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Short hiking trip along the Malerweg trail Part 2

Journey

Travel time
6 days/ 5 nights
Travel period
01.04.2020 - 15.11.2020
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Total length of tour
60 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: averagePlace-to-place tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)
  • View of the Königstein Fortress

  • View of the landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

  • View from Wehlen down to the Elbe River

  • Rock formation in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

  • Hiker at the Biedermann-Mausoleum in Thürmsdorf

PLEASE NOTE: We are very happy to welcome you again as our guests! Please give us a necessary lead time of 7 days for new bookings, so that we can prepare your trip in the best possible way.

What to expect

The unique rock formations of Elbe Sandstone Mountains have been fascinating people from all over the world at all times. There, poets and painters once found inspiration and a counterpart to turbulent city life.

The Elbe Sandstone Mountains Malerweg trail, a 112 km long circular tour, leads you from Pirna along the Bastei Bridge, the Brandstein view point, the Schrammsteine massif, the Fortress Königstein and charming villages back to its origin Pirna.

Not only does this short hiking trip along Malerweg trail lead you to the tourist attractions Pfaffenstein and Fortress Königstein, it also guides you to less famous sights. As the trail passes through secluded paths and untouched nature, it enchants both nature lovers and fans of hiking.

Numerous observation decks are located either directly on the Malerweg trail or just a stone’s throw away. Look forward to the fascination offered by the hiking region Saxon Switzerland!

This walking trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Itinerary

Detailed tour description

Day 1: Individual arrival at Krippen
Krippen, a district of Bad Schandau, suggests itself being the perfect starting destination for short hiking tours along Malerweg trail on the left side of the Elbe River. Krippen is a district of Bad Schandau, which is a governmentally approved spa resort and is ideally situated for going for a short hike on Caspar David Friedrich trail or taking the ferry to Bad Schandau (extra costs). There you can enjoy the afternoon going for a walk or relaxing in the local Toscana thermal bath.

Day 2: Neumannmühle – Großer Winterberg – region Schmilka/ Reinhardtsdorf (approx. 14 22 km, walking time: approx. 6  8 hrs)
You start the day taking the bus back to Neumannmühle to continue the walking tour along the Malerweg Trail. Explore the region called ‘Hintere Sächsische Schweiz’ with Zeughaus and Goldstein view point before climbing up to Großer Winterberg, with 556 metres the second highest mountain in Saxon Switzerland. On the descent to Schmilka we recommend a short detour to the Kipphorn view point. After crossing the Elbe River by ferry in Schmilka (additional costs) you walk up steps to Schöna and soon reach your todays's destination.

Day 3: region Schmilka/ Reinhardtsdorf – Gohrisch (approx. 9  17 km, walking time: 4 6.5 hrs)
Enjoy today’s view on the Schrammstein massif located on the other side of the Elbe River. Before you will reach the spa resort Gohrisch, you climb up the mesas Papstein and Gohrisch. Capture the different spectacular views of the landscape of Elbe Sandstone Mountains from the respective peaks.

Day 4: Gohrisch – Königstein/ Weißig (approx. 9/16 km, walking time: approx. 4/5.5 hrs)
The Elbe Sandstone Mountains Malerweg trail will take you first to the Pfaffenstein massif. You will reach the top via the narrow Nadelöhr, a steep ascent featuring steel staircases and ladders and an imposing view over to Lilienstein and Königstein fortress will await you. After catching a glimpse of the impressive fortress from the distance, the Malerweg trail now leads you through the town of Königstein and to the fortress. The hiking stage will give you plenty of time to explore the tourist attraction.  

Day 5: Königstein/ Weißig – Pirna (approx. 20/13 km, walking time: approx. 7.5/5 hrs)
Your fourth hiking tour on Malerweg trail part 2 firstly leads you to Thürmsdorf, where you can visit its castle and chocolate manufacture. Latter allows gourmets to taste various chocolate creations.

Day 6: Individual departure
Four eventful and varied walking trips on Elbe Sandstone Mountains Malerweg Trail lay behind you now. How about some more days of relaxing vacation in Saxon Switzerland or a cultural trip to Dresden? You are very welcome to prolong your journey with additional nights in Dresden and enjoy the cultural flair of the baroque city. We would be delighted to book additional overnight stays for you in Dresden or in other towns along the trail.

This walking trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.



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Services

Services included

  • Welcome surprise
  • 5 x overnight stay in hotels and guesthouses with 3-star-standard
  • 5 x continental breakfast
  • Train tickets for the second hiking day
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation during your walking tours
  • GPS data on request
  • 1 package with maps and information material per room (in English language)
  • 24-hours-service-hotline during your walking holidays

Bookable value-added services for these walking holidays along Malerweg trail

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package to personalize your short walking tour along the Elbe Sandstone Mountains Malerweg trail: 

  • Additional nights at every overnight location according to the tour description or in Dresden

Prices of these value-added services are detailed under the tab "Quotes".

Further advice on the hiking tours along the Malerweg trail

  • Please note that in certain cities in the Elbe Sanstone Mountains compulsory city, tourist or occupancy taxes may be required to be paid. Unless otherwise indicated, the taxes are not included in our prices and have to be paid directly to the hotel.

This walking trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.


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Quotes

Prices for services included

incl. luggage transfer
Dbl
Sgl
Tpl
Price validity: 01.04.2020 to 15.11.2020
379.00 € per person
479.00 € per person
Single traveller
549.00 € per person

Prices for additional nights

Dbl per night/person
Sgl per night/person
Tpl
Bad Schandau
55.00 €
80.00 €
Reinhardtsdorf/Schmilka
52.00 €
67.00 €
Kurort Gohrisch
52.00 €
67.00 €
Königstein
48.00 €
66.00 €
Pirna
55.00 €
73.00 €
Dresden
55.00 €
80.00 €


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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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