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cinema | 6-bed dormitory
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much to experience in the surroundings

Dresden is not only a beautiful city, also its immediate surroundings invites to many day trips. A must is the unique landscape of "Saxon Switzerland", a National park just an hour away from Dresden with stunning sandstone rocks. The medieval town Meißen with the Albrechtsburg castle and the famous porcelain manufacture, the hunting castle Moritzburg with its lots of lakes around it, the fortress Stolpen or the castle Weesenstein are all well worth a visit. It's also definitely worthwhile to cycle along the river Elbe on the popular Elbe Cycle Route.

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Bastei bridge
Bastei bridge
Elbe Sandstone Mountains
Elbe Sandstone Mountains
sand stone rocks in the National Park
sand stone rocks in the National Park
view point in Elbe sandstone highlands
view point in Elbe sandstone highlands
river view in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains
river view in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains
national park "Saxon Switzerland"
national park "Saxon Switzerland"
Bastei bridge in winter
Bastei bridge in winter
sand stone rocks in winter
sand stone rocks in winter
Bastei bridge in winter
Bastei bridge in winter
hunting château Moritzburg
hunting château Moritzburg
Moritzburg castle in winter
Moritzburg castle in winter
Moritzburg castle
Moritzburg castle
steam boat in Rathen
steam boat in Rathen
Rathen village and table mountains
Rathen village and table mountains
sand stone rocks
sand stone rocks
Bastei bridge
Bastei bridge
Elbe river valley with sand stone rocks
Elbe river valley with sand stone rocks
  • Bastei bridge
  • Elbe Sandstone Mountains
  • sand stone rocks in the National Park
  • view point in Elbe sandstone highlands
  • river view in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains
  • national park "Saxon Switzerland"
  • Bastei bridge in winter
  • sand stone rocks in winter
  • Bastei bridge in winter
  • hunting château Moritzburg
  • Moritzburg castle in winter
  • Moritzburg castle
  • steam boat in Rathen
  • Rathen village and table mountains
  • sand stone rocks
  • Bastei bridge
  • Elbe river valley with sand stone rocks

Highlights

Pillnitz Castle

Former Pleasure Palace of the saxon royals, used to be venue for weddings and festivities, nowadays botanical garden and recreational park, many exhibitions and museums

www.schlosspillnitz.de

Saxon Switzerland

National Park, bizarre landscape, rocks of cretacious sandstone, deep and narrow valleys, table mountains and gorges, countless hiking trails

www.saechsische-schweiz.de

Saxon Switzerland

Schmilka

Off the beaten track, quiet and beautiful village, organic bakery and organic brewery (very tasty beer!!!), starting point for hikes in a less crowded part of Saxon Switzerland

www.schmilka.de (only in german)

Narrow Gauge Railway

Saxony's oldest narrow gauge railway, running since 120 years, beautiful views over the delightful countryside north of Dresden, 90 minute journey

www.steam-route-saxony.com

Meissen

Thousand years old picturesque town, medieval centre, "Albrechtsburg" Castle and Gothic Meissen Cathedral, famous for noble porcellain

www.touristinfo-meissen.de

Saxon Switzerland

Kurort Rathen

Perfect starting point for hikes up to the famous Bastei Bridge, a pretty lake called "Amselsee" and "Felsenbühne" a natural stage situated between the rocks in the forest

www.kurort-rathen.de

Saxon Switzerland

Fortress Königstein

Important monument of european fortress architecture, enthroned on a sandstone mesa, great 2,2km walk on the fortress wall with great views of a large part of Saxon Switzerland

www.festung-koenigstein.de

Weesenstein

One of the most striking castles in Saxony, standing on a craggy rock, unique architechtural ensemble, museum, beautiful baroque garden

www.schloss-weesenstein.de

Moritzburg

Former hunting residence of the Saxon Royals, built on a tiny island, houses museums and exhibitions, consists of 4 towers, surrounded by a pretty lake, beautiful park and little castles

www.schloss-moritzburg.de

Saxon Switzerland

Bad Schandau

Biggest "town" in Saxon Switzerland, National Park Centre, access to Kirnitzschtalbahn a tramline through the picturesque Kirnitzsch Valley, starting point for hikes up to the magnificient "Schrammsteine", thermal bath "Toskana Therme" with great Sauna area

www.nationalpark-saechsische-schweiz.de

Stolpen

Old town built on a former volcano, topped by a castle, many townhouses from the 15th to 19th century, fantastic 360° view from the castle

www.stolpen.de

Diessbar Seusslitz

Vineyards, forests and a beautiful baroque manor, access to castle "Heinrichsburg", extensive park, hiking trails, delightful wine taverns

www.elbweindoerfer.de (only in german)