Saxon Switzerland National Park, Saxony

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#1 of 17 in Nature in Saxony
Saxony's only national park and the only rock national park in Germany,Saxon Switzerland National Park offers an abundance of recreational activities and beautiful landscapes. Covering an area of 93.5 sq km (36.1 sq mi) on the border of the Czech Republic, the park is an intensely fissured landscape of rocky canyons. If you enjoy rock climbing, you can choose from more than 700 summits and approximately 12,600 possible climbing routes. If you prefer to stay on solid ground, try the 400 km (250 mi) of hiking paths and 49.9 km (31 mi) of biking paths. One of the park's most popular destinations, the Bastei rock formation and bridge offer sprawling views of the area. A visit to Saxon Switzerland National Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hrensko trip tool to plot your vacation.
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  • Saxon Switzerland national Park has large sandstone rooks rise in deep woodland of the mountain on the Elbe. It is a UNESCO World heritage Site. Bastei is a 200-yar-old stone bridge. Visit the park...  more »
  • Canadians in Europe ...... Trees, rock formations, open blue skies... space - feels like home. Nature geeks at heart so we definitely appreciated the park. I wish we had more time to explore and...  more »
  • The largest limestone formation in the region is in the park. Worth checking it, for sure. If you enjoy hiking, there are many options with different difficulty levels.  more »
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  • Awesome area for extended hikes and day hikes. Multiple options to spend the night or possible to just camp outside (in certain areas). As picturesque as the postcards indicate. The trails are well indicated so it is difficult to get lost. If course the major routes can be quite busy but with a little bit of looking around it's easy to find secluded spots.
  • I totally fell in love with this place. Amazing views, pure air and nice hiking trails. It's just perfect for an escape from the city. I absolutely recommend spending a couple of days hiking around.
  • Breathtaking national treasure. Big rocks, beautiful vistas, make sure to do some hiking in the heart of the park. The Bastei bridge is cool but flooded with tourists, definitely not a place to enjoy nature peacefully.
  • Great views, beautiful trekking between rocks. There is easy but pleasant via ferrata. You can't pay by credit card in restaurants so remember to take money.
  • Amazing place with breath taking views...a must visit. The only issue was that public transportation is not very good so its better go gk by your own car.

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