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Rock 'N' Rolling Through the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

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Only a few kilometres from Dresden, the wildly romantic rock landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains is one of Germany’s most idiosyncratic natural beauties.
Distance 182.7 km
2:30 h
1,899 m
1,899 m
The landscape here is known as the Saxony Switzerland National Park, one of Germany’s major national parks. Bizarre mountains, steeply rising rocks and deep gorges make the scenery truly unique. The Elbe runs right through these natural wonders. If you like your bike tours to come with curves and breathtaking views, you’ll love this terrain.

The fun starts right behind Stolpen on the former race track near Hohnstein. From Sebnitz the road winds its way through the romantic “Kirnitzschtal“ valley up to the spa town of Bad Schandau. If you want to take a break from driving, we recommend the “Kirnitzschtalbahn“, a tram that has been running amidst forest and rocks for more than 120 years. On the stretch up to Berggießhübel, you’ll see “Königstein“ fortress and the distinctive shape of the “Lilienstein“, an imposing table mountain.

Leaving the national park behind, the tour continues in the beautiful “Müglitztal“ valley featuring Weesenstein Palace, the town of Glashütte which is famous for the watches of the same name and the mining town Geising in the eastern part of the Ore Mountains.

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Christina Czach
Update: August 26, 2019
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627 m
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105 m
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Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH

Bautzner Straße 45/47
D-01099 Dresden
tel.: +49 (0) 351 491723
fax: +49 (0) 351 4969306

mail: info@sachsen-tour.de

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Dresden (113 m)
Coordinates:
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51.064239, 13.762650
DMS
51°03'51.3"N 13°45'45.5"E
UTM
33U 413296 5657696
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Coordinates

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51.064239, 13.762650
DMS
51°03'51.3"N 13°45'45.5"E
UTM
33U 413296 5657696
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182.7 km
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2:30 h
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1,899 m
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1,899 m
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