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From Dresden: Paddle Steamer Cruise to Königstein Fortress

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Experience Dresden's surroundings from the water on a paddle steamer cruise along the banks of the Elbe. See the 4 famous Elbe castles and the bizarre rock formations while cruising through the Saxon Switzerland mountain range.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
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  • Take a cruise along the Dresden Elbe Valley
  • Experience the Canaletto view and admire the Elbe castles
  • Admire the impressive Bastei rock formation in Rathen
  • Take a look at the world-famous Königstein Fortress in Königstein
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Witness the versatility of „Dresden Elbe” and the Saxon Switzerland with a cruise between Dresden and Königstein. From bizarrely shaped rock formations via opulent wine-growing districts and fascinating baroque palaces through to the unique skyline of Dresden. Only the city center of Dresden, with the Frauenkirche, Semperoper, and the Brühl´s Terrace, presents priceless views. Above that, you can discover the three beautiful Elbe castles and the Pillnitz Palace and Park along the riverbanks of the Elbe while driving. 

In Saxon Switzerland await the cities Pirna, Stadt Wehlen and Kurort Rathen and also Königstein to be spotted. Here you can admire the world-famous “Festung Königstein”, which is 250 meters high and looks back at a history of more than 700 years.

This tour offers different options for traveling, like a round trip or single trips with start in Dresden or Königstein. Please check the several journey times.
  • Round trip Dresden - Königstein - Dresden or single trip (depending on the option booked)
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee for Königstein
  • Food and drinks on board
  • Approach and departure to the landing stage

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Please exchange your voucher for your ticket on Elbweg 01824 Königstein - downstream on the left side of the Elbe.

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  • Disability card
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  • Smoking
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• Voucher must be exchanged for a valid ticket at the meeting point up to 20 minutes before departure
• Student or disability ID card must be presented on the day if applicable to your booking
• In case of extremely high or low water levels, the timetable may change or certain trips may be canceled

From US$ 26.08 per person

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