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Hiking along the Elbe Sandstone Mountains Malerweg trail

Wanderweg Malerweg Elbsandsteingebirge

The Elbe Sandstone Mountains Malerweg trail in Saxon Switzerland is one of the most picturesque hiking trails in Germany. Where once painters sought inspiration for their timeless works, you can now walk along a 112 km hiking trail through Saxon Switzerland.

Malerweg hiking trail

Hiker-friendly accommodation in Saxon Switzerland

Unterkunft am Malerweg

Over 70 establishments welcome Malerweg walkers with the "Wanderfreundlich am Malerweg" (hiker-friendly along the Malerweg) certificate and offer accommodation for just one night, help to arrange luggage transfers and provide packed lunches, amongst other services.

Hotels, B&Bs, apartments, camping ...

Route scheduling for the Malerweg stages

Malerweg Karte

It is recommended that the 112 km long hiking trail be tackled in eight daily stages. These can be easily reached via local transport from the one starting point or, alternatively, you can stay in a different place every night and walk with or without luggage.

Malerweg stages

A hiking holiday on the Elbe Sandstone Mountains Malerweg trail

Wanderurlaub am Malerweg - Reiseveranstalter

Are you planning a tour of the Malerweg hiking trail in Saxon Switzerland with your partner, friends or in a small or large group? The Malerweg Experience, which includes hotel reservations and luggage transfer between your accommodation, has been specially prepared for you.

Hiking without luggage

Impressions of the Malerweg in Saxon Switzerland

Schrammsteine am Wanderweg Malerweg

The Malerweg is a photogenic natural beauty. The hiking trail through the Elbe Sandstone Mountains offers abundant photo opportunities. Those wishing to take spectacular pictures back home with them can find some tips, suggestions and inspiration here. 

Impressions and photography tips

Malerweg handbook "Romantic hiking in Saxon Switzerland"

Broschüre für Wanderweg Malerweg

This brochure is a great starting point for those looking to organise a hiking tour along the Malerweg trail in Saxon Switzerland. You can find clear maps of the stages with route descriptions, as well as addresses for hiker-friendly accommodation.

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