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Pirna

The gateway to Saxon Switzerland

Pirna is nestled in the picturesque landscape of the Elbe valley, between Dresden and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The romantic town with its historic centre is considered the gateway to Saxon Switzerland.

 

Largely spared war damage and city fires, there are still squares in the historic old town whose silhouette has been preserved over centuries, such as the market square. The paintings of the Venetian Bernardo Bellotto, known as Canaletto, made Pirna world-famous. And even today, a discovery tour through the medieval town centre with its winding alleys, proud town houses, charming backyards and numerous fountains is worthwhile.

The town of Pirna offers a wide range of cultural and leisure activities with events in the Herderhalle, the Q24, the Pirna museums and the Zuschendorf country palace with its famous camellia collection. In addition, sports and leisure facilities, such as the Geibeltbad, attract visitors to the town.

The Elbe Cycle Route, the Saxon Wine Route and the Saxon Wine Hiking Trail are ideal for excursions from Pirna.

These districts are part of Pirna

Birkwitz | Bonnewitz | Copitz | Cunnersdorf | Graupa | Jessen | Krietzschwitz | Liebethal | Mockethal | Neundorf | Niedervogelgesang | Obervogelgesang | Pirna | Posta | Pratzschwitz | Rottwerndorf | Sonnenstein | Zatzschke | Zehista | Zuschendorf

 

[Translate to Englisch:] Pirna feiert Canaletto  zu seinem 300. Geburtstag

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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