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The Saxon Switzerland National Park is located in the federal state of Saxony and is located in two geographically separated regions. The western area includes the Bastei mountains, the Lilienstein and the Polentas, whereas the eastern area depicts the area of Schrammsteine, the Großer Winterberg and Hinter Sächsische Schweiz. The landscape consists of wooded areas, canyons and bizarre rock formations with hundreds of opportunities for hikers, bikers and climbers. If you are looking for the park, be sure to explore the Malerweg to see all the interesting and unique rock formations this National Park has to offer. In the neighboring Czech Republic, the protected area continues as the Bohemian Switzerland National Park.

Easy trail that is probably best done in "reverse" heading along the river flat through the small town and not immediately up the staircase. It gets steep and slippery, but there are handrails for a good portion. The view at the end (or the beginning if you start with the stairs) is spectacular. Parking is across the river and requires a 2Euro ferry boat ride.

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This trail is beautiful, highlighted by the amazing Pravcicka Gate. The scenery is stunning. Trails are clear to walk on but it’s a bit of a walk up to the gate. The boat ride is really nice. The guides on the boat don’t speak English. The rocks down the river have various shapes like a gorilla. Overall it’s a great day out.

I didn't do this exact trail, but a modified version of it. I took the boat ride along the Edmund's gorge, then hiked up to Mezna and not to Mezni Louka. This was a shorter route to get to Pravcicka Gate. I didn't have much time since the entry to the gate closes at 6p I think. Even saving half hour was a lot by taking this route. From Mezna, I went along Mlynska Cesta and reached the road where the path for Pravcicka gate starts. I did that route up and down and hiked back to Hrensko.

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

This is an amazing Trail, although it is near to the German Border the whole trail is actually in the Czech Republic. An absolute amazing walk, best visited early to mid spring or late summer as the immediate summertime is very busy.. must do is the boat ride along Edmunds Gorge.. Amazing Views and friendly boat staff.. A+

Wir sind zuerst zum Prebischtor gegangen - also anders herum. Das war gut, denn der Aufstieg nach der Bootsfahrt durch die Edmund-Klamm ist gigantisch steil und lang! Runter war es wesentlich leichter. Die unabdingbare Bootsfahrt ist sehr schön! Sie kostet ca. 3,50 pro Person. Leider gab es jede Menge Touristen, daher fehlt ein Stern.

gorgeous views

Don’t take the rout I took. We did about two hours of bush hikjng.

schöne spazieren im wald. schrammtur has great views and opportunities for rock climbing.

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!

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.

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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