A small, romantic gorge forms the border between Germany and the Czech Republic. The ferries are silently driven by ferriers by hand and rowing. In addition, they tell something about history and nature. The route is almost 700 meters long and you are on the water for a good half an hour. Then you can continue hiking or back by boat. It takes about 45 minutes to walk from the signposted parking lot. A great hike!
November 1, 2018
Super tour in absolute silence with great stories from the boat guide.
Small insider tip: We did the tour the other way round and were alone on the barge. This saved us 1.5 hours of waiting time at the starting point on Easter Sunday. It is always extremely crowded on public holidays or other special days.
June 16, 2019
The boat trip is an alternative to the hiking trail in the Kirnitzschklamm. The offer can be used from Easter to October 31st. It runs daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last boat trip 4 p.m.). Children up to 16 years pay 5, later then 7 euros. A child up to the age of 6 can travel free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. The boat trip is also offered during the corona pandemic.
During the trip you learn a lot about the lock, the rocks and the flora and fauna. The high sandstone cliffs tower on both sides of the Kirnitzsch. At the southern exit there is a thundering waterfall, where the dammed Kirnitzsch merges back into its natural river bed. Steep stone stairs lead the hiker back to the main hiking trail.
June 27, 2021
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