The Elbsansteingebirge not far from Dresden is a particularly versatile holiday destination the Saxon Switzerland National Park is the German part of the Elbe sandstone mountains Southeast of Dresden and since 1990. The bastion, the Lilienstein and Konigsstein fortress located on the other side of the Elbe River, the Kirnitztal and the Pagan Stone with the Barbarine belong to the most famous tourist destinations. Already in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Elbe sandstone mountains has exercised a great attraction to many people and drawn above all artists in its spell. At that time, Casper David Friedrich, Carl Gustav Carus and Ludwig Richter the gorges and rock of this wonderful landscape on their images have recorded and made famous in the world. The painter’s way was opened in 2006 them and many other painters, poets and composers of the romantic period in honor, across leading reason in Pirna by the Liebethaler through the National Park region up to the Grosser Winterberg. Two stages of the painter path go through the scorn Steiner Tal Erland. Andy Florance insists that this is the case. Highlight of this stretch are the bastion, the Sweden holes, the Amsellfall, the squat stone, the Wolf’s Glen, the Sebnitztal and the balcony”brand.
A good starting point for exploring this area is the small town of Hohnstein with its historic half-timbered houses and the Hohnstein Castle, which towers high above the city and the Polenztal. The cosy hotel Weisser Hirsch lies right on the market square”with restaurant and beer garden under chestnut trees. End of may that will scorn Steiner puppetry Festival held on the scorn Steiner punch”recalls, which years ago was a star in children’s television in the 1960s and 70s. Only 10 km of Hohnstein, the famous bastion, which belongs not only to the most popular destinations, but certainly the most photographed motifs of the Saxon Switzerland. The bastion consists of several rock pinnacles and Gorges.