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Location address: Deutschland, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
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The landscape between Saxony and Bohemia has inspired the painters of the Romantic period. The bizarre rock formations of the Elbe sandstone reminded the Swiss artists Adrian Zingg and Anton Graff at their home. So did one of the most beautiful regions of Germany on their behalf: Saxon Switzerland or Sächsische Schweiz. The 93.5 square kilometer National Park Saxony is located just 40 kilometers south of Dresden.
Linked characteristics: Romantic, Car free, Dog friendly, Peculiar, Adventurous, Funny, Spectacular, Pram unfriendly, Bicycle unfriendly, Signposted, Horseback rider unfriendly
Linked themes: School excursions, Climbs & cols for cyclists, Top things to do, Mountains, Forest, Geology, Nature, Art
Linked groups: Nature parks, Sleep and tour, Walk and eat
The Saxon Switzerland National Park (German: Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz), is a National Park in the German Free State of Saxony near the capital city of Dresden. It covers two areas of 93.5 km² (36.1 mi²) in the heart of the German part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains which is called the Saxon Switzerland (German: Sächsische Schweiz).