Our self-guided walking holidays in Saxon Switzerland

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The most popular walking tour suggestions in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Circular tour Malerweg Trail

Level of difficulty: averageCircular tour (1st and last overnight stay in the same hotel)AugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)Top-Tour (popular tour)

10 days | approx. 115 km | from 609 €

Circular tour Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Level of difficulty: averageCircular tour (1st and last overnight stay in the same hotel)AugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)Top-Tour (popular tour)

8 days | approx. 83 km | from 499 €

Overwiev of all hiking tour offers in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Circular tour Malerweg Trail

Level of difficulty: averageCircular tour (1st and last overnight stay in the same hotel)AugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)Top-Tour (popular tour)

10 days | approx. 115 km | from 609 €

Malerweg Trail 1st part (Pirna – Bad Schandau)

Level of difficulty: averageCircular tour (1st and last overnight stay in the same hotel)AugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)

6 days | approx. 55 km | from 369 €

Malerweg Trail 2nd part (Bad Schandau – Pirna)

Level of difficulty: averagePlace-to-place tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)

6 days | approx. 60 km | from 359 €

Circular tour Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Level of difficulty: averageCircular tour (1st and last overnight stay in the same hotel)AugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)Top-Tour (popular tour)

8 days | approx. 83 km | from 499 €

More information about our walking holidays in Saxon Switzerland

Welcome to the romantic hiking region of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains!

Map of our German hiking regions where AugustusTours organizes walking holidaysThe German part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains located a few miles from Dresden in the southeast of Germany is also known as Saxon Switzerland. This nick name "Saxon Switzerland" was given by two Swiss painters who were impressed by the similarity of the area with their own country.

During your walking holidays you will see bizarre rock formations, massive woods, plateaus and valleys of various shapes alongside the Elbe River inclusive famous natural and cultural sights such as the "Fortress Koenigstein", the "Barbarine" and "Pfaffenstein" rocks and the well known Rock Arch Pravčická Brána in Bohemian Switzerland (the largest natural stone bridge on the European continent).

Walking along the Elbe Sandstone Mountains Malerweg Trail

The Malerweg trail is one of the most famous ones in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. This circular trail is 112 km long and leads you along the Bastei Bridge, the health resort Bad Schandau, the Lichtenhain Waterfall, the Fortress Königstein back to its destination Pirna.

As the name of Malerweg trail (literal translation: Painter's trail) already suggests, you hike along the tracks of famous painters as e.g. Casper David Friedrich and Ludwig Richter. Both were inspired by the magnificent view from the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and created unique paintings back in the 18th century.

We would be happy to organize your walking holidays in Saxon Switzerland

Logo of the most famous hiking trail in Saxon Switzerland - the Elbe Sandstone Mountains Malerweg TrailSince 2007 we have been offering walking holidays as self-guided tours in English language and thereby have gained a lot of experience with foreign travellers. If you are interested in booking a hiking tour in Saxon Switzerland we would be glad to become your travel partner! All you need to worry about are arrival, departure and a good pair of hiking boots – the entire rest you can leave up to us!

We will organise the reservation of your hotels, the transport of your luggage and if necessary lunch packages, transfers or further services. If you want to know more about our walking holidays in general or get more details information about our hiking tours in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, please feel free to contact us!

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