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From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland National Park Full-Day Trip

From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland National Park Full-Day Trip

From US$ 21.82 per person

Experience the Saxon Switzerland National Park. Discover the famous Bastei lookout rock and one of the largest fortifications in Europe, the Königstein Fortress. Take an optional onsite steamer trip on the largest historic side-wheel steamer fleet.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Take a roundtrip tour through the Saxon Switzerland National Park and enjoy fantastic views
  • Have your breath taken away by the panoramic view from the Bastei lookout rock
  • Discover one of the largest European fortifications, the Königstein Fortress
  • Experience a ride on the oldest and largest side-wheel steamer fleet in the world (optional)
Full description
Explore the bizarre rocky landscape of the Saxon Switzerland National Park on a panoramic double-decker bus tour from Dresden. Marvel at the Bastei lookout rock, the world-famous Bastei Bridge, and the breathtaking circular route of the Königstein Fortress. Gather at the meeting point in Dresden then set off toward the picturesque Saxon Switzerland National Park. Swiss painters discovered the sandstone cliffs as a landscape backdrop more than 200 years ago, and the park's well-known natural highlights such as Schrammsteine, Rathen, and the Kirnitzschtal have inspired numerous artists, including Caspar David Friedrich and Richard Wagner. On this tour, go directly into and through the national park with your German-speaking guide. Soak up stunning panoramic views throughout, especially from the Bastei lookout rock (entry included). Explore the Königstein Fortress, one of the largest fortifications in Europe (entry not included). To conclude your tour, you can either return to Dresden by simply staying on the bus, or you can take an optional boat ride back to the city on the oldest and largest side-wheel steamer fleet in the world. The boat ride is not included and can only be purchased onsite.
  • Panoramic tour through the Saxon Switzerland National Park in a double-decker bus
  • German-speaking guide
  • Entry to the Bastei lookout rock and the world-famous Bastei bridge
  • Entry to Königstein Fortress (available to purchase onsite)
  • Steamboat ride on a side-wheel steamer (available to purchase onsite)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. Take your ticket directly to the city tour bus stop.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with mobility impairments
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 80 reviews

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Great excursion if you can't drive yourself or are short on time. The bus driver told us a lot during the journey, unfortunately the stay at Bastai was too short to walk away from the crowds of tourists. Königstein Fortress is definitely worth seeing, but it should also be clear that there is only enough time for an overview and not for all the museums.

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December 9, 2022

Negative in advance: The actual highlight, the view of the bastion, is closed due to a long-term construction site. Such information should be included with the offer, because that's how you buy a pig in a poke. Were very disappointed and it clouded the otherwise very good overall picture of the tour.

October 12, 2022

One word: Unique The day was a great success, despite the heavy rain. During the bus ride we got a lot of information about the area we were driving through. There were also one or the other tip for later visits and other destinations. The bastion is really something special and absolutely worth seeing. The view is simply breathtaking. Later we went to the Königstein Fortress. Also very interesting and highly recommended. In order to see all exhibitions, however, you have to plan a relatively large amount of time, since the area is very large. Despite the fact that I didn't see everything, I absolutely recommend the visit there.

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September 29, 2022

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