Our hike begins at the edge of the village (towards Brandstraße) in Hohnstein. We first follow the road (blue line) in the direction of Brand. At the beginning of the forest, the road turns into Brandstraße, a wide forest road. Straight ahead (blue line) we hike into the "Brand", as the area is called here: In the 18th century, the forest here was devastatingly in flames. Underneath the spreading treetops, the trail leads to the Brandaussicht. In good weather, a fantastic view opens up from here to the table mountains of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and Bohemian Switzerland on the left bank of the Elbe.
In addition to the main view at the restaurant, a detour to the viewpoint "Hafersäcke" is recommended, which offers a view of the "Tiefen Grund". It is also worth visiting the Brandbaude information point. Interesting information on the mountains, waters and sights shown can be accessed via interactive screen presentations. You can also find out about the Polenz Valley and its special features. The "children's corner" of the exhibition entices visitors with a foray into the world of birds. Children can playfully learn how much our native bird species are bound to specific habitats on the screen and with the help of animal specimens.For the way back to Hohnstein, we first take the same path to the green line junction, where we turn left, later pass a small pond and after a few minutes meet the path with the red line marking. Here we turn right. At the next crossroads, keep left and continue on the wide hiking trail to the outskirts of Hohnstein. Once there, we keep to the right and our loop closes.