Hiking on the precipice around Hohnstein
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SchindergrabenPhoto: T. Mix
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Continue along the Polenz River until you reach the Polenztal Inn. Shortly after the inn, turn left and walk up the Schindergraben (blue line, diagonal green line). On the way, we pass the remains of the former bear garden.
The remains of the wall were originally part of a bear kennel, built for breeding and caring for bears that were used for hunts at the Saxon court - in the residential town, in the castle courtyard, on the Old Market Square and in the Grosssedlitz Garden. Bears broke out again and again. The garden existed until 1756.
At the top, we keep to the left, pass the remains of the walls of the bear garden again and finally reach the first houses of Hohnstein. At the next fork in the road, we turn left and walk uphill to the market square.
Public-transport-friendlyTake the S1 to Pirna, from here take bus 237 (direction Sebnitz) to Markt, Hohnstein.
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