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    The Forststeig Elbe Sandstone

    The Forststeig Elbe Sandstone has been developed by Saxony Forestry Services together with Lesy České republiky and many other partners gradually since 2012, and was opened in April 2018.

    It is a challenging, multi-day hiking route for trained, sure-footed and properly equipped hikers.

    Mostly on forest paths and trails, as well as logging trails, the route passes through remote landscapes on the left side of the Elbe River, in Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland.

    It is characterised by spacious, connected forests, unique rock formations and mighty mesas.

    During the months of April to October, visitors can hike the hiking route through the forests along the German-Czech border region in 7 days, and stay overnight in trekking huts on the German side and in bivouac spots provided by Saxony Forestry Services and tourism partners.

    There is a public campground on route in the Czech Republic.

    Landkarte © Google Maps
    season: from 01. April to 31. Oktober duration: 6 to 8 days
    degree of difficulty:


    length: 100km




    [...] ist eine wunderschöne Trekkingroute voller (im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes) Höhen und Tiefen, atemberaubenden Aussichten, metaphorischen Plätzen in der Natur und natürlich reich an Zeit für einen freien Kopf

    Testwander Team 98, 04.06.2017

    Sleeping in the forest


    Trekking tickets

    Ticket wird beschriftet

    Service partners

    Mann im Vordergrund deutet mit einem Schlüssel in der Hand auf eine Trekkinghütte, die gerade von zwei Personen geputzt wird

    Around the Forststeig

    lichtdurchfluteter Wald

    Forest districts

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