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Address: Saxon Switzerland National Park (Sachsische Schweiz National Park) | An der Elbe 4, D-01814 Bad Schandau, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 035022-90060
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Activities: Rock climbing, Mountaineering

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Wonderful iconic landscape and views just outside Dresden. A super daytrip, or stay at the Berghotel onsite.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wonderful iconic landscape and views just outside Dresden. A super daytrip, or stay at the Berghotel onsite.

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Snow. We were out and about when the weather closed us down so our views of this unusual rock formation was somewhat curtailed. Then we sought lunch in a resteraunt and found we had secured a fantastic winter view of these stone formations.....would love to visit again in summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Breath taking scenary, beautiful walks and plenty of great climbing for all levels. Make sure you see the Bastei Bridge just outside of Hohnstein and also Bad Schandau is a beautiful town on the riverside

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Hildesheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A large amount of bizzare sandy rocks which in former times just were the ground of the sea. Unbelievable even when you directly look at it. Don't miss Schrammsteinsteig!

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Hertfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a spectacular place to visit, with strange rock formations, wonderful views of the countryside and river below.

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Decin, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A good network of trails runs on the tops of the rocks so you can enjoy breathtaking scenic views. The setback is a quality of local restaurants as they are still a bit back in time. But on the other hand this brings a trully authentic experience and if you skip the poor service, the food itself is great and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

An amazing stone arch bridge built in Middle Ages high in the sandstone pinnacles - fantastic views over the Elbe River - we drove up to the top then walked over the bridge and around the other structures then down into the village below where we enjoyed a very pleasant German beer. Well worth it. Our son had to sprint... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A little effort will be well rewarded with beautiful view of the Eble River and the countryside.You don't need to be a mountain climber to enjoy it here.The walkways are well laid out and there are places to get refreshments.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

On sunny day it will be crowded but it is truly amazing place worth staying longer than a day hike. Amazing views, moon alike rock formations and hidden gorges. Will be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Lots of walks, very well waymarked and excellent walking maps available. Superb views. The rocks stick up out of the forests.

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