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Winter hiking · Sächsische Schweiz
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  • Brandbaude
    / Brandbaude
    Photo: Achim M eurer, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
  • / Brandaussicht
    Photo: Achim Meurer, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
  • / Brand-Baude
    Photo: Hans Fineart, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
  • / Blick auf Hohnstein vom Kasper-Pfad aus
    Photo: Hans Fineart, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
  • / Brand-Aussicht
    Photo: Hans Fineart, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
  • / Brand-Baude
    Photo: Hans Fineart, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
  • / Brand-Aussicht
    Photo: Hans Fineart, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
  • / Nationalpark-Informationsstelle am Brand
    Photo: Hans Fineart, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
  • / Blick in den Tiefen Grund
    Photo: Hans Fineart, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
  • / Wegweiser an der Brandstraße
    Photo: Hans Fineart, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
  • / Langläufer im Brandgebiet
    Photo: Hans Fineart, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
m 360 340 320 300 280 260 6 5 4 3 2 1 km
Auf den Balkon der Sächsischen Schweiz
moderate
Distance 6.8 km
2:00 h
133 m
135 m
358 m
285 m

Winter-Einkehr geöffnet:

Brand-Baude

Sa. & So. 11:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Cosis Laden Bistro

täglich 07:00-17:00 Uhr geöffnet

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Author
Nicole Hesse
Update: January 08, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
358 m
Lowest point
285 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Dies ist eine blaue Route (leichte Tour, meiste eben, oft geräumt, fast immer bewanderbar).

Hinweis: Dies ist eine barrierefreie Wanderroute!

Start

Markt Hohnstein (299 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.979965, 14.109655
DMS
50°58'47.9"N 14°06'34.8"E
UTM
33U 437498 5647974
w3w 
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Destination

Markt Hohnstein

Turn-by-turn directions

Hohnstein - Brandstraße - Brandaussicht - Brandstraße - Hohnstein

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

ab/an Hohnstein: Bus 235, Bus 236, Bus 237, Bus 264

Parking

Hohnstein - Parkplatz Eiche

Coordinates

DD
50.979965, 14.109655
DMS
50°58'47.9"N 14°06'34.8"E
UTM
33U 437498 5647974
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Winterwanderkarte Sächsische Schweiz

Ausgabe mit 30 ausgewählten Wanderrouten inkl. Winter-Einkehr

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.8 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
133 m
Descent
135 m
Highest point
358 m
Lowest point
285 m
Public-transport-friendly Suitable for strollers Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Way cleared

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