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Recommended by 882 out of 916 hikers


  • Steve

    As in some places in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, the rock formation also arouses awe here. In addition to the size of this cave you act as a human being in the face of nature.

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    • April 26, 2017

  • Stanley01705

    In case of long frost it is absolutely worth a trip as the icicles form nicely

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    • May 1, 2018

  • Michael

    The round past the Gautschgrotte and Diebshöhle offers more peace than the busy Brandstraße. Nevertheless, I recommend all hikers to extend the tour until the fire. It is not for nothing that the fire is called the balcony of the Saxon Switzerland, and there are many different views beyond the Elbe Valley.
    In the cozy Brandbaude you can also strengthen for the way back.

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    • January 23, 2017

  • Alwin

    If that's not a highlight

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    • August 9, 2020

  • Fanny

    Especially after prolonged cold very recommendable! Great winter destination!

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    • April 29, 2015

  • Epi-Dog and Friend´s Alaskan Malamute Chinook

    The grotto is a must if you are up here. Great view and beautiful scenery and views.

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    • April 9, 2017

  • Gimpel

    Impressive rock grotto. Worth to stop by here.

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    • September 9, 2018

  • Max

    Definitely make this little detour, ideal place to rest

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    • May 26, 2019

  • Sylvia

    Imposing and huge grotto, also good to climb over a staircase.

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    • October 4, 2019

  • Stefan 🇪🇺

    Particularly impressive in winter when powerful icicles form.

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    • November 11, 2019

  • Wanderklaus

    Not far from Malerweg is the Gautschgrotte. The visit is definitely worth it. With a flashlight you can also get into this cave.

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    • May 30, 2018

  • Markus

    Very cool grotto. Here it is worth taking a break. Nice atmosphere.

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    • April 29, 2019

  • Ina

    Easy hike around Burg Hohenstein

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    • May 1, 2019

  • Dohnaer

    Belongs in a round to the fire easy.

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    • May 27, 2019

  • Dennis 🇩🇪

    Very impressive rock formation with glacial glacial pot below the grotto

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    • November 18, 2019

  • Finn

    Looks very nice I felt like I was somewhere in a grotto in the jungle

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    • June 5, 2020

  • Lutz1990

    incredibly beautiful place to see, often enchanted with ice in winter ...

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    • June 8, 2020

  • KiWaWa

    Nice route, pleasant to walk. Shady enough, even in summer. Not suitable for pushchairs, if only because of the side trips to the highlights, but also because of the many roots.

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    • July 11, 2020

  • Wieby 1978 🚲 🥾 🧗🏼‍♀️ 👩🏼

    Very beautiful place and definitely look in winter (frost), icicles often form

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    • August 13, 2020

  • Lausitzer Wandermann 🥾⛰🚶🏻‍♂️

    a short detour and you stand in the grotto. It is very big and you can climb / walk around in it without special equipment

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    • August 30, 2020

  • Ronald van Büren

    Here you have to find your way through the rocks yourself. Well-trodden paths help you with that.

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    • October 10, 2020

  • Tramp83

    Worth a detour in winter as in summer

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    • March 28, 2021

  • Oli

    Especially nice and quiet in winter ...

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    • May 13, 2021

  • Ivonne

    Very imposing grotto. In summer as in winter it is always worth a visit.

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    • May 20, 2021

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