Saxon Switzerland

Saxon Switzerland  is a region in Germany, located southeast of Dresden along the Elbe River valley, which includes the eponymous national park. The entire site is located in a rural district Saxon Switzerland-East Ore Mountains (Landkreis Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge). It is used to climbing a local landmark, is one example Koenigstein Fortress.

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Bad Schandau

Bad Schandau is a small spa town in Germany, in Saxon Switzerland. Schandau writing was the first mentioned in 1445 and received thanks to its important position on the Elbe town status (1467). Since approximately 1800, the city of spas and thus popular summer resort. In 1877 there was built a bridge. In 1920 the city was awarded the official title "Bad" - spa, which is still used in the name. Bad Schandau is the smallest since 1898 German city with its own tramway, which is a popular tourist attraction.

Bastei - observation rock bridge in Saxon Switzerland

A trip to Bastion among the classics while visiting this region can not be overlooked. If you go to the Bastion of the spa town of Rathen Kurorth, you will also have experience of scenic places, streets with cafes and restaurants. From this place you follow the marked route to prodkého uphill for about 40 minutes. The path is suitable for walking, not for strollers, these are the stairs. The reward for the climb will Streich couple of fantastic prospects at the Elbe canyon.

The picturesque town with a castle Stolpen

If you go by car through the border crossing Dolni Poustevna / Sebnitz and continue direction Neustadt in Sachsen, 20 km outside the town of Stolpen encounter with the eponymous castle.

Stolpen Castle was built in the 12th century. It is interesting that in the 18th century there was almost a lifetime prisoner Countess Cosel, which have been filmed fairy tale. At the castle you will find a typical historic objects (weapons, instruments of torture, ...), and a good cafeeee.