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Brand-Baude Mountain Inn

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Brand-Baude: Your excursion pub with hikers' hostel and holiday apartments

Whoever wants to get to know the National Park cannot avoid a visit to the "Brand-Baude" with its spectacular view of the Table Mountains. The place known as "Brand" above the Polenz Valley was developed 250 years ago with two buildings still standing today.

Since 2009, the Baude has been one of the first National Park partners.

Today, the mountain restaurant that has become known as the "balcony of Saxon Switzerland" invites visitors all year round  without closing days and in all weathers.

The menu not only includes regional specialities such as meat from Galloways in Waitzdorf, potatoes from Stürza, goat's cheese from Lauterbach or trout from Rathmannsdorf, but the Baude team also works with producers from Saxony when selecting drinks. A speciality is the Rechenberg beer from the brewery in Rechenberg-Bienenmühle, which has survived for 200 years.

And while the older guests browse through the latest newspapers and magazines or read in the small library, the younger guests enjoy the show enclosure with its goats.

For those who want to admire the beauty of nature for longer, they can spend the night in one of the  guest rooms with shower or in the sleeping bag quarters of the hikers' hostel. This has made the mountain inn a popular venue for groups and celebrations of all kinds.

In winter, the cosy wood-burning stove is used to host Bauden evenings. The summer choir concerts are also very popular.

And the Brand-Baude has another special feature to offer. For some years now, the log cabin - one of the oldest buildings on site - has housed an information centre of the "Saxon Switzerland" National Park, which is intended to provide assistance in exploring the terrain in the middle of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

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Brand-Baude Mountain Inn
Brandstraße 27
01848 Hohnstein

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Phone: +49 35975 / 84425
Fax: +49 35975 / 84667

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