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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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The national park is very exciting There are so may natural things to see here. Arches ,stacks, the Basti bridge, the river Elbe. Walks are well signposted and the views are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Accrington, United Kingdom

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The national park is very exciting There are so may natural things to see here. Arches ,stacks, the Basti bridge, the river Elbe. Walks are well signposted and the views are amazing.

Thank cduckworth
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is a fabulous area for anyone interested in walking either day walks or the long distance Malerweg Trail. I would suggest buying a map as the options are all there if you chose to plan them.

Thank Walkabout057
Perth, Australia
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73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The sandstone formations are truly spectacular and are worth a day trip from Dresden, an overnight trip or if you are as lucky as we were then walk the Malerweg and stay 3-4 nights in the area hiking up, down and through the sandstone mountains, cliffs and crevices. Truly a magical hike and worth the time. The train trip from... More 

Thank michelle_martion
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86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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.

Thank LindaFraubie
Hayle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
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.

Thank RoyL65
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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

Thank MackemPaul
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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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.

Thank EzzyA
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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