+++ COUNTY-WIDE FOREST ACCESS BAN LIFTED AS OF. 7.8. - FURTHER BAN ON ENTERING THE OPERATION AREA +++

COUNTY-WIDE FOREST ACCESS BAN LIFTED AS OF. 7.8. - FURTHER BAN ON ENTERING THE OPERATION AREA


From Sunday (07.08.2022), the ban on entering the forest in the district of Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge will be lifted. Only for the operational area in the rear Saxon Switzerland continues to apply a ban on entering the forest on the basis of the Saxon Law on Fire Protection, Rescue Services and Civil Protection (SächsBRKG). 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!
  • We urgently request that you refrain from SMOKING outside built-up areas!
  • 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: 9th august | 9.45 am

Our bucket list for your vacation

Don't miss out on these experiences

© Achim Meurer

no. 1

The Bastei Bridge is the landmark of Saxon Switzerland. Doesn't it look a bit like a "small Chinese wall"? Enjoy the view and conquer different lookout points.

no. 2

The Malerweg Trail: 116 wonderful kilometers in the footsteps of artists like Caspar David Friedrich. There are eight stages. You should try at least one. Maybe you get a taste.

© Sebastian Thiel
© Weiße Flotte, Jan Gutzeit

no. 3

One should change the perspective more often. The rocky landscape looks completely different from the water. Treat yourself to a new perspective on a steamboat ride.

no. 4

The Elbe Cycling Path is over 1,200 kilometers long and the section in Saxon Switzerland is certainly one of the most scenic. In addition, it is not very hilly and nicely paved. Our tip: Roll comfortably from Schmilka to Pirna.

© Felix Meyer
© Landesbühne Sachsen, Mario Pauls

no. 5

An open-air theater right in the middle of a national park, where else will you find something similar. Musicals, fairy tales or grand opera - there is something for every taste.

no. 6

Of course, an elevator leads to the fortress plateau. However, if you want to experience the fortress in its original form, you should conquer it on foot through the dark Appareille.

© Britta Hirschburger
© VVO, Martin Schmidt

No. 7

Even Kate Winslet has been traveling with our Kirnitzschtalbahn. Our tip: Combine a leisurely ride to the Lichtenhainer waterfall with a hike to the Kuhstalll and later chug by tram back to Bad Schandau.

No. 8

Why should somebody leave fallen trees just where they fell? How did this rocks form? Find the answers in the National Park Center in Bad Schandau. If you want to know more about the region in which you are staying it is definitely worth stopping by.

© Achim Meurer
© Bernd Grundmann

No.9

In Venice you go by gondola through canyons of houses, on the Obere Schleuse dam lake you are leisurely pushed along moss-covered rock faces and through a wonderfully green environment. That is pure deceleration.

No. 10

Walk in Canaletto's footsteps? Going out for a delicious meal or a cozy coffee break? All this is possible in the lovingly restored historic city of Pirna. And what would a vacation be without a little shopping tour?

© Achim Meurer

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