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Address: Saxon Switzerland National Park (Sachsische Schweiz National Park) | An der Elbe 4, 01814 Bad Schandau, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 35022 90060
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Days and days of fantastic hikes

We visited Saxon Switzerland in September 2016 and intended to stay a day or two, but only left after six days as the weather turned nasty. Every day we chose a different hike... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fascinating landscape on the way from Dresden to Hrensko, Czech Republic! The mountains are called Saxon Switzerland and Bohemian Switzerland in both German and Czech (Sächsische Schweiz and Böhmische Schweiz in German, Saské Švýcarsko and České Švýcarsko in Czech). And in both countries the mountain range has been declared a national park. The sandstone which was carved by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Saxon Switzerland in September 2016 and intended to stay a day or two, but only left after six days as the weather turned nasty. Every day we chose a different hike through these magnificent mountains and craggy rock formations. Even though the weather was hot most of the time you are kept cool by the forest canopy and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This area is really worth a visit. The strange, fantastic rock formations are amazing. However, the mountains are high and you'll have to climb lots of stairs to reach the top... you'd better be in good shape 😉

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

I was hiking couple of days, and every day i choose different route-all of them was full of nature wonders, beautiful views, every path has its secret. You can also follow the routes to reach speciffic points of interest, but not in my case. I just wandered around and enjoyed every moment.

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Geel, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

If U are in the area or passing by, by all means take a break, stop, put on your hiking shoes and explore this beautiful natural wonder

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Beautiful hiking area. My daughter and I never imagined Eastern Germany to look this way. Breathtaking views & easy hikes. There is a fee to park your car and we walked to the park, I think you can take a bus to the park. The park is free to enter.

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Point Clear, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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