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Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
A fairy tale in stone
The Elbe Sandstone Mountains – comprising Saxon Switzerland and Bohemian Switzerland – offer some of the most spectacular natural and cultural landscapes for those who love hiking, climbing, and cycling.
The region straddles two national borders in the extreme south-east of Germany and the north of the Czech Republic and it is only a few kilometers from the Saxony state capital of Dresden. A large part of the region, which totals some 710 square kilometers (275 square miles) with its abundant flora and fauna is protected on either side of the border as a National Park.