Großer Zschirnstein

Großer Zschirnstein

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Recommended by 442 out of 459 hikers


  • Carola K.

    The Great Zschirnstein is the highest mountain in the German Elbe Sandstone Mountains. From its plateau with the pretty stone pillar you have a great view of the Bohemian Switzerland. In good weather you can even see the Giant Mountains and the Eastern Ore Mountains in the distance.
    This is the first mountain you reach on the Forststeig from Schöna. Very important: you have to make a short detour to the left to the view, otherwise the forest trail just over.

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    • September 15, 2019

  • Enno

    The highest mountain in Saxon Switzerland with a magnificent view into the Bohemian Switzerland. The approach is a bit far, but not very difficult. The spring at the beginning of the valley invites to a refreshment and to fill the bottle - water is drinkable. And if you take some time on the plateau, with a bit of luck, you may observe quite rare birds of prey (more, not to mention, but the name says it all).

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    • August 25, 2017

  • Micha🍂

    What a view towards the Czech Republic. Really breathtaking ❤️

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    • June 10, 2019

  • Uwe

    Beautiful outward direction of Bohemia.

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    • April 20, 2017

  • Kai-Uwe

    The climb is definitely worth it, it offers a breathtaking view ...

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    • October 10, 2018

  • three_hiking_sisters

    The Zschirnstein is the highest mountain in Saxon Switzerland and allows a magnificent panoramic view. We were able to see the Giant Mountains and the Eastern Ore Mountains.

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    • October 12, 2018

  • Markus

    Great view. There is also a small hut to shelter in bad weather. Is it really worth it?

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    • June 23, 2019

  • stef0704

    The first highlight on the beautiful, still quiet forest trail

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    • July 22, 2020

  • Ingo

    It is worth taking a long break on the forest path here. Peace and quiet and the best view in front of the Großer Zschirnstein, where it is much livelier ...

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    • August 29, 2020

  • Peter W. J

    Away from the mass tourism on the other side of the Elbe, the view can be enjoyed here in peace.

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    • November 22, 2020

  • Schranzl

    Well attended .. nevertheless a gigantic view .. the way there can also be conquered by our little hiking friends .. there is a refuge to take a breather above

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    • December 29, 2020

  • Uwe

    Very nice view to the Bömiche.

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    • April 20, 2017

  • Enno

    A magnificent view deep into the Bohemian Switzerland, a breathtaking panorama! Rise is on, but you will be rewarded accordingly!

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    • August 27, 2017

  • Marius〽️

    A beautiful view of the countryside.
    It's a different view of Saxon Switzerland.

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    • July 16, 2018

  • Astrid

    The highest peak of the Saxon Elbe Sandstone Mountains

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    • September 23, 2018

  • Gritta

    A little further south is a Boofe. Below the Zschirnsteins (the Forststeig following) is the Zschirnstein bivouac for its use in advance a trekking ticket in the amount of 5 € can be purchased.

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    • October 16, 2018

  • Carola K.

    Even if I have missed the stone column unfortunately: the view is worthwhile, especially since it is the first on the Forststeig of Schöna coming.

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    • October 21, 2018

  • Kai-Uwe

    The Zschirnstein is for me one of the most beautiful peaks in the Saxon part.
    The remains of the stone pillar are reminiscent of the Saxon state survey in 1865.

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    • April 23, 2019

  • Kai-Uwe

    For me, the most beautiful view in the Saxon Switzerland, with a view of the entire Bohemian Switzerland and part of Switzerland ...

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    • April 29, 2019

  • Ketschendorf

    A great view of the surrounding mountains in the south and east. And a good view of the highest mountain in Bohemian Switzerland, the 722.8m high 'Hohe Schneeberg'. It is the highest mountain of Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland. On the plateau is a well-made steel plate with a 'map' of the surrounding mountains with names and elevations. In the Bohemian part, search bilingual. We recommend.

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    • June 30, 2019

  • kocmoc

    A great view awaits the hiker. Almost 180 degrees of farsightedness open up, from the foothills of the Giant Mountains to far into the Erzgebirge the view extends.

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    • August 27, 2019

  • JLange

    A great hike.
    And finally a visit to the locality "Pension & Gasthaus Zschirnsteinbaude" in the center of Kleingießhübel recommended !!!!!!

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    • September 21, 2019

  • Manuel van Kerst

    Great ascent ideal for a longer walk in family or even with dogs. The 270 degree views from up there are breathtaking because the table mountains are among the highest elevations in Saxon Switzerland. Top!

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    • October 20, 2019

  • Romy 🚴‍♀️ ⛷🤸‍♀️ 🚶‍♀️

    The ascent to the large Zschirnstein is easy to do with children and rewarded with a magnificent view.

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    • August 3, 2020

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


  • Elevation500 m
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    Koordinaten 50° 51′ 18″ N, 14° 10′ 36″ O

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