The Brand is located right in the forest, about 170 meters above Polenz valley in the north of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The famous Brand view, about 3 km from the town of Hohnstein, is also referred to as “the balcony of Saxon Switzerland”. At an altitude of 317 m above sea level, visitors can enjoy a panorama view of unforgettable beauty, the view reaches from the Bastei to the Schrammsteine as well as to the Ore Mountains and Bohemian mountains. Visit the National Park information center at the Brand log cabin.
- Basteikraxler (go without haste from Bad Schandau to Hohnstein and hike to the Brand)
- With the National Park Rail U 28 on the line Děčin – Bad Schandau – Sebnitz – Rumburk to the stop Kohlmühle or on the S-Bahn to Rathen, then hike to the Brand.
- By car you can drive right up to Hohnstein. There is limited parking right in front of the Hohnstein castle.
Information and accommodation are available at:
Tel: 03 59 75/8 68 13, Fax: 03 59 75/8 68 10