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Hiking on the painter's path

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WAN15
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price
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On this eight-day hiking tour from Pirna/Dresden, follow the Painter's Trail through Saxon Switzerland and be enchanted by views that fascinated famous painters such as Caspar David Friedrich, Ludwig Richter and Anton Graff!

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  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet
  • Over 30 years of experience
Blick auf die Basteibrücke, Elbsandsteingebirge, Sächsische Schweiz.

 

We recommend a tour of the medieval streets of Pirna or discover the beautiful Florence on the Elbe.

Overnight place: Pirna/Dresden

In the morning you take the S-Bahn and bus to the starting point of your first hiking tour on the Malerweg, to the town of Wehlen (duration: approx. 7 - 40 minutes). You reach the most famous viewing point in Saxon Switzerland – the Bastei Bridge. Then you descend into the Amselgrund and head for the second highlight of the day – the Hockstein. Through the Wolfsschlucht you reach the Polenztal, below the town of Hohnstein with its castle.

477 m ascent - 396 m descent

Overnight place: Hohnstein

Through the Schindergraben you will pass the Gautschgrotte. The fire view is today's highlight. It continues over 800 steps down into the Tiefen Grund. Via Waitzdorf you reach Altendorf or the Kirnitzschtal. Depending on availability, you will stay in Altendorf, in the Kirnitzschtal or in Bad Schandau.

596 m ascent - 518 m descent

Overnight place: Altendorf, Kirnitzschtal or Bad Schandau

The direct uphill route takes you to the Schrammstein view and along the ridge path through the Schrammstein massif. Passing the large and small cathedral you will reach the Affensteinweg. This leads you to the Lichtenhain waterfall. Via the cowshed you reach today's stage destination, the technical monument Neumannmühle. The bus takes you back to Kirnitzschtal or to Bad Schandau.

698 m ascent - 755 m descent

Overnight place: Kirnitzschtal or Bad Schandau

In the morning you will travel by bus to start today's stage. You hike through the Upper Saxon Switzerland to the armory. Shortly afterwards, the breathtaking Goldstein view awaits you. In Schmilka you use the Elbe ferry and take the S-Bahn to Krippen for your overnight stay. Alternatively, walk another 8 km on the Malerweg.

617 m ascent - 718 m descent

Overnight place: cribs

You take the train back to Schmilka. Above all, enjoy the view of the right bank of the Elbe with the Schrammstein massif today. In the last quarter you climb the Papststein and the Gohrisch before you reach the health resort of Gohrisch.

617 m ascent - 718 m descent

Overnight place: Gohrisch

The short stage takes you over the Pfaffenstein, past the Diebskeller to your hotel at the foot of the Königstein Fortress. This leaves enough time to visit the “Impregnables” before you take the S-Bahn back to your hotel in Pirna or Dresden.

270 m ascent - 469 m descent

Overnight place: Pirna/Dresden

After breakfast departure on your own.

  • 7 nights including breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  •  7 days service hotline
  •  1 x per room travel documents (DE/EN)
  •  1 dinner as a 2-course menu or buffet
  •  Tickets for the hiking days (some included with guest card)

Basic price in € per person

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Double room including breakfast Cat I
01.04.2024 - 05.05.2024 719,00 €
06.05.2024 - 05.10.2024 755,00 €
06.10.2024 - 31.10.2024 719,00 €
Single room including breakfast Cat I
01.04.2024 - 05.05.2024 929,00 €
06.05.2024 - 05.10.2024 965,00 €
06.10.2024 - 31.10.2024 929,00 €

 

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Reisecode
WAN 15

Hiking on the painter's path

Duration
8 days
Overnight stays
7 nights
Overnight stays
about 85 km

Daily travel starts from April 01st - October 31st, 2024 (blocking dates: May 02.05nd - May 19.05th + June 22.06nd - June 25.06th)

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Basic price in € per person * 2024 Cat I
Double room including breakfast From €719
Single room including breakfast From €929

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

Train: to/from Pirna 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

General tip for traveling by car

You can easily find a large overview of parking spaces on the external website www.parkopedia.de . view

Room with shower/toilet or bath/toilet

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

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

Please note that the routes specified in the itinerary are purely hiking stages. The overnight locations may differ from the start and finish locations of the hikes.

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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