Active offers



Flow down the Elbe by paddleboat. At our hotel you get a boat and the necessary equipment. We give you a professional training and off you go! The way down you see the National Park in a different way- mountains and rocks look even more gigantic! The tour leads along small places, inns, high rocks and clear river mouth’s. In 5-7 hours you reach your goal, the Stadt Wehlen. Our offer: All-day paddle tour in the Elbe canyon by a boat for 2 (without attendant). Equipment, training, bring-back service and ticket for the return journey by train and ferry included. Start is in Schmilka, target in Wehlen.
Tip! Up to 5 overnights you will get the paddle tour for free (from April to October)

Ride a bike

Ride through the most popular cycle track of Germany: the Elbe Cycle Path! In Saxon Switzerland you will find the most attractive stage as it runs direct on both shores of the Elbe. With ferries you can easily come across at anytime. You pass the unique rock-landscape and find plenty of possibilities to have a rest in beautiful villages.Actually, our hotel is the final destination of the 850 km long cycle path going through Germany. If you cycle through the whole way, you get a golden certificate (whole track), a silver (2 stages) or a bronze (more than 250 km). The golden certificate we top with a bottle of bio-champagne (in case of an overnight in the hotel). There are plenty of round tours in the National Park as well. We are pleased to give you information on the topic!
Tip! Bicycle shuttle in the whole Saxon Switzerland: on weekends and holidays between April and October trailers with place for 20 bicycles are tied to the buses with the motto: take the heavy part with the bus and trickle back by bike.
Sports bikes for ladies and gentlemen as well as mountain bikes are available.

Nordic Walking

Who has tried it once is not to be brought off it anymore. The walking with sticks becomes even more and more popular among people leading a healthy way of life. In Nordic Walcing 80% of our muscles are in use: it is an all-round program for the body.
Movements borrowed from cross-country skiing make this sport popular in the summer season as well. Saxon Switzerland offers best conditions for Nordic Walking with different stages for beginners and professionals. The best way to get in touch with the sport is to try it on the Elbe - on both sides you may walk till Bad Schandau or to Bohemia on a flat field.
Tip! Our offer: Learn from professionals the right "ground work" because of the desired effect.


It is trendy these days to play this lifestyle sport. The neighboring golf-course is different: it is affordable and refuses the tight etiquette. Additionally, it is really romantic with the scene of the National Park and it’s rocky mountains. The 25 ha big and 5,2 km’s long 9-hole course is situated 4 km’s from the hotel in the idyllic village of Jons (Janov). The experience costs about 13 euros on weekdays and 19 euros on weekends. Private trainer is 6,5 euros per hour, equipment available. It is a great place for family adventures also!


In our region we don’t have long slopes to discover, but, nevertheless, in cross-country skiing you can enjoy the surrounding better. The region is not that snow-secure as the real Switzerland, but when it comes, makes the landscape incredibly beautiful. Moreover, cross-country trains more muscles than alpine skiing. In contrary to alpine skiing cross-country calms the body down and relaxing it. Cross-country on the Winterberg (556 m) directly above Schmilka or on Schneeberg (723 m) 10 km’s from Schmilka.

Other ski places nearby

  • Sebnitz: 3 slopes (600 - 700 m), 3 cross-country trails (20 km), 1 sledge runs, ski rental (12 km from the hotel)
  • Rugiswalde: 1 slope (460 m), 3 cross-country trails (7.5 km), 1 sledge run, snowboarding, ski school, ski rental (15 km from the hotel)
  • Hinterhermsdorf: 1 cross-border cross-country trail (15 km) 12 km from the hotel)

  • Altenberg: 2 ski slopes (530 m), cross-country skiing(30 km), racing piste, sledge run, ski school, ski rental (50 min. from the hotel)
  • Stürmer: (Bournak) 6 ski slopes (500 - 2500 m), cross-country trails (50 km), snowboard-fun park (50 min. from the hotel)
  • Adolfov and Telnice: 7 ski slopes (100 - 1300 m), cross-country trails (14.5 km), ski distant footpath (30 min. from the hotel)
Tip! The racing sledge and sledge run in Altenberg as a venue of world championships in bob, racing sledge and Skeleton (also the WOK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP was here) only 50 minutes away.
Tip! If snow covers, the longest sledge run of Saxon Switzerland (6 km from Big Winterberg down to Schmilka)!