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Hike to "Kaiserkrone" and "Zirkelstein"

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  • Blick von der Kaiserkrone zum Zirkelstein
    Blick von der Kaiserkrone zum Zirkelstein
    Photo: Yvonne Brückner, CC BY, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
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Leisurely round up to the smallest table mountain of Saxon Switzerland. Caspar David Friedrich was already on the road here.
moderate
Distance 5.3 km
1:40 h
167 m
167 m
341 m
249 m
Dorfplatz Schöna - Kaiserkrone - Zirkelstein - Dorfplatz Schöna

Author’s recommendation

This tour can be booked as a culinary hike at BrotZeitTour, for example as a family event.
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
341 m
Lowest point
249 m
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Track types

Asphalt 9.08%Dirt road 17.99%Forested/wild trail 43.26%Path 28.98%Road 0.67%
Asphalt
0.5 km
Dirt road
1 km
Forested/wild trail
2.3 km
Path
1.5 km
Road
0 km
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Tips and hints

Touristinformation Reinhardtsdorf-Schöna

Tel.:+49 35028 80737

Start

Dorfplatz Schöna (267 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.883756, 14.214687
DMS
50°53'01.5"N 14°12'52.9"E
UTM
33U 444757 5637192
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Destination

Dorfplatz Schöna

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point of the tour is the village square in Schöna. On the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Weg it goes up to the Kaiserkrone. By the way, the Kaiserkrone is the strongly fissured remnant of a table mountain. Three different viewpoint offer an impressive panorama with the Schrammstein chain, the Großer Winterberg and the Bohemian Switzerland.The tour then leads through flat terrain over to Zirkelstein, which is considered the smallest of the local table mountains. A series of iron ladders leads up to the rock plateau. A worthwhile stop after the tour is the Gasthaus "Am Zirkelstein" in Schöna, where delicious dishes are lovingly prepared from regional ingredients.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus line 252 (Bad Schandau - Reinhardtsdorf-Schöna) or by S-Bahn to Schöna and then access via Malerweg
Substitute timetable S-Bahn

Getting there

Plan route with Google Maps to the starting point village square Schöna : https://goo.gl/maps/Ct6faph9YMDB5U6A6

Parking

Limited parking is available at the Zirkelstein parking lot (address: Am Marktweg 116).

Coordinates

DD
50.883756, 14.214687
DMS
50°53'01.5"N 14°12'52.9"E
UTM
33U 444757 5637192
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

"Wanderromantik in der Nationalparkregion Sächsischen Schweiz" (Herausgeber: Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz e.V.)
Order here: https://elbitogo.link/wanderfuehrer

Author’s map recommendations

Order here: https://shop.saechsische-schweiz.de/ 

Equipment

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.3 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
167 m
Descent
167 m
Highest point
341 m
Lowest point
249 m
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