In the heart of Dresden’s city centre lies the Renaissance building of the Residenzschloss. It is home to some of the city’s most beautiful and interesting museums, and here you can visit the world-famous Historic Green Vault.
The former machine house of the “Aktienbrauerei zum Feldschlösschen” is located in Budapester Straße. Here you can not only drink the beer of the Dresden brewery, but also enjoy good hearty food.
Dresden not only has an aerial tramway, here a funicular railway also runs up the Loschwitz slope of the Elbe.
At the foot of the Fichtelberg in the Ore Mountains lies the town of Oberwiesenthal. At 915 metres above sea level, it is the highest town in Germany. In winter, it is a great place for winter sports, and in the snow-free season, hiking trails attract visitors.
In beautiful weather, we set off from Bad Schandau to tackle our planned hike to the Bastei. First we take the train to Rathen.
Bad Schandau in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains is easily accessible by train. It is easy to discover many different hiking routes from here. We did two half-day tours, which were very varied and left lots of wonderful and atmospheric impressions.