Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Bad Schandau

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Straddling the border of Germany and the Czech Republic, Elbe Sandstone Mountains were carved by erosion and are divided by the Elbe, which flows through them in a narrow valley. The mountains are made up of many microclimates, such as forested areas, plains, and ravines, providing astounding ecological diversity. Visit the national park and make use of the many hiking trails or cycle routes. Rock climbers are lured here by more than 700 summits. An eco-friendly streetcar limits car traffic inside the park. Plan to see Elbe Sandstone Mountains and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bad Schandau itinerary planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We have stayed in the hotel on the bastion and gone from our trips. There are different levels of difficulty with regard to the hiking, even with a wheelchair, it is partly feasible. Sneakers range (we did a guided tour as a beginner) on most roads. It is offered every Tuesday from the hotel to the Bastei or at the House of the guest in rathen. There's also climbing on the rocks. Also who here interested in is accurate for castles and fortresses in the right region. Who misses operates city life times to Dresden, Leipzig and Prague here is catered for everyone come back happy.
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  • August 9, 2017
    There are numerous hiking trails, which are very highly recommended. We have made the round trip Sweden holes - bastion. Several hiking guides recommend to start in the health resort of rathen. But beware: In the Spa you can not sail with car. We parked the car at the panoramic Hotel Berghotel Bastei. There is a public parking just in front of the hotel. Recommended is also a hike to the cowshed (restaurant there not recommended). Best in bad Schandau the Kirnitzschtalbahn start and up to the Lichtenhain waterfall. In the cowshed necessarily the high ladder. It is while in guides, that it was only for those, but it's all only half as bad;) Above all the way down is easy to handle and descend via a normal staircase. From bad Schandau best with the ship in the Bohemian Switzerland (up to Hrensko) and from there a good piece the little stream along hiking, until you come to a boat landing. From there, you can be through the Kamnitzklamm / Edmund Gorge run.
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  • August 7, 2017
    In the Saxon Switzerland and the Elbe sandstone mountains you must have been. Beautiful hiking trails through forests and mountains, great bike paths along the Elbe and a very very beautiful nature. It is fast in Prague, with the ship in Dresden by train. Tram ride in bad Schandau in the hiking area, the waterfall and the painter way to the cowshed. Or in the open air theatre and the Bastei rathen.
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