© Michael Baader

Hiking with Children

Is the Barbarine Rock Needle really a bewitched virgin in disguise? Did robber knights really live on Neurathen Rock Fort? For children, the Elbe Sandstone Mountains are full of secrets. Families with kids can easily explore them together on numerous hiking trails which are suitable for children. Even tours with prams are possible. We present the most attractive trails and trip destinations for families with kith and kin.


Here you find mire information about family holiday in Saxon Switzerland

Animal hike: hiking the lynx trail

Bad Schandau

© S. Engelbrecht (Nationalparkzentrum), S. Engelbrecht (Nationalparkzentrum)

Hohnsteiner Kasperpfad (“Punch Trail“)


© Yvonne Brückner, Yvonne Brückner

Discover the rock labyrinth

Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel

© Marko Förster, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz

To the seven ponds


© A. Altenburg, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz

A detour into the realm of fairy tales

Stadt Wehlen

© Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz

Hiking tours with prams

Wandern mit Kinderwagen© Florian Trykowski

Just because the kids are still too small to walk on their own, young families don't have to give up tours through the natural paradise of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

Some paths are also easy to master with prams. Many with a back carrier. However, there are also some narrow sections where you can't get far even with a child on your back.

You can find the most beautiful routes suitable for prams here: our barriere free tours are very suitable for hiking tours with prams and/or small children.


Please pay attention to temporary forest closures and suggested diversions.
Due to acute bark beetle infestation, the stability of dead spruces has considerably decreased. In the entire National Park area, there is a very high risk due to dead trees and collapsing deadwood on many paths. Especially in the rear part of the National Park, there are paths which are currently impassable.


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