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Excursions & Leisure 2018-11-13T09:15:03+01:00

SAXON SWITZERLAND

Excursions & Leisure

Following a good night’s sleep and a sumptuous breakfast, Königstein and the surrounding areas provide plentiful ways to spend the day experiencing all that the area has to offer. Here are a few options in the vicinity of the hotel. Whether you’re looking for cultural, outdoor activities or relaxation, there’s something for everyone.

SAXON SWITZERLAND

Königstein Fortress

Königstein Fortress, the “Saxon Bastille”, is a hilltop fortress near Dresden, in Saxon Switzerland, Germany, above the town of Königstein on the left bank of the River Elbe. It is one of the largest hilltop fortifications in Europe and sits atop the table hill of the same name.

The 9.5 hectare rock plateau rises 240 meters above the Elbe and has over 50 buildings, some over 400 years old, that bear witness to the military and civilian life in the fortress.

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Königstein Fortress
Saxon Paddle Steamer Fleet on the Elbe river

SAXON SWITZERLAND

Saxon Paddle Steamer Fleet on the Elbe river

Come aboard the worldwide unique fleet of “Sächsische Dampfschiffahrt”. With a fleet of nine historic paddle steamers, between 81 and 131 years old, the Sächsische Dampfschiffahrt operates the largest and oldest fleet of historic paddle steamers in the world.

This unique fleet is completed by two elegant salon ships and two small cruisers. Enjoy the unique nostalgic charm of the paddle steamers with the paddle wheels making a rushing noise and the steam engines huffing.

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SAXON SWITZERLAND

Lilienstein mountain

Lilienstein is a highly distinctive mountain in Saxon Switzerland, in Saxony, southeastern Germany, and was once the site of a Bohemian castle. It is one of the few table mountains on the east of the river Elbe and constitutes the symbol of the Saxon Switzerland National Park.

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Lilienstein mountain
Bastei Rathen Saxon Switzerland

SAXON SWITZERLAND

Bastei

The Bastei is a rock formation towering 194 metres above the Elbe River in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany. Reaching a height of 305 metres above sea level, the jagged rocks of the Bastei were formed by water erosion over one million years ago. They are situated near Rathen, not far from Pirna southeast of the city of Dresden, and are the major landmark of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. They are also part of a climbing and hiking area that extends over the borders into the Bohemian Switzerland (Czech Republic).

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BOHEMIAN SWITZERLAND

Canyons of Kamenice near Hrensko

Nature walk with boat rides through the romantic nature along with Kamenice river in the Bohemian Switzerland

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Canyons of Kamenice near Hrensko
Stolpen Fortress Saxon Switzerland

SAXON SWITZERLAND

Stolpen Fortress

The medieval Stolpen fortress originated as a local rule castle, probably in the 12th century. Visible from far away this hilltop castle rises high over the country. In addition to its military function and the seat of the official administration over the Stolpen country it became a magnificent residence. Towards the middle of the 16th century it turned into a fortified castle and in the second half of the 17th century it expanded to the Saxon State Fortress.

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DRESDEN

Historic Dresden

Dresden is the capital of the Free State of Saxony. It is in the southeast of Germany, on the Elbe river. It is known for its panoramic views over buildings from the Baroque era and its wealth of art treasures.

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Historic Dresden
Pillnitz Castle Dresden

Dresden

Pillnitz Castle

Pillnitz Castle is a restored Baroque palace at the eastern end of the city of Dresden in the German state of Saxony. It is located on the bank of the River Elbe in the former village of Pillnitz. Pillnitz Castle was the summer residence of many electors and kings of Saxony.

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