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From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland National Park Full-Day Trip

1. From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland National Park Full-Day Trip

Explore the bizarre rocky landscape of the Saxon Switzerland National Park on a panoramic double-decker bus tour from Dresden. Marvel at the Bastei lookout rock, the world-famous Bastei Bridge, and the breathtaking circular route of the Königstein Fortress. Gather at the meeting point in Dresden then set off toward the picturesque Saxon Switzerland National Park. Swiss painters discovered the sandstone cliffs as a landscape backdrop more than 200 years ago, and the park's well-known natural highlights such as Schrammsteine, Rathen, and the Kirnitzschtal have inspired numerous artists, including Caspar David Friedrich and Richard Wagner. On this tour, go directly into and through the national park with your German-speaking guide. Soak up stunning panoramic views throughout, especially from the Bastei lookout rock (entry included). Explore the Königstein Fortress, one of the largest fortifications in Europe (entry not included). To conclude your tour, you can either return to Dresden by simply staying on the bus, or you can take an optional boat ride back to the city on the oldest and largest side-wheel steamer fleet in the world. The boat ride is not included and can only be purchased onsite.

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What people are saying about Königstein Fortress

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 347 reviews

A very worthwhile excursion if you would like to see something of the surrounding area of Dresden without becoming too active yourself. There was enough time at the stops to explore everything on your own. However, you should know that you cannot visit the Königstein Fortress if you choose to return by boat. Our bus driver was a real one-of-a-kind and told many interesting details and anecdotes about Dresden during the journey in a sympathetic way - and he drove very comfortably at the same time.

We can absolutely recommend the tour. There was a lot to see and enough time to look around at each stop. The bus driver/tour guide also provided some information with a lot of humor and was very friendly. Great praise for the great leadership of the tour and steering the bus through the narrow streets at the same time!

a great way to get to know the area! Brought "to the place"! It will certainly be easier for me to come back to these places by myself, because they are beautiful, worth getting to know, tasting them and soaking up good energy !!

I can really recommend this trip! My kids and I had so much fun! The bus ride out there was super informative and our bus driver was very knowledgeable about the area and it’s history.

Very nice day trip.. Lots of nice memories to take home. Great.