climbing.

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    • 15/09/2015

  • Rob Ert

    Beautiful staircase with two parts that has been converted in recent years to a real via ferrata. The lower part consists mainly of tread braces that pull up on small walls and around corners. The upper part attracts with a classic large fireplace (rustic entrance gap), which runs in the upper part over rocky ridges.
    Is needed grds. a via ferrata set as well as sturdy shoes, if necessary via ferrata or bicycle gloves for the ladders, brackets and steel cables.

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    • 28/04/2017

  • Günter Priebst

    well secured via ferrata. Children should be properly secured!

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    • 23/07/2018

  • 🇩🇪 Jojo Action 🇩🇪

    Beautiful and varied stairs.
    It's easier from the bottom up.
    No climbing gear for adults - children would recommend a belt.
    Should every hiker have made times :-)
    From Kirnitzschtal quickly reach.

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    • 29/05/2018

  • Marishu

    It is probably the most exciting via ferrata in Saxon Switzerland. The view at the top is terrific. Without via ferrata set for adults possible. Always secure children! The twin stairs in the immediate vicinity you should immediately with (best before) commit. Who creates this, gets the Häntzschelstiege out!

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    • 29/08/2018

  • Sandra

    Climbing for brave, even without protection possible.

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    • 27/05/2015

  • Ralf

    One of the most beautiful steps in Saxon Switzerland. Sometimes overflowing ...

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    • 17/04/2016

  • Philipp

    a very nice climbing section without absolutely necessary climbing equipment

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    • 14/05/2016

  • 🇩🇪 Jojo Action 🇩🇪

    Spectacular and varied.
    The ascent or descent is without climbing harness or other equipment readily possible.
    There are enough handles and steps processed in sandstone.
    The panorama is definitely worth it.
    In thunderstorms, rain or wet, I would advise against, as well as trip with small children.

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    • 13/05/2018

  • Mehnert

    Since the "iron share" was increased and modernized, it is feasible for everyone, with or without self-assurance.

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    • 25/03/2017

  • Christopher

    The Häntzschelstiege offers an adventurous climbing experience for those who prefer not to face the mental challenge of securing knots and the athletic challenge of free climbing. If you feel insecure, take a climbing harness with you. Optionally you can bypass the Häntzschelstiege or climb only the first, slightly simpler, part. In the upper part of the adventure feeling is reinforced by narrow crevices again. Even when it was damp, the stairs felt rather sure-footed. Of course, attention is still needed.

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    • 19/12/2016

  • Jana

    early existence is worthwhile, if you want to avoid queuing

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    • 30/12/2016

  • Tobias

    Fantastic small via ferrata, for practiced even without a fuse possible.

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    • 30/01/2017

  • Efeu

    Very exciting, but beware, everyone with vertigo or claustrophobia is on the wrong path here.

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    • 22/04/2017

  • Martin

    Am today with the seven-year and the eleven year old here. The two have a little climbing experience. If you have too much respect for entry, the stairs should not go. Halfway you can get out. Great feeling when you arrive at the top.

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    • 09/06/2017

  • Stefan

    A really nice climb. Experienced indoor or alpine climbers can certainly go this route without security from the technology. Basically, I would always recommend with backup, even if you always see people without security. The crevices are deep and narrow, slipping has fatal injury consequences and a mountain rescue there is extremely difficult. Especially children should be secured. The subsequent view is worthwhile.

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    • 02/04/2018

  • kocmoc

    Stunningly beautiful stairs, good condition and tread resistance should be available for this great experience

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    • 23/04/2018

  • Amelie

    Quite possible even without equipment to climb, but only advisable for people over 1.80, since the kicks sometimes have very long distances and there is at least one point in half, where you can not go far without help from the rope or legs. But the beautiful piece is always recommendable

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    • 18/05/2018

  • Köhler

    With 64 the first and last time the upper part went, this year at 68 we have chosen the detour. The courage had left us.

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    • 08/11/2018

  • Rob Ert

    Figures 16 and 17 are from the twin stairs.

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    • 10/12/2016

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Best Hiking Routes Including the Segment ‘Häntzschelstiege’

Location: around Bad Schandau, Saxon Switzerland, Saxon Switzerland-East Ore Mountains, Saxony, Germany

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  • Distance196 m
  • Uphill90 m
  • Downhill10 m

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