A Getaway to the Saxon Switzerland National Park


"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

Basteibrücke Elbsandsteingebirge

Hey friends! How is everyone’s summer? 😊 
In the past few weeks my parents and I did a ton of exploring of our beautiful home - the ore mountains. I shared tons of pretty footage on my YouTube channel which you should definitely check out if you want to learn about some hidden spots in Saxony & must-see places for your next Germany trip. 

Saxon Switzerland

Anyway, this week we decided to go on a rather spontaneous trip to the Saxon Switzerland. The Saxon Switzerland is a National Park close to Saxony’s capital Dresden. It is a well-loved spot for climbing, hiking, cycling and all of that fun stuff! The landscape is stunning and I honestly didn’t think that I would find such beautiful nature so close to my home. It really reminds me of the Yosemite National Park (the most amazing place I ever visited), it is just a little smaller of course 😉.  

Elbsandsteingebirge Elbe

In this post I wanted to share with you some impressions of our short holiday in the Saxon Switzerland. We only really had 2 full days and 1 half day there but we tried to fit in as much as possible, so we did a bike tour along the river Elbe (it was so nice!) and we also did a hiking trip to the Bastei, Schwedenlöcher and Amselsee. All in all we had a wonderful time and it definitely wasn’t the last time that we visited the Saxon Switzerland. But enough talking (or writing to be correct) - see the beauty yourself! 😊

Before we get started with what we did on our trip I wanted to show you our beautiful accommodation. We stayed at an old farmhouse where we could sat outside for breakfast each morning enjoying the wonderful weather and an even more wonderful view. It was seriously so nice! 

Elbradweg am Kurort Rathen

Kurort Rathen

After we arrived and unpacked we got on our bikes and headed to lovely Rathen, a fairytale village alongside the Elbe Cycle Route. We ate some yummy ice cream, enjoyed the warm temperatures & sunny weather and of course the stunning view across the river Elbe with the Sandstone Mountains in the background.

Pirna Sächsische Schweiz

Pirna Sächsische Schweiz

Pirna Sächsische Schweiz

In the evening we went to a nearby town Pirna, which welcomed us with a pretty sunset, lovely architecture and an overall charming cityscape. 

Bastei Elbsandsteingebirge

Elbe Saxon Switzerland

Saxon Switzerland

We began the next day bright and early to go on a hiking tour. The weather was awesome and our first stop was the Bastei - a popular viewpoint in the Saxon Switzerland. I think we can all agree that the view is absolutely stunning. Just a little warning: if you are afraid of heights the Basteibrücke might be a rather adventurous sight for you (but the view is definitely worth it!).

Amselgrund Schwedelöcher

Then we went (what feels like a thousands) stairs downhill (fortunately, I would have died if we had to go up those stairs 😧) to the Schwedenlöcher and the Amselgrund. I didn't take a lot of pictures down there but I linked some for you to see!

Schmilka Elbsandsteingebirge

Our third and final day was spent cycling along the Elbe - we stopped by the cute village Schmilka and cycled through Bad Schandau, Königstein, Rathen and Wehlen. The Elbe Cycle Path is honestly so nice and even if you don't like cycling that much, you will enjoy it!

I hope you like the pictures as much as I do! If you even get the chance to visit Saxony make sure you visit the Saxon Switzerland - a definite must-see spot in Germany for lovers of stunning nature and great photography ☺️! Kisses, Laura xx


  1. Wow ich wusste gar nicht, dass es in Deutschland so schöne Plätze gibt, danke für diese wunderschöne Inspiration!
    LG http://meingedankenspielblog.blogspot.de/

    1. Ja Deutschland hat so viel zu bieten! 😊
      Es gibt nicht nur Touristenhochburgen wie Berlin, München & Heidelberg sondern auch Plätze wie diese die wirklich sehr sehenswert sind! 😊💖
      Hugs, Laura xx

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