One day trip from Prague or Dresden
5.0 Great Duration: 8 hours IIIII Easy
Discover two enchanting experiences in one unforgettable journey. Begin your day with an awe-inspiring visit to the world-famous Bastei Bridge, offering breathtaking panoramas of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Then, prepare to be transported into a winter wonderland at Königstein’s ‘Winter Fairytale’ Christmas markets. We ensure a hassle-free journey by picking you up directly from your hotel in Prague and Dresden, taking care of every detail.
The Königstein Christmas market is held on all four Advent weekends and offers an atmospheric setting. The eventful Christmas market at the Fortress features hand-crafted stalls based on historical models made of wooden slats and fabric panels. Traders are offering their goods in traditional garb. Goulash soup and Fortress punch are steaming in large copper kettles on open fires. There are demonstrations of traditional crafts, stage programs with folk music, dance, and artistry, and living animals in the Christmas crib. The market also features weather-protected strolling areas in the underground casemates, an electoral table with Dresden china in Friedrichsburg Castle, and Germany’s longest Advent calendar.
At the end of your journey, we’ll return you to your starting point, leaving you with wonderful memories and perhaps some unique souvenirs from the Christmas markets.
Bastei Bridge is a 76.5-meter-long sandstone bridge that connects several rock formations in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany. It is part of a tourist attraction near Rathen, near Pirna, and near the Saxon Switzerland National Park. The bridge was built in 1851 and has a panoramic view of the Elbe River and the surrounding mountains.
Königstein is a historic fortress located on a table hill of the same name. It is one of the largest hilltop fortifications in Europe and sits atop the table hill of the same name. The 9.5-hectare rock plateau rises 240 meters above the Elbe River and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The fortress has been a tourist attraction for over 200 years and is home to the oldest preserved German barracks from 1589-1590, a castle chapel, a prison, and the deepest well in Saxony with a depth of 152.5 meters.
A relaxing guided tour to unspoiled nature with wonderful views
8 h - 5 km (3 mi)
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From €149 per person