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Hike to "Kaiserkrone" and "Zirkelstein"

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  • start: Village square Schöna
  • destination: Village square Schöna
  • medium
  • 5,32 km
  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • 167 m
  • 341 m
  • 249 m

A leisurely hike up the smallest table mountain in Saxon Switzerland. Caspar David Friedrich was already travelling here

His "Wanderer above the Sea of Fog" is probably the most famous painting of German Romanticism.

It shows a well-to-do hiker with a frock coat and walking stick standing on a rock, contemplating a landscape of partly bizarrely shaped mountain peaks rising out of the billowing morning mist.

The landscape depicted in the painting is Saxon Switzerland. For Friedrich, who spent most of his life in Dresden, the nearby rocky world was a place of longing, inspiration and refuge in a world that had fallen apart at the seams.

Vorfplatz Schöna - Kaiserkrone - Zirkelstein - Dorfplatz Schöna

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  • Street (1%)
  • Asphalt Coating (9%)
  • Crushed Rock (18%)
  • Hiking Trail (43%)
  • Path (29%)


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