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Cruise to Königstein Fortress

Product ID: 50483
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Experience Dresden's surroundings from the water and enjoy a cruise with a paddle steamer in the direction of Saxon Switzerland/Königstein. Drive along the banks of the Elbe and see the three famous Elbe castles.
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Duration 3 - 9.5 hours
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience a cruise along the Elbe valley with start in Dresden, experience the Canaletto view and admire the Elbe castles
  • Discover Weesenstein Castle and the Baroque Garden in Heidenau
  • Admire the impressive Bastei rock formation in Rathen and 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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  • Student card
Not allowed
  • Smoking
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In case of extremely high or low water levels, the timetable may change or certain trips may be cancelled.
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