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Großer Zschirnstein

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Recommended by 153 out of 158 hikers

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Oskar & Micha🍂

    What a view towards the Czech Republic. Really breathtaking ❤️

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  • Uwe

    Very nice view of Bohemia.

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  • Uwe

    Beautiful outward direction of Bohemia.

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  • 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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  • Bigmedve

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

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  • 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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  • Markus

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

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  • Uwe

    Very nice view to the Bömiche.

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  • Uwe

    Super view over the Böhmiche Switzerland.

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  • Stanley01705

    From the large Zschirnstein you have a spectacular view of the Bohemian Switzerland 😊

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  • Marius〽️

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

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  • Astrid

    The highest peak of the Saxon Elbe Sandstone Mountains

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  • 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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  • Bigmedve

    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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  • Bigmedve

    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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  • Markus

    Great view! There is also a hut to be protected in bad weather. It's worth it!

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  • Markus

    Great view! There is also a hut to be protected in bad weather. It's worth it!

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  • Markus

    Great view! There is also a hut to be protected in bad weather. It's worth it!

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  • Markus

    Great view! There is also a hut to be protected in bad weather. It's worth it!

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  • Markus

    Great view! There is also a hut to be protected in bad weather. It's worth it!

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Elevation560 m