Excursion Saxon Switzerland

Departure: Stop Dr.-Külz-Ring / Altmarkt-Galerie
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Excursion Saxon Switzerland

Departure: Stop Dr.-Külz-Ring / Altmarkt-Galerie
Duration: approx. 8 hrs.
Languages: Image  in german only
Times: May Mon. 9:30 a.m. | Jun.-Oct. Mon., Wed. 9:30 a.m.
Optional: Return by boat (excluding fare boat)

A special nature experience:
Enjoy this guided bus trip along the banks of the river Elbe. For a short photo stop, you stop at Pillnitz Castle, before the bus continues directly into the Saxon Switzerland National Park. The bizarre and impressive rock landscape which opens up to us in the upper Elbe Valley from Pirna onwards, has always been the most popular excursion destination for the residents of Dresden and their guests. The famous nature highlights such as the Barbarine rock and the Schrammsteine have inspired artists like Caspar David Friedrich and Richard Wagner. On our stop at the world-famous Bastei you will be treated to a breathtaking view of the Elbe Valley and surrounding rock formations. The Lilienstein and Königstein mesas are seemingly close enough to touch. Our next stop is the Königstein Fortress, one of the largest fortresses in Europe, with its casemates, barracks and deep sandstone wells. The glorious vista over the Ore Mountains and the Bohemian Central Uplands will be etched in your memory forever before returning to Dresden by double decker bus.

Option: Return by boat! A boat ride from Königstein to Dresden through the fabulous scenery of the national park leaves you with a “pure nature experience” and is a perfect ending to your excursion.


  • 1Hop-on at stop Dr.-Külz-Ring / Altmarkt-Galerie
  • 2/span>Trip via Bad Schandau to bus parking Bastei
  • 3Stay approx. 2 hrs. Bastei - choice to lunch or walk at Bastei bridge
  • 4View of Barbarine, Felsenburg Neurathen, Schrammsteine
  • 5Continued trip to Königstein fortress (bus parking and lift)
  • 6Stay approx. 2 hr. - choice to go by elevator or walk to the Königstein fortress
  • 7Tip: Option Return by boat (only April-Oct)
    Departure paddle steamer 3:00 pm from Königstein (arrival 6:00 pm Dresden)
  • 8Return with double decker bus to stop Dr.-Külz-Ring / Altmarkt-Galerie


excluding admission tickets
optional: return by boat (April-Oct.)

Tip: return by Elbe paddle steamer (April-Oct.)
Departure 3:00 p.m. from Königstein / Arrival 6:00 p.m. in Dresden


Adult(s): 20.00 €*
Reduced: 20.00 €*
Child(ren) with adult: 20.00 €*
Child(ren) without adult: 20.00 €*
Group of 15 people or more: 20.00 €*
Severely disabled 100%: 20.00 €**
* excluding admission tickets and fare boat


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