Welcome to Saxon Switzerland

You could tick off the area’s highlights on a long daytrip from Dresden, but to truly experience the magic of Saxon Switzerland, stay overnight and enjoy a couple of good walks. In addition to hiking, this is one of Germany's premier rock-climbing destinations, offering over 15,000 routes. Cyclists can follow the lovely Elberadweg.

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$179.28 Day Trips & Excursions

Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park from Prague

After your early morning pick-up from your Prague hotel, you will learn about Czech countryside history, its people and habits while driving to the national park. Escape the hustle of the city with this full day trip and enjoy the beauty of Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland National Parks and spend a day in nature with your local guide in a small group of 1 to 8 people.Bohemian Switzerland National Park is certified as a 'European Destination of Excellence' by the European Commission. Visit places where scenes from the Chronicles of Narnia movie were filmed, hike or stroll to explore the beauty of the park and get enchanted by the unspoiled nature of sandstone canyons, lush forests and majestic rock pillars. See one of the most beautiful natural pearls of Europe!Enjoy this unique location and explore the park at your own preference by choosing your favorite tour option: • Bohemian Switzerland National Park Easy Tour - boat ride & Bastei gives you a great overview of two national parks in one day. Kick back and relax as your tour takes you through the parks to the best viewpoints such as the Bastei bridge overlooking the monumental Elbe canyon with the Neurathen rock fortress ruins around. Then enjoy a serene dinghy ride in the first zone of the national park, the Gorges of Kamenice river canyon. Easy and effortless 7 km walking tour with delicious lunch included. • Bohemian Switzerland National Park Pravcicka Gate Hike & Boats takes you to the biggest sandstone arch in Europe and the symbol of the national park, the Pravcicka Brana. You will enjoy great views onto Germany and the surrounding sandstone mountains. Next you will visit the popular Gorges of Kamenice for a dinghy ride through a pristine river canyon. 15 km moderate hiking tour for an active day out with lunch in a local restaurant included. • Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Bastei and Gate Winter Hike is your only chance to see the two greatest symbols of two national parks during the winter time. This mid-challenging hike will take you to the amazing Bastei bridge in Saxon Switzerland with spectacular table mountain views around and you will also see the largest natural arch on the continent - the Pravcicka Gate. All in one day and with lunch in a local Czech restaurant included. • Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Bastei & Tisa Winter Walk is an easier option to visit two national parks during a winter day. You can feel like in a movie as we will take you to Tisa rocks where the Chronicles of Narnia movie was filmed. Then you will visit the Bastei bridge in Germany with spectacular views to the Elbe canyon. Visit two countries in one day. • Bohemian Switzerland Snow & Icefalls Winter tour  is your chance to see unique frozen ice-falls in the national park !

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Dresden to Saxon Switzerland Park: 12-Hour Group Tour, Lunch

Your local guide will pick you up at your Dresden accomodation early in the morning. Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle while learning about local culture, history and main highlights on the way towards the National Park. Taste snacks and enjoy beverages throughout the entire day. Arrive at the Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland before the main crowds appear to gain the ultimate experience of the place. All the admission and bathroom fees are included.  You will have abundance of time to admire the filming sites of the Chronicles of Narnia movie in your group of max. 10 people. Spend an unforgettable day in the Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland National Park - one of the most unique natural reserves of Europe – by choosing one of our following tour options: • BEST OF - Hiking Tour is the right choice, if you want to see the main highlights of both National Parks. Visit two countries in one day! The first destination is the magnificent Bastei Bridge. Feast on the breathtaking views of the Elbe river canyon, surrounded by unique sandstone rock formations. Then enjoy the rolling landscape full of tiny German villages and famous table mountains. The following hike brings you near the main symbol of Bohemian Switzerland - the Pravcicka Gate - the largest sandstone arch in Europe. After tasting the rich local cousine (lunch included), sail on gondola-style boats through the soothing Kamenice river gorge. 12hrs/10km active hike. • BEST OF - Winter Edition is an ideal choice for an active winter visit of the region. Marvel at the beauty of snow-covered sandstone towers. Stroll across the Bastei Bridge to reach the medievil ruins of Neurathen Castle. Enjoy the Pravcicka Gate during the season pictured in Narnia. Hot beverages and a lunch in a local restaurant (included) will help you regain all your energy. 10hrs/7km moderate hike. • Fantasy Highlights Tour brings together the two main fantasy filming sites of the region. Experience Narnia while hiking through the sandstone labyrinth of Tyssa Walls (Bohemian Switzerland). Enjoy a tasty lunch (included) in a local restaurant and continue to the Saxon Switzerland to reach the amazing Bastei Bridge. 10hrs/5km easy walk.

$497.37 Day Trips & Excursions

Saxon & Bohemian Switzerland photography trip

Our professional photography tutor will pick you up at your hotel in Prague around 2 - 4 PM depending on the year season. Then, he will drive you on the car or minivan, depending on the group size, straight to the Saxon & Bohemian Switzerland National Park. Groups are small, up to 7 persons. Be ready to enter an ancient mountain realm, carved by cliffs, deep canyons and wild gorges, with volcanic hills and soaring sandstone rock formations standing on silent patrol above the forested landscape of the Saxon & Bohemian Switzerland. This is where you will get a taste of pristine scenery orchestrated by huge slabs of stone piled upon each other - a true sea of rocks whose visually compelling landscape found its way to the works of many romantic painters. Just to give you an idea of some of the locations, the trip could contain depending mostly on the weather conditions: • Carolafelsen — Romantic cliff viewpoint in Saxon Switzerland, from which we will be shooting high above the Kirnitzsch valley surrounded by rocks and woods with the majestic Schrammsteine and Lilienstein in the background. • Křížový vrch — Standing in the middle of Bohemian Switzerland, this treeless hill is an open invitation to a beautiful 360° view of the whole surroundings. • Schrammsteine — Towering high above the Elbe River in Saxon Switzerland, this majestically jagged rock formation provides what are probably the most stunning views in the Saxon Switzerland. • Zirkelstein — A small table mountain in Saxon Switzerland offering a dramatic view of the Kamenice River valley, the cliffs of Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland, with Lusatian Mountains silently patrolling the landscape’s background. • Gorges of River Kamenice — This field trip will be about taking pictures of the River Kamenice, whose waters run deep below the sandstone cliffs of Bohemian Switzerland. • Vilemínina stěna — Offering picturesque vistas of the village of Jetřichovice and the landmark of Růžovský vrch (Rosy hill) in the background, this formation is an each way bet. • Bastei — Towering 194 metres above the Elbe River, the jagged rock formation of Bastei is one of the most prominent lookout points of Saxon Switzerland treating viewers to an incredibly sweeping view of its surroundings. We will be shooting mostly during sunset, and in case of overcast sky and/or rain there is always the possibility of taking our gear down to the gorges in pursuit of various creeks and rivers. Or if we strike it lucky with the slowly crawling high fog (low clouds), we will also be shooting the hillsides of Lusatian Mountains covered with lush green beech forests. When the sunset session is over, the photography tutor will drive you back to your hotel in Prague.

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