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Wandern zwischen Elbe und Polenz – Hike Happy im Süd & Ost

Wandern zwischen Elbe und Polenz – Hike Happy im Süd & Ost

Intermediate
03:34
7.67 mi
2.2 mph
1,025 ft
1,025 ft
Ferry
Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

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Includes ferry crossings

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2 in total

Tour Overview

Starting Point
374 yd
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Gierseilfähre im Kurort Rathen

Hiking Highlight (Segment)

0.36 mi
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Kurort Rathen

Hiking Highlight

0.91 mi
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Amselsee

Hiking Highlight

1.11 mi
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Der erste Wächter

Hiking Highlight

3.30 mi
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Wolfsschlucht

Hiking Highlight

3.70 mi
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Gasthaus Polenztal

Hiking Highlight

3.90 mi
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Polenztal

Hiking Highlight (Segment)

6.41 mi
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Aussichtsplateau Gamrig

Hiking Highlight

7.67 mi
Destination

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Mountain Hiking Path: 0.45 mi
Hiking Path: 0.87 mi
Path: 4.81 mi
Footpath: 0.45 mi
Street: 0.92 mi
Road: < 109 yd
Ferry: 211 yd

Surfaces

Alpine: < 109 yd
Natural: 0.62 mi
Unpaved: 1.33 mi
Gravel: 3.36 mi
Paved: 1.12 mi
Asphalt: 0.73 mi
Unknown: 0.50 mi

Weather Forecast

KEEN Footwear planned a hike.

February 1, 2021

Comments

  • KEEN Footwear

    On your tour between Elbe and Polenz, discover natural habitats and some of the most beautiful sights in Saxon Switzerland. Your hike starts at the S-Bahn stop in the health resort of Rathen. Drivers use the parking lot on the left side of the Elbe. A highlight awaits you right at the beginning: the ferry ride across the Elbe.Arrived on the other side, it goes through the health resort Rathen and on to the Amselsee. Behind the deep green lake with dense bank vegetation, the rock formations typical of the area can already be seen. "Guardian" is the name of the rock in the background. With a little extra time, you can rent a boat and explore the lake on the water.We continue to the Hockstein, an exposed rock spur above the Polenztal. From here you can see the imposing Hohnstein Castle. Through the Wolfsschlucht, a very narrow crevice, it goes on ladders deep into the Polenztal. The valley was declared a protected area long before the Saxon Switzerland National Park and is home to rare animal and plant species such as the black stork, dipper, kingfisher, otter, silver fir and ostrich fern.Before you go on the beautiful Polenztalweg, you can stop off at the “Polenztal” inn. Look forward to a cool drink and a hearty lunch. In a gentle up and down it goes back to Rathen. About two kilometers from your destination, you shouldn't forget to pay a visit to the Gamrig viewing platform on an imposing table mountain.The view of the surrounding forests and spectacular rock formations is simply breathtaking! Now it's about another hundred meters downhill, then you reach Rathen. You can spend your afternoon and evening here sightseeing and eating ice cream.

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    • February 8, 2021

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Wandern zwischen Elbe und Polenz – Hike Happy im Süd & Ost