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Hohnstein

State-recognized resort and the home of puppetry

The picturesque town of Hohnstein is located on the edge of the Saxon Switzerland National Park and offers an ideal starting point for recreation with Hohnstein Castle and over 70 kilometers of marked hiking trails.

The castle town of Hohnstein with its districts Cunnersdorf, Ehrenberg, Goßdorf, Hohburkersdorf, Kohlmühle, Lohsdorf, Rathewalde, Ulbersdorf, Waitzdorf and Zeschnig is located on the edge of the Saxon Switzerland National Park, embedded in the unique beauty of the forest, rock and river landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Hohnstein and its districts are state-approved resorts. The hiking trails are well developed, signposted and marked with distances and times. A special hiking trail is the nature trail around Hohnstein.

Hohnstein Castle is the town's landmark and attracts many visitors. Half-timbered houses from the 18th and 19th centuries characterize the townscape. The oldest half-timbered building in the town is the town hall. The Hohnstein town church is one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Saxony. In 1724 the church had fallen victim to the devastating town fire and was rebuilt according to the plans of the famous council chamberlain George Bähr.

Max Jacob made the Hohnstein puppet show world famous as a hand puppeteer in 1928 at the castle and later in the specially built puppet show house. To commemorate the art of hand puppetry, an annual puppet show festival is held.

 

These districts are part of Hohnstein

Cunnersdorf | Ehrenberg | Goßdorf | Hohburkersdorf | Hohnstein | Kohlmühle | Lohsdorf | Rathewalde | Ulbersdorf | Waitzdorf | Zeschnig

 

 

As a guest in Saxon Switzerland, you get your Saxon Switzerland Guest Pass from your host directly upon your arrival. Holders of this pass receive wonderful discounts in many leisure time facilities. The Guest Card is a free service of the participating hosts and partners. It is not available for purchase.
It is valid during your stay, including the days of arrival and departure, and is non-transferable.  You can recognize all participating leisure time facilities with the Guest Pass logo. For further information, please contact your host or the local tourist information point.

Detailed information about the Guest Pass

As a guest in Saxon Switzerland, you get your Saxon Switzerland Mobility Guest Pass from your host directly upon arrival. Besides great discounts for many leisure time facilities, in certain cites this pass is also valid as a ticket for the VVO (Upper Elbe Transport Network) buses, trains, and ferries in the Saxon Switzerland fare zones except for special means of transport. Extra tickets are needed for the transport of pets and bicycles and for trips beyond the fare zone boundaries of the region. The Saxon Switzerland Mobility Guest Pass is valid during your stay including the days of arrival and departure and is non-transferable. You recognize all participating leisure time facilities with the Guest Pass logo. For further information please contact your host or the local tourist information point.

Detailed information about the Guest Pass

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