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Hiking in South Eastern Germany - ideas?

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1. Posted by dilorah (Budding Member 2 posts) 8w

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Hi everyone!
I'd like to go hiking in Germany, close to the border with Czech Republic, can you advice me a beautiful natural place?

Thank you

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 8w

Ooh, Saxon Switzerland, southeast of Dresden! (Which stretches over the border into the Czech Republic as well.) Each of the various "steins" has interesting hikes up to the top, frequently through gorgeous mossy gullies and cracks. The one with the Bastei (north of Rathen) is the most famous (you'll have seen photos of the bridge), but I personally loved the Pfaffenstein best (also very well known for the Barbarine) due to the contrast between the climb up and being on top of it. Also, just hiking the trail between the various rock formations, you come across on amazing places. I particularly loved the Teufelsgrund just west, south-west of the Königstein. Nothing particularly noteworthy from a hiking perspective, but just totally gorgeous and serene.