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Bad Schandau: Saxon Switzerland Boat Trip

1. Bad Schandau: Saxon Switzerland Boat Trip

Discover a unique landscape from this historic paddle steamer and enjoy the journey along the Elbe River. Admire the prettiest scenes of the Elbe valley in Saxon Switzerland National Park. Choose from a return trip starting in Bad Schaundau or a one-way trip from Dresden. Discover the picturesque Old Town with the Canaletto-House and the church St. Marien. Also pay a visit to Sonnenstein Castle for a fantastic view of Pirna. Take a closer look at the 250-meter high Fortress in Koenigstein and the impressive bastion rocks, Basteifelsen, in Kurort Rathen. Settle back and enjoy a delicious cake and specialty coffees while passing small picturesque villages. The National Park Saxon Switzerland, with its diverse flora and fauna, is a paradise for hikers and climbers.

Bad Schandau: Saxon Switzerland Steamer Tour

2. Bad Schandau: Saxon Switzerland Steamer Tour

From May to the end of October, this boat trip departs Bad Schandau every Friday and Saturday and takes you on a journey along the rock formations of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. Depending on the water level, you can admire the Schrammsteine (a long, strung-out, very jagged group of rocks in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains) and the legendary Sieben Brüder houses in Postelwitz. Alternatively, the paddle steamer travels to Königstein. From the boat, you can see the striking shape of the fortress and Lilienstein on the right-hand side.

Bad Schandau: Scavenger Hunt through Saxon Switzerland

3. Bad Schandau: Scavenger Hunt through Saxon Switzerland

Discover the beautiful town of Bad Schandau in Saxon Switzerland on this exciting scavenger hunt. Ride the historic Kirnitzschtalbahn to the Lichtenhainer Wasserfall for a truly impressive experience. Begin your tour at the National Park train station in Bad Schandau, where you can take the ferry to the city center. After a tour of the village, take the historic passenger elevator up to the Osterrauer Scheibe. Then, travel through the park to the Kirnitzschtalbahn and, if you still have time, up to the Felsentor Kuhstall. Feel free to stop for breaks or refreshments at any time at any of the cafes or restaurants along the route. Your scavenger hunt is individually designed and time-divisible. The Scavenger Hunt Box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes. These contain puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear and unambiguous directions, make your way through Bad Schandau and the Kirnitzschtal. Solve the puzzles and let the clues lead you to the next destination. Each solved puzzle will yield a number that will tell you which envelope to open next. You will not know in advance what order the scavenger hunt city envelopes need to be opened. The envelopes will also contain detailed background information of each attraction, its history, its current use, and much more. Decide for yourself when to start your Scavenger Hunt through Bad Schandau and the Saxon Switzerland and how much time to spend at each location. Take a break from your Scavenger Hunt whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day. Order the Box and enjoy this special sightseeing tour whenever you want. Please note that the scavenger box will be shipped to you and needs approximately 5 days.

From Prague: Dresden Christmas Market and Bastei Bridge Tour

4. From Prague: Dresden Christmas Market and Bastei Bridge Tour

Immerse yourself in the enchanting wonders of Germany's festive season on a day trip from Prague. Admire Elbe Canyon from Bastei Bridge, discover Dresden on foot, and feel the festive spirit and Dresden’s Christmas Markets. Begin your journey with pickup from your Prague hotel. Travel by minivan to the iconic Bastei Bridge in Saxon Switzerland and stop for breathtaking views of the Elbe canyon and the ruins of a 12th-century rock castle. Following this scenic adventure, continue the excursion to the heart of Dresden, where the historic Striezelmarkt, Germany's oldest Christmas market, awaits. Dive into the festive atmosphere, peruse unique stalls, and indulge in authentic German specialties. Lead by a local guide, discover Dresden's highlights on a captivating walking tour. Immerse yourself in the city's rich history as you hear stories and facts from your friendly guide. With a maximum of 8 people on this small-group day tour from Prague, you are sure to enjoy an intimate and personalized exploration of Dresden.

Bohemian Switzerland with 2hrs Unlimited Thermal Baths

5. Bohemian Switzerland with 2hrs Unlimited Thermal Baths

Combine nature and relaxation on this day tour from Prague which will take you to the best natural wonders and thermal spas in Saxon Switzerland. After getting picked up from your hotel, travel in a comfortable minivan with wifi, accompanied by an expert guide. Your first stop will be at the Bastei rock formation. Enjoy panoramic views of the Elbe Canyon and River and walk across the famous sandstone bridge that connects Bastei and the ruins of an old Neurathen rock castle. You can also admire an abundance of incredible sandstone pillars that are part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, a key part of Saxon Switzerland's unique beauty. After your hike, enjoy a delicious lunch at a traditional German restaurant. Later, relax in the thermal waters of Toskana Therme thermal baths. Marvel at the colorful lights, underwater music and moving projections of the Liquid Sound Temple or relax in the warmth of one of the multiple saunas. Enjoy access to 4 indoor pools with massage loungers, an open-air pool with amazing views, a whirlpool and children’s pool with a small slide. Destress in one of the saunas, steam baths or Turkish baths and refuel at the onsite restaurant or bar before heading back to Prague.

Schmilka: New Year's Eve in the Schmilk'sche Mühle

6. Schmilka: New Year's Eve in the Schmilk'sche Mühle

Welcome the New Year in the heart of Schmilka's historic town center, where the enchanting Schmilk'sche Mühle, dating back to 1665, transforms into a winter fairy tale. Lanterns and fireplaces illuminate the surroundings, creating a unique atmosphere. Join us from 7 p.m. for an exceptional New Year's Eve at Schmilk'sche Mühle. Delight your senses with our organic food mile, featuring live cooking spread across the mill. Immerse yourself in the cozy warmth of our hot tub, enjoy mulled wine by the crackling fireplace, or dance into the New Year amidst copper kettles in the brewery. We prioritize sustainability and, in proximity to the national park, consciously avoid fireworks. Instead, relish a celebration with Brauhaus drinks flat rate, including beer from the Schmilka brewery, aperitif, mulled wine, sparkling wine, wine, long drinks, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages. The night is filled with live music in the Mühlenbiergarten, DJ Tanzwart Albert's beats, and a spectacular LED show by POISONNELLY.

Discover Bohemia: Tisa Rocks, Bastei, Brewery & Beer tasting

7. Discover Bohemia: Tisa Rocks, Bastei, Brewery & Beer tasting

Seeking the ultimate Prague beer tour with a twist? Dive into a day trip unlike any other from Prague! Not only will you experience the rich flavors of a local Czech brewery, where you can savor and test some of the best beers the Czech Republic has to offer, but you'll also be taken to the breathtaking natural wonders of Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland. This super exciting and easy day trip from Prague is unique to give you the best of the Czech Republic Holidays. Hiking inside the Tisa Rocks brings you to the magic land of the Chronicles of Narnia. Let’s explore it together! Start with the beautiful Tisa Rocks that almost everyone can hike. Then, tour and taste some real Czech beer in a brewery dating back to 1849. Finish by seeing the stunning and famous Bastei Bridge. This tour is considered an Easy hiking tour with a total hiking of around 3 - 5 km. Perfect for beginners and seasoned hikers, this tour offers the most stunning views available in this part of the world. Sample some of the best local craft beers Bohemian Switzerland has to offer! Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere around the copper-colored brew kettles. On brewing days (Mon-Fri), a breathtaking fragrance fills the rooms – and you are right in the midst of the process of hand-crafted beer production.  You will be guided behind the scenes for a bird’s eye view of how and where our home-brewed beer is created, where our master brewer only uses the best ingredients. All of our guides have hands-on knowledge of brewing, so they can answer all of your questions and help you gain a deeper understanding of Czech traditional craft beers and brewing. During the brewery tour, you will sample 6 local craft beers while enjoying delicious Czech cuisine in a traditional brewery restaurant. Non-alcoholic and gluten-free options are available too.  You will experience a beer tour that leaves all other Prague beer tours behind: truly unbeatable in taste and adventure and its uniqueness! Long before the Chronicles of Narnia was filmed here, the entire area was already deemed magical. The Tisa Walls are among the most popular destinations in the National Park of Bohemian Switzerland. Immerse yourself in the tales and legends of these natural wonders, wandering pathways sculpted by nature herself. Delicious lunch in a local brewery restaurant - We will treat you with personal VIP seating and a delicious Ala carte lunch (main course and drink of your choice). The food here is absolutely delicious. Vegetarian and vegan friends, we cover your needs with some delicious veggie delights! Afternoon: The Bastei Bridge in Saxon Switzerland, Germany Bastei Bridge - Explore the biggest highlight of the National Park Saxon Switzerland in Germany. It only takes you 15 minutes of super easy walk to reach the most beautiful views over the whole national park and Elbe Canyon. Discover this famous sandstone bridge and the ruins of the old Neurathen rock castle from the 13th century. 

Schmilka: Brewery Christmas Experience

8. Schmilka: Brewery Christmas Experience

Immerse yourself in the festive spirit at Schmilka's Winter Village with Brewery Christmas. The master brewer invites you to a behind-the-scenes brewery tour, sharing amusing anecdotes about Schmilka beer. Indulge in a Christmas gourmet buffet featuring organic Saxon classics, perfectly complemented by freshly tapped beer. The all-inclusive package offers a flat rate for beer, house wine, and non-alcoholic drinks. Join the lively atmosphere with the Koitaboch Musi, a cult Bavarian band providing cutting-edge music from Upper Bavaria. An evening without frills, just pure enjoyment.

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What people are saying about Bad Schandau

The whole day on the ship, in fantastic weather, that can hardly be topped. The dishes on offer have a good relationship between price, taste and portion size. The crew is on their toes and regularly asks if you would like anything else... so I have absolutely nothing to complain about!!!

The ride was very nice. A wonderful landscape. The service on the steamer was also very good.

An original steam powered ship! You feel like you've been transported back 100 years.

It was wonderful and the hospitality was very good. Everything is super cool.

We really liked it and I can only recommend it. Kind regards, Dino Brademann