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Saxon Switzerland

German national park between Dresden & Prague (CZ)

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A very warm welcome to the Saxon Switzerland National Park region, one of the most spectacular natural landscapes of Europe, situated in the extreme southeast of Germany just a few miles away from the Saxon capital of Dresden. This region’s scenery fascinates its visitors with its landscape variety including table mountains, elevated plains, cliff tops and rock needles, gorges, woods and the valley of the River Elbe.

News - what you should know

You are looking forward to a few relaxing days in our beautiful region. On the page News we have compiled important information to keep you up to date.

  • On August 7th, the general ban on entering the forest in the district was lifted. BUT: for the area in the Hintere Sächsische Schweiz is still a ban on entering the forest in order not to hinder the work. >> Updated map of the prohibited area.

  • Are there any restrictions, trail closures or the like at the moment because of the locally limited forest fire? Look here.

Saxon Switzerland National Park Region

Saxon Switzerland is Germany’s only rock National Park. The landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, eroded to picturesque rugged scenery of Cretaceous origin, provides a fascinating micro-climate and is home to a real treasure of rare animals and plant species.

 

© Sebastian Thiel

Hiking

Hiking and nothing but hiking – probably the greatest thing to do in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The age-old natural landscape with its bizarre rock formations and its fascinating flora and fauna is one of the most enchanting hiking areas of Europe.

„Be prepared to see from now on an uninterrupted series of natural beauties and rarities, which increase in size, beauty and scope the further you go. The eye will have a feast for several days and so amply nourish mind and heart.”
Wilhelm Leberecht Götzinger (1804)
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Art and Culture

Festivals, theatres, exhibitions, museums, workshops: The variety of excellent art and culture options in Saxon Switzerland is impressive. In addition, it is only a short regional train trip to Saxony’s administrative and cultural capital Dresden with its world-famous heritage.

Our Highlights for you

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Highlights

Get an overview here!

© Jacqueline Voigt

National Park and Landscape Protection Area

Waymarked hiking trails

Years of geological history

© Yvonne Brückner

Germany’s unique Rock National Park

An Eldorado for Hikers and Nature Lovers

© Yvonne Brückner

WINTER

When days get shorter and nights grow longer, Saxon Switzerland starts its cosy season. Now everyone who prefers an unhurried experience get their money’s worth. Rocks and look-out points present themselves in majestic quietness. Lonely trails invite to explore the area. In addition, event and recreation holiday travel packages are put together for you.

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© Martin Göhring

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