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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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Hertfordshire
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This destination is likely the main reason why anyone visits this region. You will not be disappointed! The views from the lookout platforms are stunning, but you will share them with hundred of other tourists. At the far edge once you are over the bridge there is a separate section where they collect an entrance fee. Don't go into this... More

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