We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Saxon Switzerland National Park (Sachsische Schweiz National Park) | An der Elbe 4, D-01814 Bad Schandau, Saxony, Germany
035022-90060
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Rock climbing, Mountaineering
34 visitor photos
Write a Review

93 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    79
    14
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hildesheim, Germany
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hertfordshire
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Decin, Czech Republic
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hamilton, Ohio
Top Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dresden, Germany
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Uk
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nederland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Elbe Sandstone Mountains also viewed

 
Saxony, Germany
Bad Schandau, Saxony
 

Been to Elbe Sandstone Mountains? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing