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.
Distance 7.6 km
Highest point272 m
Lowest point118 m
Weesenstein Castle - Belvedere - Way to Meusegast - Viewpoint at the edge of the forest - Baroque Garden Großsedlitz
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Weesenstein Castle or Baroque Garden Großsedlitz or S1 stop Großsedlitz
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)
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 lot Weesenstein Castle or parking lot Großsedlitz