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Hiking in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

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For centuries, the Elbe Sandstone Mountains have fascinated nature lovers, romantics and hikers. Hike through the wildly rugged rock world of Saxon Switzerland and enjoy breathtaking views of bizarre rock formations that alternate with romantic valleys. During your hiking holiday you will experience both the well-known sights of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains such as the Bastion near Rathen and the Königstein Fortress.

Overview of your benefits
  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet
  • More than 30 years of experience
Two hikers are walking by a lake

Use the afternoon for a little stroll through the tranquil spa town.

Overnight place: Bad Schandau

After the first ascent of today's stage, enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view. It continues over the fire steps to the balcony of Saxon Switzerland, the fire. Passing Hohnstein Castle and the Amselsee you reach the spa town of Rathen.

Overnight place: rates

Your day begins with the ascent to the Bastei rocks with the well-known Bastei bridge. It continues via the Höllengrund and the Wehlener Grund to the town of Wehlen. You hike over the Table Mountain Rauenstein to the Königstein Fortress, the largest fortress in Europe.

Overnight place: Königstein

You walk towards the famous rock needle Barbarine on comfortable forest paths. It is advisable to take a short break to strengthen yourself in the Pfaffenstein Baude. Enjoy a beautiful view of the well-known Lilienstein. Via the Muselweg you will soon reach the pretty spa town of Gohrisch, which is in a quiet, wooded location.

Overnight place: Gohrisch

The region around Gohrisch is called the kingdom of stones. After a leisurely walk-in over the high plateau, it goes first to the Gohrisch and then to the Papststein. You pass the Kleinhennersdorfer caves and reach the Liethen valley with the old mill shortly before Krippen.

Overnight place: cribs

You take the S-Bahn to the starting point of the hike – Hrensko in Bohemian Switzerland. Today you hike to the Prebischtor, Europe's largest rock gate, and further through the deeply incised valley of the Kamenice to the Edmundsklamm boat station. You glide silently with the boat (not included in the tour price). Back to Krippen, use the S-Bahn again.

Overnight place: Hrensko

Today you hike to the Schrammsteinen. There are some steep ascents and metal stairs to overcome here. You walk on forest paths along the Affensteig and then follow the Malerweg to the Beuthenfall. From here you use the traditional Kirnitzschtalbahn (not included in the tour price) to Bad Schandau.

Overnight place: Bad Schandau

After breakfast departure on your own.


Overnight place: Bad Schandau (departure)

  • 7 nights including breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Train tickets for the 6th day
  • 1 package of detailed maps and information material per room (DE/EN)
  • 7 days service hotline
Price in € per person * Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast €689 €849
Single room including breakfast €939 €1269

Seasonal prices

From 12.05.2023/02.09.2023 to XNUMX

  • €36,00 surcharge in Cat. I
  • €36,00 surcharge in Cat. II


Note: All prices are per person.

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Cat I

Double room (DR)

78 EUR

Single room (SR)

99 EUR




Cat I

Double room (DR)

55 EUR

Single room (SR)

75 EUR


Gohrisch, cribs


Cat I

Double room (DR)

55 EUR

Single room (SR)

75 EUR


Bad Schandau


Cat I

Cat II

Double room (DR)

70 EUR

85 EUR

Single room (SR)

95 EUR

130 EUR




4,8 / 5 Stars (3 Verified Ratings)

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exhausting, beautiful, worthwhile

To tackle a steep climb immediately after almost every breakfast was ambitious. But the view that followed made up for everything. The different ascents and descents, ladders, stairs, gorges, changing nature, just beautiful. We will come back.
- Imke Kalde

Anonymous evaluation of WAN 14 (25.10.2021)

We only recommend reserving restaurants in good time, it was always very busy here.
- Anonymous

Anonymous evaluation of WAN 14 (04.09.2021)

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4,8 / 5 stars
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Hiking in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

8 days
Overnight stays
7 nights
Overnight stays
about 80 km

Discovery of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Daily departure 01.04. – 31.10

Price in € per person * 2023 Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast €689 €849
Single room including breakfast €939 €1269

Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

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Train: to/from Bad Schandau train station

Hotels and guesthouses with 3-star standard

For category II:

  • 3 nights in the 5-star Hotel Elbresidenz Bad Schandau 
  • all other hotels with wellness area and/or sauna
  • Admission to the Tuscany thermal baths in Bad Schandau

A good level of fitness, sure-footedness and a head for heights are required for this hiking tour.

Not included: Cultural tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses

This trip/s is/are not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

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