A wonderful and surprisingly different hike that has its charms precisely in this colorful time.
Short stretches of the street could not be avoided but that was to be gotten over. Except for the Langhennersdorf labyrinth, it was a very quiet, enjoyable hike 😊
November 8, 2020
- 06:4513.2 mi1.9 mph3,150 ft2,925 ft
- 03:319.27 mi2.6 mph1,625 ft1,300 ft
The start of our Sunday hike was at the Räumigtmühle bus stop in the Kirnitzschtal valley, from there we went up through the mill gorges to the large Pohlshorn (the clouds for the subsequent rain were already moving there), then down and up again over the Dreisteigensteig, to the historic bear catch and then It became uncomfortable: From km 7 to around 11 the selected paths were very difficult to find and certainly not easy to walk (fallen trees through which one had to move under or over them, overgrown passages with small conifer groups, tall ferns and grass) Our exploration tour was unfortunately also hampered by heavy continuous rain, which made this hiking even less fun, so we stopped the tour early and drove home from Hinterhermsdorf.
July 26, 2020
- 03:4110.0 mi2.7 mph1,450 ft1,425 ft
Wonderful day with the family: Start in Rathen- Füllhölzelweg- Polenztal- Neuweg- Begangsteig- Hohnstein with knight's stairs and view of the castle- Bärengarten- Wolfsschlucht- Hocksteinausblick- Hocksteinschänke (delicious food with reservation 😋😋👍) -Rathewalde- Amselgrund- Rathen
July 11, 2020
Despite two thunderstorms and thus improvising and changing the route, it was a really impressive spectacular tour. First of all not suitable for dogs and I would not recommend it for children either. You should be in good shape, not afraid of heights and sure-footed.
It started with the first possible connection to Schmilka to calmly take the first hurdles.
Via the root path it went to the pioneer tower, a decent climb to get to operating temperature at the same time 😉
A bit along the lower terrace path past two boilers where some nature lovers were still in deep sleep, we went to the strong staircase. It's feasible but you should be safe, trained and free of fear. Once you reach the top, you are on the upper terrace path, really breathtaking but not for the faint-hearted. Up to the Rotkelchenstiege you will be rewarded with some fantastic views. It goes down the red chalice. Somewhere halfway there should be a path to the upper terrace path, but I missed it or didn't find it, so we continued on the lower terrace path to the Holy Stairs. The piece was really awesome and impressive. The Holy Stair then climbs back up, so you need a good volume of lungs. Over the back climb we went to the upper Affenstein promenade and on this to the Domerker viewpoint, a detour that is definitely worth it. Then it went down the little cathedral stairs to the Sandlochweg and now it was tricky. I somehow found the cathedral staircase but somehow I didn't get to the upper Affenstein promenade. Due to the weather conditions I could not hold on to it too long and went back again and up the small cathedral stairs to the Affenstein promenade. Passing the small Prebisch gate we went to hell and along the Höllweg to the Lorenz holes. Then on the way to Lorenzspitze the first thunderstorm, so back for safety reasons and chosen the safe Zeughausweg. He then led me back to my planned tour. Then I was suddenly on the ridge path over the front angle and middle angle, but I didn't want to go there at all, but a path should be halfway up because I missed and didn't want to search anymore due to the weather. So I went over the front angle to the shooting range and there towards Falkenstein. Finally the opportunity to visit my favorite rock. Numerous climbers hung there on the wall. Over the really beautiful Falkengründel we went to the Wenzelweg and then towards Ostrau. Past the small oven to the somewhat wild Zschiehädelweg and a short stretch of Falkensteinstraße to the Klöpfelweg. Now it was really uncomfortable a violent thunderstorm with heavy rain discharged over me. I had no choice and endured it. Now it only had to go quickly to the goal. Past the Emma bank on the nicer path to the Wolfsgraben that runs almost parallel below. Then above the Sendig promenade to the historic elevator with lynx enclosure. My opinion, these beautiful animals do not belong in such an enclosure but would be much better off in freedom in our beautiful rock world.
I continued towards the Bad Schandau spa park and at the Luther memorial I swapped wet clothes for dry clothes.
Through the spa gardens and the city center to the ferry pier and by ferry to the national park station from where we went back to Dresden.
June 28, 2020
- 03:549.96 mi2.6 mph2,075 ft1,400 ft
Our Sunday hike started in Wehlen. It went via Schwarzberggrund, Stille Grund and the Haldenweg to Rathen. There then a bit up the old Basteiweg and down on the rock stage. At Amselsee, as was to be expected, there was a lot of confinement up to the ascent through the Swedish holes. But since we were running towards Rathewalde through the Amselgrund it was much quieter again and especially beautiful green due to the wet summer. From Rathewalde we hiked on to the Hockstein and after a short break through the Wolfsschlucht into the Polenztal, through the Bärengarten to Hohnstein and to the Napoleonschanze, from which you have a beautiful view over Hohnstein and the surrounding area.
June 21, 2020
From Schmilka up the Lehnsteig, along quiet paths through the rocks, then past the Wurzelboofe over the Wurzelweg- Reitsteig- Roßsteig, down the Richterschluchten a bit - along the Goldsteig until we met the Roßsteig again - Zeughausstraße- Neumannmühle- Flößersteig- Felsenmühle - Großstein with a large stone pulpit (fantastic view, highly recommended) -Endlerkuppe in Ottendorf- a piece of panoramic path to Hertigswalde- Sebnitz bus station
We had lost the way behind Ottendorf (only fallen trees, no getting through), otherwise it was a very nice and recommendable tour. We were particularly impressed by the little-visited Großstein with a wonderful view.
June 20, 2020