© Trykowski Florian

Eat well – Shop well

© Trykowski Florian

A rustic inn or a fancy restaurant: The culinary hiking map of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains points out many facets of the well-known Saxon-Bohemian hospitality.

The local cuisine is known for its heartiness and for the cool beer that almost always accompanies it. But of course, not only roasted and cooked meat is served here. The dishes cooked here with passion and finesse satisfies almost all culinary directions, as the chefs know exactly how to thrill their guests.

Would you like to fall back on your own provisions from time to time? In this case, a lot of local produce in Saxon Switzerland can give you a fresh and tasty occasion to learn more about the culinary side of your holiday destination. This of course includes doing your shopping in one of the farm stores or at a market. Look out for the label “Gutes von hier” (Good food from here) for 100 % locally sourced produce!

Guided Culinary Hikes - BrotZeitTour

Hiking comfortably through Saxon Switzerland and eating delicious food –both are possible in a guided culinary hiking tour including a delicious picnic of 100% local ingredients. All produce are sourced from small owner-managed businesses located in Saxon Switzerland. Every bite reveals the passion of the individual producers who have crafted each cheese, each bread, each sausage; and their amazing stories are told during the tour. Feel free to join the hike – you can choose between public circuit tours or exclusive private hikes.


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Stuffed Cabbage – a typical Saxon Switzerland dish

© Achim Meurer

There are many names for this classic German meal in the cold season - all starting with Kraut which translates into English as cabbage: Krautwickel, Krautrolle, Kohlrolle, Krautwurst.

Saxon Switzerland is a little Land of Plenty for stuffed cabbage connoisseurs. This local speciality is served in many different varieties here. The traditional stuffed cabbage dish consists of minced meat rolled in cooked white cabbage leaves.

It goes without saying that the stuffed cabbage is made almost exclusively from local ingredients.

Making your own stuffed cabbage? No problem!



Local produce (also) to take away

Find out where local products are made in Saxon Switzerland and where you can buy them directly from farms or local markets.  There is quite a wide range of products including chocolate or pasta from a local factory, fine spirits or goat cheese – there is always something for everyone.

Gutes von Hier - Good Food from here






Farm Shops

© Trykowski Florian

Fresh, local and tasty. Buying local produce is healthy for you and for our climate. Plus, it helps the farmers thrive and everyone appreciates local creations. Quite different from the mundane supermarket stock, Saxon Switzerland’s farm shops along with weekly markets and the good old-style small corner shops provide an individual authentic shopping experience.

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Farm Shops

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