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Walk Bad Schandau to Rathen

Hiking route · Saxon Switzerland
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Distance 17.5 km
5:31 h
487 m
485 m
347 m
118 m

The walk starts with a steady climb up the side of the valley to Brand which offers breath-taking views over the dramatic landscape of Elbe sandstone hills.

Continue upwards to the imposing ruins of Hohnstein Castle. From here there is a more relaxing descent through idyllic valleys back to the Elbe river at Rathen.

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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Update: April 03, 2019
Highest point
347 m
Lowest point
118 m

Start

Bad Schandau (118 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.917774, 14.156050
DMS
50°55'04.0"N 14°09'21.8"E
UTM
33U 440676 5641020
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Destination

Rathen

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These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

DD
50.917774, 14.156050
DMS
50°55'04.0"N 14°09'21.8"E
UTM
33U 440676 5641020
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

A sturdy pair of walking trainers are adequate for this route if you don't wish to wear hiking boots. Along with your usual kit for a day walking in the elements make sure you pack an extra layer, a full set of waterproof and windproof layers.

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Distance
17.5 km
Duration
5:31 h
Ascent
487 m
Descent
485 m
Highest point
347 m
Lowest point
118 m

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