"Bad Schandau and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains" Top 5 Page for this destination Bad Schandau by himalia11

Bad Schandau Travel Guide: 111 reviews and 447 photos

Bad Schandau is a spa town in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Saxony (south-east of Germany). The villages Ostrau, Potelwitz, Schmilka and Krippen also belong to the town of Bad Schandau. Bad Schandau lies about 45 km from Dresden.

The Saxon Switzerland National Park is close-by and you'll find lots of hiking trails in this area. I'm putting my tips about other sights of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and Saxon Switzerland also on this page.



We stayed in Bad Schandau for one week and walked a lot. The Saxon Switzerland National Park has lots of interesting places and although I feel that we've seen a lot I know that there's so much more to discover! It's a beautiful area with remarkable rock formations and lots of forest. Actually the National Park consists of two parts, close to each other. In the south-east in the Czech Republic then is found the Bohemian Switzerland National Park.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:close to great hiking trails, nice landscape
  • Cons:a rather busy town
  • Last visit to Bad Schandau: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 27, 2006
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  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2010 at 4:46 AM

    Immer wieder schön, ins Elbsandsteingebirge zu kommen! Mein Favorit ist der Lilienstein, besonders an einem sonnigen Tag Ende Oktober, wenn unter einem alles golden leuchtet! Sehr nette Seite, weiter so!

  • Kathrin_E's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    I should have read your tips before allowing someone to take me on a hiking tour up Schrammsteine - had no idea what was awaiting me. Vertigo here, too. I really made it to the top. Made it down with only about half a dozen panic attacks. Never again!!!

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2008 at 4:59 AM

    Thanks for the interesting tips. We are planning going there later this year.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2007 at 2:05 AM

    Wonderful, just what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing. Shame you missed going up to the Bastei, it's brilliant.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2007 at 11:32 AM

    Great tips Angela! I really liked the elevator

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2007 at 1:02 PM

    Great info! Any particular tips for good views of the Schrammstein area by public transport?

  • wandeljp's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2006 at 4:10 AM

    Great work, nice pics and through love: What wil people have more in those life! Weldone Angela! Jean-Pierre

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2006 at 7:27 AM

    Congratulations on getting married and on having your honeymoon in this beautiful area!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2006 at 4:21 AM

    excellent informations and lovely pics bringing back great memories ! Habe dort leider nur das Standart-programm der eiligen Touristen gemacht, ich komme aber bestimmt wieder...

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