Beautifully situated in the center of national park Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland, Bad Schandau is the ideal starting point for exploring the natural surrounding by foot, bicycle or climbing rope.
The Elbe Sandstone Mountains are among the most spectecular hiking areas in Europe: hiking trails with an overall length of 1,200 km (745 mi) lead through Germany’s only national park characterized by Grand Canyon-like rocks. Impressive rocks, mystical canyons and valley make your journey through Saxon Switzerland an unforgettable experience.
1134 freestanding sandstone rocks guarantee for special climbing tours. In fact, climbing in Saxon Switzerland can look back on a long tradition. The “Saxon climbing rules” were manifested as early as 1910. They include essential aspects like “abandonment of artificial aids to conquer gravity”. Nowadays, we know this style as free climbing which is practiced all over the world.
The Elbradweg (Elbe cycling trail) goes directly past the hotel. Discover a wonderful combination of relaxed cycling and an impressive landscape. The cycling trails crossing the national park are a true insider’s tip – they do, however, require a bike that is suited for driving in off-road terrain.
The active center Saxon Switzerland is located directly in our hotel. Here you can book hiking or climbing tours or rent bikes and e-bikes.