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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.

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.


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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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Get an overview here!

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National Park and Landscape Protection Area

Waymarked hiking trails

Years of geological history

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Caspar David Friedrich

in Saxon Switzerland


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Germany’s unique Rock National Park

An Eldorado for Hikers and Nature Lovers

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