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Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Saxon Switzerland National Park (Sachsische Schweiz National Park) | An der Elbe 4, D-01814 Bad Schandau, Saxony, Germany
035022-90060
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Rock climbing, Mountaineering
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Hildesheim, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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Dresden, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Uk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Nederland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Elbe sandstone mountains are great to walk over/unterd./through. The odd structures that are left through erosion often make you stop and take pics and wonder how nature made it this way. You will not be disappointed.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is best experienced cycling along the Elbe river on both the Czech Republic side as well as the German side.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you're a keen walker, you must try this area. Look at Julia Bradbury's German Wanderlust TV programme on YouTube for a flavour. Highly unusual, with metal "staircases" up to the dramatic sandstone plateaux which rise above the forests. The Malerweg links some of the best routes, but (while it's a long-distance path needing 6 days) it can be done... More

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