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  2. Saxony
  3. Dresden
  4. Bastei

From Dresden: Hike Through Saxon Switzerland with Transfers

Product ID: 207558
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Hike through the National Park in Saxon Switzerland with its unique landscape, bizarre rock formations, and interesting paths.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the sandstone rock formations at the Bastei bridge
  • Enjoy a wonderful mix of nature and history in Saxon Switzerland
  • Discover diverse landscapes
Full description
Discover the diversity of one of the most beautiful national parks during a hiking tour through the Bastei and Malerweg regions in Saxon Switzerland. After a comfortable train trip (20 minutes) from Dresden main station to Pirna, you will take the bus to the Bastei bridge (20 minutes). From there you start the hiking tour. The guides will attend to you all the times, including during the train trip.

The total hike is approximately 3.5 hours, 6.5 kilometers long including a short break (the entire trip including the transfers with bus and train is 5 hours). The level of difficulty is easy to average and the difference in altitude is approximately 160 meters downward.

Along the spectacular and bizarre rock formations, you can enjoy the panoramic views over the romantic Elbe valley and experience the Bastei area with its unique beauty. During the tour you will see various kind of landscapes, such as Schwedenlöcher, which inspired famous painters such as Caspar David Friedrich.

After a short break at Waterfall Amsel you will take a walk along Lake Amsel until Rathen. From here, will you take the ferry boat to the train station in Rathen and come back to Dresden. The harmonic interaction between history, fauna, and flora makes this tour perfect for those who love nature, history, and photography.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Tickets for train, bus, and ferry boat
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Dresden Information in the Dresden main train station, vis-a-vis from Platform 3.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please make sure you take a water bottle and wear appropriate footwear
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4.9 / 5
based on 18 reviews
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4.8/5
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Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Product ID: 207558