Hello folks! Allow me to take you outside Dresden today: The city stands out not only for its art treasures but also for its charming situation. Nestled into the varied and picturesque landscape of the Elbe river valley, Dresden is the starting point for excursions to many places in the surroundings.
About 30 km upward the Elbe River from here there is a mountain area made of sandstone – named Saxon Switzerland.
Bizarre stone formations and spectacular views are only a few of the wonderful characteristics of this region that is ideal for hiking, but also for a relaxed day out. For those who like nature, it is surely the most beautiful landscape to be found in Saxony. It can get crowded along the river at summer weekends, if you don't like this, try the cooler days. In late autumn or even winter you will nearly be alone outside the villages. There are also many rock castles and caves within the region, most worth a visit.