Walks

A walk offers an unsurpassed opportunity to get acquainted with the distinctive features and sights of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. And it does not require any unsusual amounts of physical condition or time. A sunset at the Bastei look-out, the spring awakening of snowflakes on the meadows of Polenz Valley or a summer walk in our cool valleys – nature lovers will find whatever their hearts desire.

R E C O M M E N D A T I O N S

To the Bastei view

The Bastei look-out with a view of the rear region of Saxon Switzerland / Photo: Archive National Park Management, H. Riebe

The Bastei look-out with a view of the rear region of Saxon Switzerland / Photo: Archive National Park Management, H. Riebe

Route: Bastei car park – Bastei hotel – look-out and back

Distance: 0.9 km


The spring snowflakes in Polenz Valley

The Polenz Valley is one of the last retreats for wild-growing snowflakes, also known as spring snowflakes / Photo: Archive National Park Management, P. Jäger

The Polenz Valley is one of the last retreats for wild-growing snowflakes, also known as spring snowflakes / Photo: Archive National Park Management, P. Jäger

Route: Bockmühle below Cunnersdorf near Hohnstein – Polenz Valley / spring snowflake meadows – bridge and back

Distance: 1.3 km


By passenger lift to the lynx compound

Blick Richtung Personenaufzug

The historical passenger lift in Bad Schandau / Photo: Archive National Park Management, K. Jäpelt

Route: Elbe quay Bad Schandau – along the river (An der Elbe) – passenger lift – lynx compound and back

Distance: 2.4 km


Through Rathen to lake Amselsee

Boote auf Amselsee

Lake Amselsee at the foot of the rocks of Rathen / Photo: Archive National Park Management, S. Klingner

Route: Car park Kurort Rathen – ferry – city of Rathen – lake Amselsee and back

Distance: 3.4 km


Inside Polenz Valley to Waltersdorfer Mühle

Wanderweg im Polenztal

Hiking trail along the Polenz River / Photo: Archive National Park Management, K. Jäpelt

Route: Porschdorf / Frinzthalmühle car park – Polenz Valley – Waltersdorfer Mühle and back

Distance: 5.8 km

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