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Family Holidays in Saxon Switzerland

Experiencing nature, venturing on a boat ride, climbing on summits, being inventive – it is never boring for children in Saxon Switzerland.

The Elbe Sandstone Mountains‘ diverse landscape is an ideal terrain for adventure-seekers of all ages. The experiences are manifold, tiny or huge, easy or extremely difficult – there is something for each taste. Steep paths lead up to high pinnacles or into deep caves, they run past bizarre rock formations and through moist moss-covered gorges. Is Barbarine Rock Needle really a cursed maiden? Is it true that Ice Age plants grow here? Well, these are good questions waiting to be answered. And why not go in for something creative for a change? Spinning, felting, candle making – there is a lot on offer for young and old Saxon Switzerland visitors to give them free rein to their creativity.



Recommended hikes

Discover the hiking possibilities of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains! With a total of 1200 very different hiking kilometres, ambitious sport hikers get their money's worth just as much as strolling connoisseurs. And neither families with prams nor people with limited mobility have to miss out on the inspiring nature.

Circuit tours, staircases and via climbs, barrier-free paths or hiking with dogs - the range of offers is as diverse as the region. For those who prefer to hike in a group, there is a large selection of guided hikes.

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