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Saxon Switzerland National Park

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Address: D-01814, Saxony, Germany
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+49 35022 90060
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Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague
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Bohemian And Saxon Switzerland Winter Tour from Prague

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Awesome little hike

We loved this park and the cool little hiking trail was mostly paved making it easier for our younger kids to negotiate. We've been back twice and we enjoy it every time.

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Dustin R
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We loved this park and the cool little hiking trail was mostly paved making it easier for our younger kids to negotiate. We've been back twice and we enjoy it every time.

Thank Dustin R
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

You need a car to get here. We came with local friends. In the winter it is not crowded. Everything was open and accessible. The bastil built over 100years ago is a fun hike/walk on a well maintained trail with an interconnected section of bridges, maybe 2km total rt. The rock formations are very beautiful and well suited for selfies.... More 

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We spent 2 days here, once in June and again took our grown children there in Sept 2015. It's an amazing place. The path up to the top is gentle and well maintained and the views from the top are breathtaking. Note we were there in June 2015 and Sept 2015.

Thank cmbreuer2016
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great outdoor activity. There are several trails to hike. I recommend a walk to the bridge. Optionally you can follow the trail down to the river. The stairs and walkways are easy to walk on with railings.

Thank Terry T
Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

This park is about 2 hours from Prague but well worth the day trip. See amazing sights and learn alot about the area from Jan, the tour operator. Highlights include an amazing hike up to a natural bridge (with a beer at the summit!), a guided boat ride down a river canyon and the incredible sand stone features that feel... More 

Thank yellowcuda
Springfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We took a day trip from Prague through Cayman tours. It was beautiful and we were lucky to have great weather. We went to two different parts: the German side and the Czech side. The hike isn't strenuous. It's fun and the views were amazing!

Thank ParkinH
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Take the 200 year old elevator up from Bad Schandau, then hike up for about 45 minutes, walk a little more for about 15 minutes and you will reach the open field shown in the display picture. Carry you picnic lunches, water and beer and relax in the scenic atmosphere.

Thank MoxaBear
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is about 50 minutes outside of Dresden by tour bus. On top of a tall Mesa with tall evergreen trees there are marvelous sandstone formations. At the edge of the top there is a spectacular r view of the Elba and surrounding valley. We walked until a control gate where you paid to take a long path to the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I went to the Saxon Switzerland NP on a day tour from Dresden. This tour, run by Cayman travel was a fantastic day out. Jan, the owner of Cayman travel was our guide. A local of the Bohemian Switzerland National Park area, he has put together this trip to show off the main sites. The trip was well organised and... More 

Thank saphorious
Lakeland, Florida
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

The train ride from Dresden was about 40 minutes to the town of Kurort-Rathen, which is adorable. It sits on both banks of the Elbe River, and is the main gateway to Saxon-Switzerland National Park. I took a ferry ride across the river and the trails start right outside of the town. The park is huge, and there is lots... More 

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