Bad Schandau is the oldest spa town in Saxon Switzerland and features a lovely historic city center – perfect for taking a stroll. Moreover, medieval strongholds and castles with picturesque gardens are an invitation to discover the region around Bad Schandau.
Culture plays an essential role in Saxon Switzerland. It is host to the musical festivals “Sandstein und Musik” and the “Bad Schandauer Orgel- und Musiksommer”. The Elbe Sandstone Mountains serve as the backdrop for Europe’s most beautiful open-air stage, the Felsenbühne Rathen. The town of Gohrisch, not far from Bad Schandau, hosts the annual Schostakiwitsch Tage. Moreover, the hunting lodge in Graupe serves as the venue for the Richard-Wagner-Spiele.
The metropolises Dresden and Prague are only a stone‘s throw away from Bad Scahndau and impress its visitors with a wide range of musical and cultural offers.