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County-wide ban on forest access lifted

From Sunday (07.08.2022), the ban on entering the forest in the district of Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge will be lifted. BUT: for the operational area in the "Hintere Sächsische Schweiz! continues to apply a ban on entering the forest. To the general decree and the map of the area of operation.

  • Avoid the area of the national park "Hintere Sächsische Schweiz" in order not to hinder the emergency services in their work!
  • All rescue routes are to be kept free urgently!
  • Firing and smoking is strictly prohibited - fire endangers nature - not only during drought!
  • The federal road 172 is closed from Bad Schandau (junction to the Kirnitzschtal) in the direction of the border crossing Schmilka.
  • The Kirnitzschtalstraße is closed up to the junction to Ottendorf.
  • The Kirnitzschtalbahn has stopped running to prevent onlookers from traveling to the forest fire fighting operation area.
  • The ferries in Schöna and Schmilka operate only for urgently needed trips of the emergency forces.
  • The ferry connection between Postelwitz and Krippen will not be operated due to the deployment of the firefighting helicopters.

Here you will of course still find alternative ideas for your vacation day in and around Saxon Switzerland and current hiking recommendations.

Status: 11th august | 9.45 am

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Information about Corona-related restrictions


Dear guests,

most of the Corona rules have been suspended in Saxony since 03 April 2022. Instead, only a number of basic protection measures apply.

Basic protection includes the FFP2 mask obligation in local public transport.

  • Please find the current Corona regulations that apply in the State of Saxony on the following link:
    Link: Corona regulations in Saxony
  • On the following link you find the current Corona incidence data for the district of Saxon Switzerland /Eastern Ore Mountains (Sächsische Schweiz Osterzgebirge)
    Link: Current Data

Best regards from Germany's most beautiful Switzerland

The Tourism Association Team

Public Transport Information

Please find information about public transport including trains, regional trains (S-Bahn), buses, ferries and Kirnitzschtalbahn Tram on these links:
Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe (Upper Elbe Transport Network)
Regionalverkehr Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge GmbH (RVSOE) (Saxon Switzerland/Eastern Ore Mountains regional transport network)

For information about timetables and reservations with the Sächsische Dampfschifffahrt (Saxon Steamship Company) please click  here

Road Construction Sites

The Landratsamt Sächsische Schweiz District Council provides current information about road construction sites in Saxon Switzerland district on its website:


Landratsamt Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland District Council)

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