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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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Beautiful scenery - great area to visit!!

The area is just amazing and well looked after - you can enjoy long walks - go hiking - trails are well signposted - admire the castles in the background - or even visit one - a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gudrun R
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Jacksonville, Florida

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area is just amazing and well looked after - you can enjoy long walks - go hiking - trails are well signposted - admire the castles in the background - or even visit one - a trip which should always be included if you are in the Dresden area - easy to reach by car - but public transport... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We were all excited to walk amidst the strange mountains, after we had parked our car. It’s as if an artist took the time to sculpture all these mountains. Bastei is part of it, but there are way more mountains besides Bastei. In fact it is spread out from Saxony, Germany (2/3 of these mountains are here) and Bohemia in... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This place is an absolute feast for the eyes. Its well worth the effort. It's free to visit. Remember to pay the parking fee otherwise there is a hefty fine. The machine accepts only exact change. The place is fantastic & you can easily spend about 2-3 hours over here. This was definitely one of the best tourist sites in... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

A must in the country if you are a local. There is not much natural highlights in Germany, but so far, this one is one of the top ones. There is many formations in the Saxony Switzerland besides the Bastei, so take a couple of days to visit the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Great place to hike, well marked trails, safe and with absolutely stunning views of the river Elbe and the mountains. I have been hiking these mountains for many years during my annual trips to Czech Republic. I took a train from Usti nad Labem (originating in Prague) to Bad Shandau then hopped on the local train to Kurort Rhaten. A... More 

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Better than I expected after a long journey there from Poznan :-) wow - breathtaking views and scery. We weren't disappointed.

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

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.

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Sydney, Australia
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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.

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Perth, Australia
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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 

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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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