Saxon Switzerland National Park

Full of Forests and Sandstone Rock Formations

The National Park Sächsische Schweiz is a nature reserve in the far south of Germany. It is especially popular with hikers and climbers. It’s a rugged area with dense forests and amazing sandstone rock formations. These are the sights of the Saxon Switzerland National Park.

The low mountain range is ideal for hiking through the woods and along the rivers. Unfortunately, many travellers only visit the famous stone bridge, which has become famous via social media.

The Unique Bastei Bridge

The Bastei Bridge in Germany.

The Bastei Bridge is very popular with photographers and hikers. It is a very photogenic place and well worth the walk up there. This rock formation has a height of 305 meters. The absolute crowning glory is a bridge to a viewpoint. It is especially beautiful in the morning and evening. Although it is actually always beautiful. Even in the rain.

Read my article on the Bastei Bridge

Accommodations around Saxon Switzerland National Park

The park is big enough to stay for several days. You have a great choice of small hotels, hostels and nice Bed & Breakfasts. You can also rent handy holiday homes for a few days or a week.

The Ruggedness of Saxon Switzerland National Park

This is a rugged area full of forests and wonderful sandstone cliffs. The park has only been a national park since 1990 and is approximately 9,350 hectares.

Photographers enjoy capturing the rugged landscape.

Saxon Switzerland National Park was recently created. The park was not established until 1990. The nature reserve is located in the far southeast of Germany. It is located in the state of Saxony, near the city of Dresden. So you can combine a visit to the city and nature well.

The nature park is located against the Bohemian Switzerland National Park in the Czech Republic. Where you can even walk across the border. This way you can enjoy both nature reserves. It is located to the east of Dresden.

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