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Malerweg Stage 1: From Pirna-Liebethal to Stadt Wehlen (official version TV Saxon Switzerland)

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  • Malerweg 1. Etappe
    Malerweg 1. Etappe
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The best start into the mystical rock world of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains begins in Pirna-Liebethal. On the tour, you will roam through wildly romantic valleys that have a few surprises to offer and that even the great painter Caspar David Friedrich was eerily impressed by over 200 years ago.
easy
Distance 11.5 km
3:30 h
110 m
141 m
261 m
125 m
Liebthaler Grund - Lohmen- Coordinate stone - Uttewalder Grund - castle ruins Stadt Wehlen

Author’s recommendation

Side trip:

Miniature Park Little Saxon Switzerland

In this unique world of experience, well-known rock formations are recreated from Elbe sandstone. Models of buildings and means of transport in miniature give fascinating impressions. In addition: gold panning plant, local cinema, sculpture workshop and much more...

www.kleine-saechsische-schweiz.de

(distance 2.6 km | 1 h)

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Yvonne Brückner
Update: July 21, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Highest point
261 m
Lowest point
125 m
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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

 

Detailed stage descriptions: https://malerweg.link/gps  Attention detours: https://malerweg.link/status

Tips and hints

TouristService Pirna: + 49(0) 3501 556446

 

Tourist Information Lohmen: +49 (0)3501 581024

 

Hosts with the certificate "Hiker-friendly along the Malerweg" along the 1st stage

Start

Bus turning place in Pirna-Liebethal (156 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.996641, 13.959017
DMS
50°59'47.9"N 13°57'32.5"E
UTM
33U 426950 5649967
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Destination

Stadt Wehlen

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike begins in Pirna-Liebethal at the entrance to the romantic Liebethaler Grund. Until you reach the Daubemühle (mill), you follow the Wesenitz river, past the monumental Richard Wagner memorial (created by Richard Guhr, 1933) and the remains of the former Lochmühle mill. You cross the Wesenitz and come to Mühlsdorf. On the Alte Lohmstraße, later along the edge of the forest, you walk to the coordinate stone 51° N 14° E. Via the Querweg, the Brückwaldweg and the Schleifgrund you reach the Uttewalder Grund with the famous rock gate. Rocks line the way to Stadt Wehlen. There, the tour passes the remains of one of the oldest castles in the region. To get to the marketplace, you now have to turn right. The Malerweg leads to the left.

GPS DATA updated 2021

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Arrival:   
  • S-Bahn S1 (Meißen - Schöna) to Pirna
  • Pirna train station 2 min. walk to ZOB (cental bus station)
  • Bus line G/L (Stadtverkehr Pirna) to bus stop Pirna Liebethaler Grund, on weekends and holidays only to Pirna Gasthaus Jessen

Departure:   

Getting there

  •  A4 at the freeway junction Dresden-West drive in the direction of Pirna / Prague on the A17
  • take A17 exit Pirna, direction Pirna on B 172a
  • always stay on this expressway: pass the exits: Pirna/Heidenau/Bad Schandau; Pirna-Copitz; Graupa/Neustadt/Pillnitz;
  • the road becomes one lane, passing the exit Jessen    Bonnewitz through town (speed limit 30!)
  • 500 m after the Bonnewitz town exit sign, turn right towards Liebethal

Parking

Parking - Elbe parking lot or train station parking lot (ferry crossing necessary);

Tip: For guests who want to change their accommodation in stages, there are long-term parking spaces.

Coordinates

DD
50.996641, 13.959017
DMS
50°59'47.9"N 13°57'32.5"E
UTM
33U 426950 5649967
w3w 
///premonition.scared.century
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Jetzt bestellen: "Wanderromantik in der Nationalparkregion Sächsischen Schweiz" (Herausgeber: Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz e.V.)

Author’s map recommendations

Order here: Malerweg Shop

Equipment

Solid footwear

Questions and answers

Question from Patrick Eichler · June 05, 2021 · Community
Wie kommt man am besten zum Startpunkt zurück liebetahl-Stadt wehlen ? Ps. Laufen kinder mit. Bus wäre hilfreich
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Am Besten man startet in Pirna und fährt mit dem Bus nach Pirna Liebethal. So kann man von Wehlen mit der S-Bahn Linie wieder bequem zum Ausgangspunt Bahnhof Pirna gelangen. Infos mit Links dazu gibt es auch hier: https://blog.saechsische-schweiz.de/aktivurlaub/wandern/malerweg-mit-einem-quartier/ Beste Grüße und viel Spaß beim Wandern

Rating

4.4
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Peschmike Eifelwanderer
August 01, 2020 · Community
Schöner Auftakt eines tollen Wanderweges. Die erste Etappe des Malerwegs in der Sächsischen Schweiz führte uns im Juni des Coronajahrs 2020 vom Liebethaler Grund bis zur Stadt Wehlen - mit einem Ausflug in die Teufelskammer - und den können wir nur empfehlen!
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When did you do this route? June 08, 2020
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R & T wayfarer
June 28, 2020 · Community
Ein durchaus anprechender Einstieg in den Malerweg. Neben den tief in die Felsen eingeschnittenen Felsentälern im Liebethaler und Uttewalder Grund bietet dieser Abschnitt durchaus auch Wegabschnitte über die Höhen zwischen den Dörfern und damit weite Blicke übers Land. Empfehlenswerter, abenteuerlicher Abstecher ist ein Ausflug durch den Teufelsgrund mit Heringshöhle.
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Ruine des Elektrizitätswerkes
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FF 666
July 06, 2018 · Community
When did you do this route? June 22, 2018
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
11.5 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
110 m
Descent
141 m
Highest point
261 m
Lowest point
125 m
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