In only 130 m away from the Elbe River dominates the narrow rock formation almost 200 m the river. A 76.5 long stone bridge connects the tower with the Felsenburg Neurathen, is also worth a visit. A paradise for hikers, The special attraction of the Elbe sandstone Mountains lies in its diversity climbers and cyclists. On both sides of the Elbe is bizarre and fantastic rock formations as well as narrow canyons, majestic mountains and dense forests. The landscape is accessible for hikers and cyclists very well through a large well-developed hiking and cycle path network. The Elbe cycle route leads around 40 km on the river Elbe from the Czech border until after the Dresden by the Saxon Switzerland. Also among the best climbing areas of in Germany the Elbe sandstone mountains and holds a variety of secure routes of different difficulty levels. Who likes it more comfortable, you can experience the area on a trip on a historic paddle-steamer on the river Elbe.
Culture experience for 20 years, there are sandstone & music festival with classical music in old church walls and castles and from May to September is played on the rock stage rathen. In December, the historical romantic Christmas market at Konigstein fortress inspires many visitors. Cultural highlights are all about of course, Pirna with its beautiful old town from the 18th century and the Dresden Semperoper, the kennel, the Church of our Lady, and its numerous museums and stage. On the occasion of his 200th birthday, the hometown of Richard Wagner’s 2013 celebrates the Richard Wagner Festival year with concerts in Dresden and the surrounding area. For example, on 2 June 2013, Opera choirs sing on the open-air stage of rathen in the bastion.