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Stadt Wehlen

A little pearl on the Elbe

To the left and right of the Elbe stretches Wehlen as one of the best-known holiday resorts in Saxon Switzerland - with an unmistakable small-town flair.

 

The over 700-year-old town of Wehlen with its districts of Pötzscha, Zeichen and Dorf Wehlen is one of the smallest towns in the Free State of Saxony and lives mainly from tourism. Affectionately known by its inhabitants as "Wehlstädt'l", its sheltered location deep in the Elbe valley makes it particularly suitable for those seeking recreation.

The village's special attraction is its picturesque houses nestling on both sides of the Elbe on the wooded slopes, as a starting point for hikes into the romantic rocky world of Saxon Switzerland.

If you are interested in history or want to explore Saxon Switzerland in miniature, you can't miss Wehlen. From here, trips with the oldest and largest paddle steamer fleet in the world to Dresden or Meissen are possible.

Visitors can reach Wehlen by train, by car, by bus from the nearby district town of Pirna or by bicycle on the Elbe cycle path, which has been extended from the Czech Republic to Hamburg. However, you should find out in advance on which side of the Elbe your booked accommodation is located, because in Wehlen there is a passenger ferry but no bridge.

These districts are part of Stadt Wehlen

Dorf Wehlen | Pötzscha | Stadt Wehlen | Zeichen

 

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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