The artists of the Romantic Period where amazed by the breath-taking beauty of untouched nature and by the backdrop of the one and only Sächsische Schweiz. Peer through the eyes of artists such as Caspar David Friedrich and allow them to enchant you with the beauty of nature.
Elbsandsteingebirge The Elbsandsteingebirge is a highlands area covering about 700 square kilometres. It extends across the upper reaches of the Elbe to Nordböhmen, Czech. The German part is called Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland), and the Czech range, Böhmische Schweiz (Bohemian Switzerland).
The most famous rock formation of Sächsische Schweiz offers a breath-taking view of the uncountable attractions of this part of the country. When you walk over the Bastaibridge, you will arrive at Castle Neurathen, which was once home to knights. Visit the Bastei as part of a daytrip around Sächsische Schweiz. Countless hiking routes take you to the most beautiful attractions of this region.
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Riding a steamboat through the Elbe valley The Weiße Flotte is one of the oldest paddle steamer fleets in the world. Experience a tour by boat past the picturesque villages of the Sächsische Schweiz, the castle Königstein, the Bastei, Palace Pillnitz, the three Elbe palaces and the Brühlsche Terrasse with the Frauenkirche.Schedule:
Daily | Dresden - Königstein - Dresden
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