Saxon Switzerland National Park
Situated in the far eastern corner of Germany, the Saxon Switzerland National Park covers more than 36,000 hectares of the Elbe Sandstone Massif, bizarre eroded rock formations dating back to the Cretaceous period. The park is characterized by a unique landscape of sandstone cliffs, deeply carved valleys, table mountains and gorges. Rock climbing is undoubtedly an excellent way to explore the park, but there are also other ways to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, such as a trip to the Bastei rocks which provide stunning panoramic views across the Elbe. It is also possible to hire a rowing boat or take a boat excursion to admire the scenery from the river.