The Elbe Sandstone Mountains, or Saxon Switzerland, represent an inimitable natural wonder in Central Europe. The Cretaceous erosion landscape with its thousands of faces, its micro-climate curiosities and its valuable flora and fauna is one of the most exciting walking regions there are. Those walking along the Malerweg hiking trail experience the impressive diversity of the Saxon Switzerland National Park and the surrounding protected landscape. You pass majestic table mountains and bizarre rock needles, cross rivers and brooks, roam through mystical valleys and visit picturesque towns and villages.
Formation of the landscape