The Saxon Switzerland National Park is Saxony's only national park and the only rock national park in Germany. The national park strange, ancient and mythical eroded rock formations, which date from the Cretaceous period, are an unforgettable experience for visitors. With its chalky sandstone cliffs, deeply carved valleys and gorges it is a popular destination.
With more than 700 km of space, it is one of Europe's last large wildernesses, ideal for hiking and climbing or just a relaxed day out. Admission to the National Park is and the famous Bastei Bridge is free. There is no official entry point; you can access the area on all paths (outside the core zone). In the core zone, you must stay on the sign-posted hiking and climbing paths.
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Address Saxon Switzerland National Park Saxon Switzerland is located 30 kilometres southeast of Dresden Regional trains (S-Bahn) connect Dresden and Saxon Switzerland at least every 30 minutes. If you have some time: take a romantic boat tour between Dresden and Saxon Switzerland on the river Elbe on one of the world's oldest paddle-steamers.