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"I must surrender to what surrounds me, merge with clouds and rocks to be what I am."
(Caspar David Friedrich)

"Hidden gorges and heights in the Hintere Saeschische Schweiz"

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Far from the tourist crowds, enjoy this hike on the left side of Elbe close to the Czech border. This is the region of the "Forststeig", the path which we take to reach some mysterious gorges and water sources in the green forest. Sandstone deposits in former quarries tell us about geological times when this region was covered by a subtropical sea.

We climb up to the Zirkelstein and the Kaiserkrone and enjoy the breathtaking view over to the Bohemian region and the panorama on the right Elbe. This spectacular view also overwhelmed Romantic painters and Caspar David Friedrich painted right here his world-famous artwork “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog”.


  • June 17, 2023 and on request

  • 10:30 a.m. Schöna


  • max. 10 km, 4 - 4.5 hours

  • 300 meters of altitude

  • Sturdy shoes and a good level of fitness are required

  • Please bring your own provisions

  • There are places to stop for refreshments afterwards in Schöna andSchmilka.


  • €25 per person

  • 15,- € students, children from 12 years

  • Group prices from 5 people

  • at least 5 to 15 people

TICKETING: At least 1 day before the start of the tour.

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