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Kirnitzschtal

Railway experience and mill romance, panoramic view and hospitality

... You can experience all this in the Kirnitzschtal and the panorama villages: Saupsdorf, Ottendorf, Lichtenhain, Mittelndorf and Altendorf.

 

Thanks to its location in the midst of nature, the convenient accessibility by public transport, a well-developed network of hiking trails, the excellent tourist infrastructure and, last but not least, the bizarre rock world on both sides, the Kirnitzschtal is a popular holiday and excursion destination for guests from near and far.

The Kirnitzschtal, named after the Kirnitzsch river (which rises near Krasna Lipa (Schönlinde)), is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and one of the most diverse hiking areas. Schrammsteine, Kuhstall, Bärenfangwände, Hinteres Raubschloss and Großer Zschand - some of the most spectacular destinations in the region can be reached from here.

One attraction of the valley is the historic Kirnitzschtalbahn. It has been reliably transporting its passengers since 1898. For about 8 km, the railway accompanies the Kirnitzsch from Bad Schandau to the Lichtenhain waterfall.

With the Malerweg and the Panoramaweg, two of the top hiking trails with the most spectacular views of the mountains of Saxon Switzerland are located in this area.

Numerous charming inns and guesthouses offer a warm welcome to tired and hungry hikers.

 

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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