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From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland National Park Full-Day Trip

From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland National Park Full-Day Trip

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Experience the Saxon Switzerland National Park. Discover the famous Bastei lookout rock and one of the largest fortifications in Europe, the Königstein Fortress. Take an optional onsite steamer trip on the largest historic side-wheel steamer fleet.

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Duration 7 hours
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Take a roundtrip tour through the Saxon Switzerland National Park and enjoy fantastic views
  • Have your breath taken away by the panoramic view from the Bastei lookout rock
  • Discover one of the largest European fortifications, the Königstein Fortress
  • Experience a ride on the oldest and largest side-wheel steamer fleet in the world (optional)
Full description
Explore the bizarre rocky landscape of the Saxon Switzerland National Park on a panoramic double-decker bus tour from Dresden. Marvel at the Bastei lookout rock, the world-famous Bastei Bridge, and the breathtaking circular route of the Königstein Fortress. Gather at the meeting point in Dresden then set off toward the picturesque Saxon Switzerland National Park. Swiss painters discovered the sandstone cliffs as a landscape backdrop more than 200 years ago, and the park's well-known natural highlights such as Schrammsteine, Rathen, and the Kirnitzschtal have inspired numerous artists, including Caspar David Friedrich and Richard Wagner. On this tour, go directly into and through the national park with your German-speaking guide. Soak up stunning panoramic views throughout, especially from the Bastei lookout rock (entry included). Explore the Königstein Fortress, one of the largest fortifications in Europe (entry not included). To conclude your tour, you can either return to Dresden by simply staying on the bus, or you can take an optional boat ride back to the city on the oldest and largest side-wheel steamer fleet in the world. The boat ride is not included and can only be purchased onsite.
  • Panoramic tour through the Saxon Switzerland National Park in a double-decker bus
  • German-speaking guide
  • Entry to the Bastei lookout rock and the world-famous Bastei bridge
  • Entry to Königstein Fortress (available to purchase onsite)
  • Steamboat ride on a side-wheel steamer (available to purchase onsite)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. Take your ticket directly to the city tour bus stop.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with mobility impairments
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

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The tickets must be exchanged on site. So be there early enough. Otherwise I really liked the tour. You have about 2 hours at each station. Only those who went back by steamer did not have the opportunity to go to the Königstein. Unfortunately, this was not apparent beforehand. But otherwise absolutely recommendable.

June 9, 2022

Very well organized. Everything worked out wonderfully. We will definitely come back to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

June 9, 2022

wonderful full day tour

May 31, 2022

Product ID: 383190