Saxon Switzerland National Park is located approximately 40 km south of Dresden, the capital of Saxony. Your journey here starts with planning your itinerary. Click here for an overview map.
You best use public transport – you can find all important links for planning your trip at the bottom of this page.
Those who wish to use their own cars, drive from Dresden via the A 17 in the direction of Prague to the exit Pirna, then in the direction of Bad Schandau or Lohmen further into the Saxon Switzerland National Park Region (construction sites overview).
When looking for a place to stay, the English pages of the tourist association and our local tourist information offices can offer assistance.
Arrival by rail/train
Overview of train stops
Pirna – Obervogelgesang – Stadt Wehlen – Kurort Rathen – Königstein – Bad Schandau – Krippen – Schmilka – Schöna – Dolni Žleb (Niedergrund) – Čertova Voda (Tschirte) – Postřední Žleb (Mittelgrund) – Děčin – Sebnitz
Arrival by bus
Arrival by bike
Our advice: Why not start your tour in the National Park Region on a bike bus! These buses will take you and your two-wheeler to the best starting points – and onto some mountains. Overview of the German-Czech border crossings.
You can find more information about transport in the Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland under: Information material
Arrival by plane
Airport Dresden Klotzsche – then on the Airport S-Bahn S2 directly to Pirna several times every hour