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Bad Schandau: 1.5-Hour Saxon Switzerland Paddle Steamer Tour

1. Bad Schandau: 1.5-Hour Saxon Switzerland Paddle Steamer Tour

From April to the beginning of November, this 1.5-hour boat trip departs Bad Schandau every Friday and Saturday (May to October) 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: Saxon Switzerland Boat Trip

2. Bad Schandau: Saxon Switzerland Boat Trip

Discover a unique landscape from this historic paddle steamer and enjoy the journey along the Elbe River from Bad Schandau to Pillnitz and back. You can admire the prettiest scenes of the Elbe valley in the Nation Park Saxon Switzerland.  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.

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It was a very nice trip through Saxon Switzerland, which we can recommend. Unfortunately, there was only a 45-minute stay in Pillnitz, which was just enough for a visit to the castle or a quick trip to the nearby restaurant. The audio guide was included, but we still missed the nice explanations from the captain himself (like before ;-) Food and drinks were self-service.

We were thrilled, a wonderful route. We were also lucky with the weather. Everyone on board was very friendly. The range of cakes or dishes could be a bit bigger. But at least not overpriced. All in all a nice experience.

As expected, very nice! Snack sufficient offer - prices ok. It's a classic steamboat, nice to see the engine at work... we were very happy

It was a great opportunity to switch off from everyday life. Thanks a lot for this.

Very nice tour along the Schrammsteine in a beautiful landscape