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+++ NEWS +++

The ban on forest access in the Saxon Switzerland National Park was lifted.
The Malerweg is not affected by these closures. Only some paths are not passable.

The following restrictions currently apply to the Malerweg:

  • 1st stage:
    From December 2nd for about 3 weeks in the Wehlener Grund traffic safety works take place between the bridge Wehlen and Märkel monument. The alternative for hikers leads over the Steinrücken.
  • 3rd stage:
    From November 1st to about December 9th 2022, extensive traffic safety work will take place at Tiefer Grund (also known as "Sense" in the region) between Brandbaude and Waitzdorf. Alternative for Malerweg hikers: Descent via Neuweg (or Schulzengrund) and continue in Polenztal and Sebnitztal to Kohlmühle.
  • 4th stage:
    Continue to note the closure of the Dorfbachklamm (since 2021). >> To the detour

Good to know: You will only come across burned areas directly in a few places, as the fires were mainly in the valuable and less accessible core zone. However, these areas still need their rest. Therefore, please stay on the marked trails at all times!

Please inform yourself about news also here:

    >> Saxon Switzerland National Park
    >> Current information for guests on www.saechsische-schweiz.de

Caution, rotten spruces!

1st March 2022

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Bare branches, brown needles, rotten trees. There are some stretches in the National Park area where the bark beetle has been particularly active. It is in fact a kind of natural woodland development where spruce cultures die off to make room for more resistant mixed forest vegetation. While this natural process is going on, certain precautionary measures have to be respected to cope with the danger of falling trees: Keep out of the forest in strong winds, heavy rain or when trees might break under snow. Don’t stop under fragile branches or treetops.

 

+++ You act at your own risk+++

Take note of diversions Attention: individual sections of the trail can be temporarily impassable because of fallen trees (bark beetle damage). This relates in particular to the 3rd, 4th and 5th stage of the Malerweg Trail.

We make efforts to provide all relevant information without delay on this page.

Before you start your trip, please inform yourself on this homepage or ask your host or tourist information staff for the current state of affairs. You can also call the National Park phone service to update yourself about closed or impassable routes in the National Park: +4935022 50240 (daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Sundays and holidays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Our information about path closures and impassibilities is sourced from:

https://www.nationalpark-saechsische-schweiz.de/aktuelles/wegeservice-und-wegeinfo/

https://www.sbs.sachsen.de/neustadt-17373.html

 

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