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Painter’s Path – Not only for romantics

· 4 reviews · Hiking trail · Saxon Switzerland
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Bizarre rocks, wild, romantic and densely wooded gorges and breathteaking views. 
moderate
111.4 km
40:50 h
4278 m
4317 m
The Painter’s Path in the National Park Saxon Switzerland features a plethora of bizarrely formed rocks, densely wooded, wild and romantic gorges plus majestic table mountains providing breathtaking views. Painters have always been attracted by these picturesque rocks and you can follow in the footsteps of famous Romantic painters such as Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Gustav Carus and Ludwig Richter. On this hiking trail, steeped in tradition, ramblers will encounter the fascinating rock landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains at its most scenic. Don’t miss the numerous sights along the way such as the Canaletto town of Pirna or the house of the Impressionist painter Robert Sterl in Wehlen-Naundorf and not to forget the many inviting wayside inns. 

By the way, more than 6,000 ramblers from all over Germany voted Saxon Switzerland third in a ranking of Germany’s most popular hiking regions.

 

Start 

The hike can be started anywhere. We recommend setting off from “Liebethaler Grund“.

 

Trail markers 

Signposted throughout and marked with its own logo.

 

Features 

The Painter’s Path leads past sandstone formations and through gorges, features impressive views as well as secluded forest. Some sections of the route enchant with terrific panoramic views left and right of the Elbe and of free-standing table mountains.

 

Level of difficulty 

Easy to medium. Sturdy shoes in order to ensure sure-footedness are required.

 

Of interest for 

Hikers, nature lovers, groups of hikers, families, bus daytrips and rambling clubs of up to 35 people

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
543 m
Lowest point
113 m
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Safety information

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Tips, hints and links

Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz e.V.
Bahnhofstr. 21
01796 Pirna
Telefon: +49 (0) 3501 470147
Fax: +49 (0) 3501 470148
E-Mail: info@sax-ch.de
Internet: www.malerweg.de

Start

Liebethal (157 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.996599, 13.958477
UTM
33U 426912 5649963

Destination

Pirna Markt

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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Getting there

Parking

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

4.8
(4)
Inga Theedt
July 03, 2017 · Community
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Stefan Kuhn
November 23, 2016 · Community
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Done at October 23, 2016
Malerweg - Blick vom Ferdinandstein auf die Basteibrücke
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Linkies Emanuel
March 07, 2011 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
111.4 km
Duration
40:50 h
Ascent
4278 m
Descent
4317 m
Public transport friendly In and out Multi-stage tour Scenic With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Insider tip

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