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A detour into the realm of fairy tales

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  • Stadt Wehlen
    Stadt Wehlen
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m 200 150 100 5 4 3 2 1 km Uttewalder Felsentor Gasthaus Waldidylle Gasthaus Waldidylle
A tour from Wehlen to the Uttewalder Grund is almost without ascents and can therefore be done comfortably with a pram. The route is super easy and can be completed in a few hours as an afternoon stroll, even with small children.
Open
easy
Distance 5 km
1:41 h
160 m
160 m
212 m
118 m
Marktplatz Stadt Wehlen - small bridge and road crossing - Wehlener Grund - Uttewalder Grund - Gasthaus "Waldidylle" - Felsentor - same way back

Author’s recommendation

This hike is also well suited for hiking with children.
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Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
Update: December 05, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
212 m
Lowest point
118 m
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Track types

Dirt road 77.41%Forested/wild trail 7.12%Path 15.45%
Dirt road
3.9 km
Forested/wild trail
0.4 km
Path
0.8 km
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Safety information

Please note: in the Saxon Switzerland National Park, only marked trails may be used in the core zone! Fines may be imposed for violations.

Trail markings

Tips and hints

Tourist info Stadt Wehlen: Tel. + 49 (0) 35024 70414

Link to hosts in the vicinity

Start

Town of Wehlen (market place) (118 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.957142, 14.033685
DMS
50°57'25.7"N 14°02'01.3"E
UTM
33U 432132 5645503
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Destination

Town of Wehlen (market place)

Turn-by-turn directions

We start in Stadt Wehlen on the market square, which in summer exudes an almost Mediterranean flair. Leaving the market square with the church behind you, you come to a small bridge on the right. This leads to a crossroads. If you turn right here, you can comfortably push on and should keep right again at the next junction.

Only a few metres further on, the road turns into an official hiking trail, which - marked with a red dot - leads through the Wehlener Grund. Here you walk under shady treetops. To the right and left, bizarre rock formations rise into the sky. Continuing along the Grund, which then merges into the Uttewalder Grund, hikers will soon reach the "Waldidylle" inn.

From there, freshly refreshed, the trail continues only a few metres into the Grund to a rock gate that already inspired Caspar David Friedrich to paint a picture. This is where the tour ends. Afterwards, you return to Wehlen by the same route to the market square.

If you are travelling without a pram, you should definitely make a detour from the Wehlener Grund to the mysterious Teufelsgrund. You will find the corresponding signpost "Teufelsschlüchte" not far from the Märkel memorial plaque.

GPS data updated 2018

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Arrival:

Line S1 (Schöna - Bad Schandau - Pirna - Dresden - Coswig - Meißen).

Departure:

Line 238 (Pirna - Mockethal/Lohmen - Stadt Wehlen)

Getting there

Motorway A17: from A4 at the motorway junction Dresden-West change to A17 until the exit Pirna.If you want to go to Stadt Wehlen, stay on the feeder road (S 51) and drive across the Elbe to the Pillnitz / Pirna-Copitz exit. Drive in the direction of Pirna-Copitz.

(2) from Dresden via the B172 to Pirna.In Pirna decide whether Stadt Wehlen, Dorf Wehlen and OT Zeichen: then over the Elbe bridge via Pirna-Copitz to Stadt Wehlen junction or OT Pötzscha (left-hand side, station side): then continue on B172 through Pirna in the direction of Pirna-Sonnenstein to Struppen junction (turn left), through Struppen to "Stadt Wehlen" junction(3) through Dresden in the direction of Pillnitz (Pillnitzer Landstraße), then continue via Graupa to Pirna (P.-Copitz)After Stadt and Dorf Wehlen you are already on the right side of the Elbe, so do not cross the bridge to Pirna.

Parking

Parking on the banks of the Elbe

Coordinates

DD
50.957142, 14.033685
DMS
50°57'25.7"N 14°02'01.3"E
UTM
33U 432132 5645503
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Equipment

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5 km
Duration
1:41 h
Ascent
160 m
Descent
160 m
Highest point
212 m
Lowest point
118 m
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