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Hiking in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Discovery of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

4,8 / 5 stars (3 reviews)
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WAN14
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price
From 879€
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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.

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  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet
  • Over 30 years of experience
Zwei Wanderer laufen an einem See

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.

678 m ascent - 677 m descent

Overnight place: rates

Your day begins with the climb to the Bastei rock with the famous Bastei bridge. We continue via the Höllengrund and the Wehlener Grund to the town of Wehlen. You hike back to Rathen or further to Königstein via the Rauenstein table mountain. (according to hotel availability)

470 m ascent - 480 m descent

Overnight place: Rathen or Königstein

After spending the night in Rathen, you climb via Weißig to Königstein Fortress, the largest fortress in Europe. After crossing the town of Königsteins, you take comfortable forest paths to Pfaffenstein with the famous Barbarine rock pinnacle. Enjoy a beautiful view of the famous Lilienstein. Via the Muselweg you will soon reach the pretty health resort of Gohrisch, which is in a quiet, wooded location.

 700 m ascent - 540 m descent

Overnight place: Gohrisch

Today's breathtaking hike takes you from Gohrisch to Lilienstein, the landmark of Saxon Switzerland.

480 m ascent - 480 m descent

Overnight place: Gohrisch

The Kingdom of Stones is called the region around Gohrisch. After a leisurely sail across the plateau, we first head to the Gohrisch and then to the Papstein. You pass the Kleinhennersor caves and reach the Liethen valley with the old mill shortly before Krippen. Overnight stay in Krippen or Bad Schandau.

290 m ascent - 450 m descent

Overnight place: Nativity scenes or Bad Schandau

Today you hike to the Schrammsteine. There are some steep climbs and metal stairs to overcome here. You walk on forest paths along the Affensteig and then follow the Malerweg to the Lichtenhain waterfall. From here you can take the bus or the traditional Kirnitzschtalbahn (excl.) to Bad Schandau.

Overnight place: Bad Schandau

After breakfast departure on your own.

 

Overnight place: Bad Schandau (departure)

  • 7 nights in the booked category, including half board
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • 7 days service hotline
  • 1 x per room travel documents (DE/EN)

For hotel category II:

  • Admission to the Tuscany thermal baths in Bad Schandau

Basic price in € per person

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Double room including breakfast Cat I Cat II
01.04.2024 - 05.05.2024 879,00 € 1.069,00 €
06.05.2024 - 05.10.2024 915,00 € 1.115,00 €
06.10.2024 - 31.10.2024 879,00 € 1.069,00 €
Single room including breakfast Cat I Cat II
01.04.2024 - 05.05.2024 1.159,00 € 1.559,00 €
06.05.2024 - 05.10.2024 1.195,00 € 1.605,00 €
06.10.2024 - 31.10.2024 1.159,00 € 1.559,00 €

Bad Schandau

Room price per person Cat I Cat II
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 100,00 € 140,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 135,00 € 210,00 €

rates

Room price per person Cat I
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 100,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 135,00 €

Gohrisch

Room price per person Cat I
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 100,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 135,00 €

Gohrisch

Room price per person Cat I
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 100,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 135,00 €

Bad Schandau (departure)

Room price per person Cat I Cat II
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 100,00 € 140,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 135,00 € 210,00 €

4,8 / 5 stars (3 verified reviews)

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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//)


- Anonymous

4,8 / 5 stars
Reisecode
WAN 14

Hiking in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Duration
8 days
Overnight stays
7 nights
Overnight stays
about 80 km

Daily travel start April 01.04st – October 31.10.2024, 02.05 (blocking date: May 19.05nd - May 23.06th + June 27.06rd - June th)

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Basic price in € per person * 2024 Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast From €879 From €1069
Single room including breakfast From €1159 From €1559

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

Train: to/from Bad Schandau train station

Parking: 

  • public parking garages/parking spaces free of charge/chargeable (information without guarantee, subject to availability, no advance reservation possible, payable on site)
  • Further parking options (free/chargeable) at www.parkopedia.de

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Rooms with shower/toilet or bath/toilet

Category I: Hotels and guesthouses of 3-star standard, some of which are located a little outside the town.

Category II: Hotels of 3 and 4 star standards, which are located in the center of the cities or close to the center. Of these, 3 overnight stays in our Premium Hotel Elbresidenz Bad Schandau and at least one other hotel with wellness and/or sauna.

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

No booking of TWIN bed rooms possible (two single beds).

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.

General information

Not included in the price: Cultural development tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.
This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Maps presented are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect geographical reality.

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