Here we inform you about measures in the region that restrict tourist activities in the Saxon Switzerland vacation region. >> FAQs (please scroll down)
To protect our nature
Forest commandments apply, to which ALL visitors and hikers should adhere:
Information about temporarily impassable trails under Trail Service & Info or on the info phone of the National ParkCenter: +49 (0) 35022 - 502 40.
We will inform you about temporary restrictions on the Malerweg here.
A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to all emergency personnel who worked tirelessly during the forest fire to save our nature from greater damage!!!
Good to know: you will encounter directly burned areas only in a few places, because the fires were mainly in the valuable and less accessible core zone. However, these areas still need their rest. Therefore, please always stay on the marked trails!
Schwedenlöcher closed until spring 2023
Another part of the jetty in the Schwedenlöcher has to be replaced.
This measure will not allow any access until spring 2023. It will then all be ready again for the start of the 2023 season.
A detour is signposted on site.
More details (in german language)
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
We expressly point out that entering the forests is still at your own risk. Dead or burned trees can fall at any time.
Information about temporarily impassable paths you will find here or call the info phone of the National ParkCenter: + 49 (0)35022 50240.
A small area of the forest area of the Hintere Sächsische Schweiz (rear Saxon Switzerland) was affected by forest fires.
On November 01, construction work will begin to repair the damage to the rear track section of the Kirnitzschtalbahn.
This means that the Kirnitzschtalbahn will have to be shut down. All trips of the Kirnitzschtalbahn are expected to be offered until 09 December 2022 by means of rail replacement services (SEV) between the Bad Schandauer Elbkai and the Lichtenhainer Wasserfall. Likewise, the trips of the bus line 241 are available.
Yes, the Malerweg can be hiked completely again, only some paths are impassable, but these do not affect the Malerweg.
The following restrictions currently apply to the Malerweg:
Good to know: You will only come across burned areas directly in a few places, as the fires were mainly in the valuable and less accessible core zone. However, these areas still need their rest. Therefore, please always stay on the marked trails!
Information about Corona-related restrictions
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.
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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