The Papststein is a 451 meter high table mountain in the Saxon Switzerland on the left. The ascent is possible from two sides. There is a mountain inn and an even higher fire tower with a fantastic view. Forestry hikers follow the Malerweg on the descent.
September 23, 2018
The Papststein (451m above sea level) lies on the left bank of the Elbe between the villages of Papstdorf and the health resort of Gohrisch. He was the first in the "Land of Stones", which was already opened in 1780 by a path. The discoverer of Saxon Switzerland, Magister Götzinger, also described an ascent of this table mountain. After Prince Friedrich August was on the mountain in 1830, Table Mountain found interest in numerous descriptions and as a hiking destination.
A simple inn was built in 1862 on the north side of the summit plateau. The cozy mountain restaurant with a second house for the sanitary facilities, kitchen and overnight stays is located here today.
The path leads up between the rocks over many wooden steps and iron stairs. Right on the west climb is a lookout point from which you can see the neighboring Gohrisch and Königstein. At the inn you have a clear view to the north of the climbing rocks. From the rock plateau of Table Mountain (a little above the restaurant) there is a fire watch tower of the state forest and there is a wonderful view of Papstdorf, the Schrammsteine, the Winterberg massif and the Zschirnsteinen. In the distance you can see the Deciner Schneeberg and the Rosenberg.
The free-standing rocks, the Kleine Hunskirche and Große Hunskirche are popular as climbing rocks. In 1972 there was a huge rock fall on the south side, in which about 4000 m³ of rock fell into the valley.
August 21, 2020
Over many stairs and ladders you reach the Papststein ... above is a small restaurant with some very delicious regional dishes. In addition, you have a great view.
Also at the evening hour so the sunset a real highlight.
You do not have to be afraid to go down in the dark. The way to the parking lot at Papstdorf is illuminated.
August 26, 2018
Despite its height of 452 m, the Papststein is one of the summits which can easily be climbed without ladders or climbing aids from two sides. The more beautiful way is undoubtedly that coming from Kleinhennersdorf Stein. We recommend a hike, which first leads over the nearby Kleinhennersdorfer Stein, especially as this still has the lights and the ice cave to offer. Then you can finish the walk beautifully in the mountain inn on the Papststein with a hearty meal or Saxon beer.
February 5, 2018
The Papststein is so well located in the landscape that parts of the Papststein were hailed in the early 19th century to favor the strategic location with an even better view. The Papststein offers a view of Königstein, Lilienstein, the Bärensteine, the Schrammsteine Falkenstein and the large Winterberg.
December 19, 2016
The best is the round, which runs over the mountain and leads to Kleinhennerdorfer Stein with its caves. The great mountain restaurant invites you to take a break. A combination with the right next door Gohrischsteins is also recommended, as it is within walking distance of the same trail parking lot.
May 13, 2018
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