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Walk Krippen to Bad Schandau via the Schramstein rocks

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  • Elbe and the Schrammstein Rocks
    / Elbe and the Schrammstein Rocks
    Photo: Minna Harshbarger, Macs Adventure
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Distance 12.4 km
4:10 h
407 m
352 m
435 m
116 m

Cross the Elbe by ferry and walk to the Schramstein rocks. Please be aware that today’s walk involves a number of very steep rocky paths and sections where the route requires you to use iron steps in the rock.

On leaving the rocks you walk through fine woodland to the cave at Kuhstall. The cave is also know as the ‘cow stall’ cave and was the subject of paintings by the Romantic Artists.

Continue to the valley of the Kirnitzsch. From here you return to Bad Schandau, either along the path by the river, or using the historic Kirnitzsch valley trams.

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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Update: April 03, 2019
Highest point
435 m
Lowest point
116 m

Start

Krippen (121 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.911422, 14.167192
DMS
50°54'41.1"N 14°10'01.9"E
UTM
33U 441451 5640305
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Destination

Bad Schnadau

Turn-by-turn directions

This App is 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
50.911422, 14.167192
DMS
50°54'41.1"N 14°10'01.9"E
UTM
33U 441451 5640305
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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 and a full set of waterproof

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

5.0
(1)
Avi Marathe
April 29, 2019 · Community
my first hike in Saxxon Switzerland, the weather was really bad though. I was unable to get any views although the rock formations were impressive. The app helps one know the names of the rocks. The walk actually ends at the Lichtenheiner Waterfall from one can either walk 2 hrs on the road or take a 30 min tram ride to Bad Schandau.
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When did you do this route? April 29, 2019
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Distance
12.4 km
Duration
4:10 h
Ascent
407 m
Descent
352 m
Highest point
435 m
Lowest point
116 m

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