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The Malerweg, also known as the Painter's Way, is one of Germany's most beautiful hiking trails. It's an 8 stage hike that totals 112 km in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and is known for its combination of stunning panoramic views, well-constructed paths, and historical landmarks. The route was once used by famous painters as a source of inspiration. The route begins in Liebethal and travels through Saxon-Switzerland National Park.

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Henriette Koch reviewed Malerweg Stage 8: Weißig to Pirna
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amazing route

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Well marked trail, though using the app kept me on course when there was question. Varied scenery. Bastei is beautbut over commercialized.

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Sarah Dörner reviewed Malerweg Stage 8: Weißig to Pirna
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Über den Canalettoweg in Prina (kurz vor dem Ende des Malerwegs) kommt man an der Gedenkstätte Sonnenstein vorbei. Erinnert an die Verbrechen der Nationalsozialisten und sollte man nie vergessen. Nehmt euch die Zeit für eine Besichtigung.

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Unbedingt in Thürmsdorf in die Schokoladenmanufaktur einkehren, sehr besondere Getränke und kleine süße Speisen.

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Gute Einkehrmöglichkeit: Schöna Gasthaus Zirkelstein. Sehr leckeres und frisches Essen! Weitere gute Einkehrmöglichkeit auf dem Papststein. Wer es gerne abenteuerlich hat, sollte die Falkenschlucht am Gohrischstein auf- bzw. absteigen. Unterkunft Villa Irene in Gohrisch sehr empfehlenswert, sehr sauber, idyllisch und herzlicher Empfang der Hausherrin. Kneipp-Becken im Keller - genau das richtige nach einem Wandertag!

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Malerweg 5. Etappe is a great sectionhike from Neumannmühle to Schmilka which You can walk within 3 - 5 hours (depending on Your physical condition) with great views (especially Goldsteinaussicht and Grosses Pohlshorn). You can also walk it from Schmilka to Neumannmühle (better stop then 200 m before at Buschmühle for a delicious fried trout "Forelle Buschmüllerin"). Have an awesome hike!

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The Malerweg is a 112 km long loop trail through the Sächsische Schweiz National Park near Dresden. The complete loop can be split in to multiple stages. The suggestion is to do it in 8 stages. This is the 5. Etappe (stage) from the Neumannmühle in Kirnitzschtal to Schmilka on the Elbe river. The hike goes to the top of the Große Wildberg (the second highest mountain in the Sächsische Schweiz and then down to the Elbe valley into the little town of Schmilka. The majority of the trail goes through the forests of the national park, which is changing from a spruce tree forest to a mix between spruce, beech and oak trees.

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We loved getting to see small German villages and beautiful scenery. It is straightforward to get to Stadt Wehlen from Dresden via the S Bahn and ferry. In Hohnstein, your options are to take the bus back to the river (and ferry and S-Bahn) or you can hike from Hohnstein to Rathen and take the ferry. Plan your route ahead of time if that is your intention. I was amazed to find such a lovely day of hiking so close to a major city.

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