Bad Schandau: 1.5-Hour Saxon Switzerland Paddle Steamer Tour
- Duration: 1.5 hours
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.
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.
Discover the beauty of the National Park Saxon Switzerland and cruise along the Elbe on a half-day boat trip. Travel in a traditional paddle steamer, as you savor the most beautiful scenes of the Elbe Valley. During the tour from Pirna to Bad Schandau and back you can admire the impressive bastion rocks in the Kurort Rathen. On this day trip, you will also see the gorgeous Pillnitz Castle and the historic city of Dresden. Also, see the natural theater of Felsenbühne Rathen, often described as the most beautiful natural theater in Europe, and the 250-meter tall Fortress in Königstein. This unique monument has a history that goes back more than 750 years.
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The booking worked wonderfully. However, initially I could not see the booking in the APP. After a short phone call, help was quickly provided. The boat trip is a normal trip with the Elbe Schifffahrt, from Pirna to Bad Schandau and back. The ship was very clean and had great service. Gladly again. Note: The ticket was not immediately recognized on site by the service center on the cell phone, so be sure to take the printed version with you.
was a very nice trip through Saxon Switzerland. There were a couple of stopovers that seemed planned. Actually, it was said that you can tell if someone wants to get out somewhere on the way and is taken back again. But people were getting on everywhere. But okay, it wasn't crowded anyway. The only annoying thing was that it was once a crèche and then you didn't understand anything about the announcement. Overall it was nice.
Nice trip with the paddle steamer along the Elbe along the most beautiful landmarks and sights. Very good service on board! There were problems when exchanging the voucher for a boarding pass, since neither the electronic nor the paper voucher could be read.
Very nice boat trip, friendly staff, lots of information about the area. It's a shame that the weather wasn't that good. Stupid that in Bad Schandau there was no access to the online tickets
It was a nice tour, everything was very relaxed and entertaining. Always a new panorama.