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Where is the Malerweg?

The Malerweg trail runs 116 kilometres through the Elbe Sandstone Mountains resp. the Saxon Switzerland.  The outskirts of Saxon Switzerland are just a few kilometres southeast of Dresden, the Saxon capital. The region stretches along both sides of the Elbe River up to the northern part of the Czech Republic.




Wo ist die Sächsische Schweiz?

How to get there

Getting there is very simple. These are the most popular options:

  • by train (intercity, intercity express or regional express train) or bus to Dresden, from there by S-Bahn (regional train) to the immediate heart of the area
  • by Eurocity (EC) train directly to the National Park Station Bad Schandau
  • by car or motorcycle on A17 motorway to Pirna and continue on Route B172.



    Would you like to travel by car or public transport?

    Transport mode

    Where can I park my car?

    It is no problem to park your car near the Malerweg Trail. Long term parking facilities are available for hikers changing their overnight accommodations after each stage.

    Parking facility City Center Pirna, Ernst-Thälmann-Platz 2, 01796 Pirna:

    • opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (exit always open)
    • daily, weekly or monthly tickets available. For the Malerweg trail ticket make sure to pay and display a weekly ticket right on the first day on arrival
    • fee for weekly ticket: 35 EUR, each extra day 10 EUR

    Parking facility “Am Steinplatz”, Am Steinplatz, 01796 Pirna:

    • opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • no daily or weekly tickets
    • a 4-week-ticket is available on request by contacting the facility management: Hausverwaltung Leitner, Dohnaische Straße 74, 01796 Pirna,
      (Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., fon: +49 3501 772490)
    • 4-week-ticket: 40 EUR

    Parking facility Q1, Lange Straße 32, 01796 Pirna:

    • weekly or monthly tickets are available on request by contacting the facility management
    • Contact: +49 3501 466875

    Free parking lots:

    • P+R area at the station, Brückenstraße, 01796 Pirna (often fully occupied)
    • P+R area at the coach terminal, Bahnhofstraße 14, 01796 Pirna (often fully occupied)
    • Pirna Copitz at the river bank, Uferweg, 01796 Pirna

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