Saxon Switzerland and Pillnitz


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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
This tour is almost an outdoor activity. You do not need any special sports equipment but you should be prepared for walking for a little while.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), German (fluent), Hungarian (conversational), Spanish (fluent)

The story of sandstone and Japanese camelia flowers

This a tour especially dedicated to guests interested in nature. Close to Dresden there is the National Park of the Saxon Switzerland, the sandstone mountains along the river Elbe. You will find a unique nature, a fortress from the middle ages and quiet places for hiking. On the way we take you to Pillnitz, the former summer residence of the Saxon court built in the unique Chinese style. Come along and let's stroll through the outstanding Park of Pillnitz.

Do not miss getting back to Dresden by one of the old paddle steam boats. It is going to be an unforgettable experience!

For lunch we take you to a family run little restaurant with German homemade food!


Normally we leave Dresden end got to visit the fortress Königstein (see photagraphy). Later we continue to the Bastei, the most famous look-out rock. There is also a restaurant which offers the possibility for a lunch break. Later in the day we continue to Pillnitz and after having walked the park of Pillnitz there is the possibility to return to Dresden by boat, which is a very enjoyable experience!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: There is no fixed meeting location, we will be glad to pick you up at your hotel.

End location: The tour will be finished at your hotel or any spot in Dresden you wish.

Duration: 7 hours

This tour is a little bit depnding on the weather conditions, it is almost an outdoor excursion!


The means of transport is normally a Mercedes Van or a Volkswagen Van. It is depending on the time of booking.

What’s Included

In this tour the guide service and the van hire + driver are included. If you have an own means of transport at your disposal and you would like to drive - please ask for the quotation!

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euro - The additional fee covers the entrance to the Königstein fortress and the boat ticket.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had a terrific tour with Heidi. Thoroughly enjoyed our time together. She is so well informed on the history of Dresden and Saxony. The sights we saw were so beautiful and we were lucky enough to have a beautiful day. I highly recommend Heidi as a tour guide and the day trip to Saxony Switzerland, Pillnitz Castle and the Konigstein Fortress was wonderful.
Jill Adcock

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