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Rocky landscape on the Elbe

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From the cultural capital Dresden, we cycle almost 50 kilometres along the Elbe Cycle Path to Bad Schandau. The path takes us past many cultural sights and the impressive rocky scenery of Saxon Switzerland.
moderate
Distance 47.2 km
3:00 h
218 m
205 m
159 m
104 m
We start in the cultural city of Dresden. Besides the Old Town on the banks of the Elbe, the Semper Opera House, Zwinger, St. Trinity Cathedral, Albertinum, Hofkirche and of course the Frauenkirche (1), there is so much to see here that you have to stay for several days. From Neustadt station we start our tour on Hansastraße, passing under the railway tracks and turning right into Antonstraße towards the Elbe. On the Marienbrücke bridge we reach the other side of the river. Here we turn immediately left into Ostra-Straße. From here we follow the Elbuferweg. We pass the three Loschwitz castles, which stand on the slopes on the other side of the river. Soon we also pass the Loschwitz Bridge, built in 1893 and called the "blue wonder" (2) because of its blue paint. We continue our walk along the Elbe and finally see the onion dome of the church "Maria am Wasser" on the other bank. Not far from there we can take the Pillnitz ferry to the other bank and visit Pillnitz Palace (3) with its five parks. Then we cycle along the right bank and follow the signs to Pirna. The old town, the St. Mary's Church, the Canalotto House and the Post Office Distance Column are worth seeing. As we continue, the cliffs of the imposing Elbe Mountains soon stretch upwards. The good view accompanies us from the Königsnase viewpoint (4), through Obervogelsang, Wehlen and Rathen to Königstein. The fortress (5) was built with 22 buildings by several master builders 240 metres above the Elbe. There were 1000 post-mile pillars, of which 176 are still preserved today. Also worth seeing are the Military History Museum and the 152-metre-deep well. From here it is not far to Bad Schandau. Via Prosen and Rathmannsdorf we reach the spa town with its local history museum and St. John's Church. Our cycle tour ends at the railway station, which we reach via Schandauer Straße and Friedrich-Gottlob-Keller Straße.
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159 m
Lowest point
104 m
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Dresden-Neustadt railway station (112 m)
Coordinates:
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51.065630, 13.738700
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51°03'56.3"N 13°44'19.3"E
UTM
33U 411621 5657880
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Destination

Bad Schandau train station

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Dresden - Pirna - Königstein - Bad Schandau

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Public transport

By train to Dresden-Neustadt

Getting there

A4, exit 81 Dresden Hellerau, on the B170 Radenauer Straße to Dresden Neustadt

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Parking facilities at the station area

Coordinates

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51.065630, 13.738700
DMS
51°03'56.3"N 13°44'19.3"E
UTM
33U 411621 5657880
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
47.2 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
218 m
Descent
205 m
Highest point
159 m
Lowest point
104 m
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