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On the "Königsweg"

Hiking trail · Saxon Switzerland
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  • Schloss Weesenstein
    Schloss Weesenstein
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Weesenstein Castle in the Müglitz Valley and the Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden are two popular destinations in Saxon Switzerland. They are now connected via the new Kings' Trail, which is around 7.5 kilometers long. It is quite possible that the Wettin servants and messengers once used this path.
moderate
Distance 7.6 km
2:10 h
151 m
205 m
272 m
118 m
Weesenstein Castle - Belvedere - Way to Meusegast - Viewpoint at the edge of the forest - Baroque Garden Großsedlitz

Author’s recommendation

If you want to visit several castles, palaces and gardens, you should think about buying the SchlösserlandKARTE.
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
272 m
Lowest point
118 m
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Track types

Asphalt 23.24%Nature trail 39.31%Path 13.28%Road 24.16%
Asphalt
1.8 km
Nature trail
3 km
Path
1 km
Road
1.8 km
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Safety information

This is a rather easy tour. Walkable all year round.

Tips and hints

Mehr Infos zum Königsweg

Start

Weesenstein Castle or Baroque Garden Großsedlitz or S1 stop Großsedlitz (172 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.936211, 13.862838
DMS
50°56'10.4"N 13°51'46.2"E
UTM
33U 420097 5643347
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Destination

Weesenstein Castle or Baroque Garden Großsedlitz or S1 stop Großsedlitz

Turn-by-turn directions

The path can be walked in both directions. Starting at Weesenstein Castle, which can be reached on foot in ten minutes via Weesenstein train station, the trail first climbs a steep incline to the remains of the former Belvedere. Today, only the foundation walls remain of the small, two-story castle, which once housed a banqueting hall and the apartment of the electoral huntsman. The path continues to Meusegast to a viewpoint at the edge of the forest with a view of the foothills of the Ore Mountains and Saxon Switzerland. At the destination, the baroque garden Großsedlitz invites you to stroll. For the journey home, we recommend the S-Bahn stop Heidenau-Großsedlitz, which can be reached on foot in 20 minutes via a hiking trail.Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

An- und Abreise:

Müglitztalbahn Haltepunkt Weesenstein: Fahrplan

S1 und S2 Haltepunkt Heidenau-Großsedlitz

Getting there

Weesenstein Castle: from Dresden A17 exit Pirna; continue towards Glashütte; follow signs or B172 towards Pirna/Saxon Switzerland, in Heidenau turn off Altenberg, follow signs. 

 

Barockgarten Großsedlitz: A17 exit Heidenau; to B172 and continue in direction Bad Schandau. In Heidenau please turn right according to the signs to the Barockgarten Großsedlitz or B172 coming from Dresden, in Heidenau or Pirna follow the signs.Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Parking

Parking lot Weesenstein Castle or parking lot Großsedlitz

Coordinates

DD
50.936211, 13.862838
DMS
50°56'10.4"N 13°51'46.2"E
UTM
33U 420097 5643347
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
2:10 h
Ascent
151 m
Descent
205 m
Highest point
272 m
Lowest point
118 m
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