National Park

Fascination National Park - droll rock nature in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Fascination National Park

Lain in the southeast of Saxony, in Germany, this is the last unobstructed riverscape of unique beauty. In a gigantic sandstone disk numerous gulches have been formed in millions of years by wind and water. Droll sandstone forms, proud mesas, gruff rocks, but also gulches and gorges have been left behind. While vegetation forms its own beings on the scanty dry rocks, the weather pine stamps deadly and silvery-grey the landscape, crystal clear brooks flow along in the valleys. In the deep chill gorges a special micro-climate allows numerous rare mosses to settle. The Elbe Sandstone Mountains with its variety of ferns is unique in Europe.

The landscape is not divided by borders so on the Bohemian side you will find an almost equal part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountins. You are right here looking for absolute silence. The Bohemian Switzerland is a confidential tip discovering off the beaten track.

Videos

Elbsandsteingebirge

This film was produced by Ecoteria, vacation portal for the Saxon Switzerland.

Ein Märchen aus Stein

This film was produced by the "Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz".

National park centre Saxon Switzerland