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Saxon Switzerland

Discover Saxon Switzerland

Saxon Switzerland Map

The Elbe Sandstone Mountains lie in the far Southeast of Germany, only 30 kilometres from Dresden (Saxony), between the Ore Mountains and the Lusatia Mountains. They extend across the border into Bohemia (Czech Republic). The German part is known as Saxon Switzerland and covers 368 km2 of stunning landscape. more ...

Accommodation in Saxon Switzerland

In our accommodation directory you will find a wide range of different accommodation options such as hotels, holiday flats and houses, pensions, bed & breakfasts and camping grounds.    more ...

Saxon Switzerland National Park

The Saxon Switzerland National Park is Saxony's only national park. It is the only rock national park in Germany. Join us and take a fascinating journey back in time through the geological and biological past of our continent. The national park rangers are pleased to give you more information on this. more ...

Hiking on Painter's Way

The Malerweg in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains is one of the most beautiful and popular walks in Germany. It leads right through the middle of the fascinating rock world of Saxon Switzerland and links the best parts of the region that have impressed and inspired painters, musicians and poets from all across Europe. more ...

A miracle of nature between Dresden & Prague: 

Let yourself be enchanted by the ancient and mythically beautiful natural landscape. With more than 700 km2 of space, it is one of Europe's last large wildernesses, ideal for hiking and climbing or just a relaxed day out. The most beautiful parts of this region are protected as a cross-border national park. more ...

Bastei Bridge

The Bastei - a rock formation - is now the most popular day trip destination in the region. From a lofty height, you look down on the gracefully sweeping Elbe River, the miniature world on its banks and the picturesque landscape of cliffs all around. Enjoy the panorama, the air and the uplifting feeling of being on top of the world. 

Königstein Fortress

This place is a legend. Königstein Fortress with its 750 years of history is one of the largest mountain fortresses in Europe. For a long time, it was seen as one of the safest places in Saxony. Dukes and electoral princes came here with their treasures and entourage whenever there was a threat of danger. more ...