The Malerweg hiking trail in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains
Multi-day hiking tour in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Europe
Bastei? Check. Königstein Fortress? Check. Schrammsteine? Check. Pfaffenstein? Check. Once you have completed the entire Malerweg Trail, you can tick off these and countless other highlights of Saxon Switzerland. No other route through the Elbe Sandstone Mountains offers such a wide range of sights; this is what makes it so unique. The hiking trail near Dresden stretches over 116 kilometers from its starting point in the village of Liebethal through the wild rock formations of Saxon Switzerland National Park to the Bohemian border. Returning on the left side of the Elbe River, it meanders through the realm of the table mountains to its final point in the heart of the small town of Pirna. Narrow gorges and endless expanses, enchanted valleys and sunny heights, dreamy villages and lively tourist towns: all this is what the trail offers to those who venture on it.