The third stage: from Hohnstein to Altendorf
This stage leads over almost 12 kilometers and a total of 1000 meters in altitude from Hohnstein to Altendorf . The tour begins below Hohnstein Castle on the Halbenweg , which leads past the Gautsch grotto into the Brand . Soon you will reach the Brandaussicht , the “balcony of Saxon Switzerland”. With a refreshment in the mountain inn, the distant view can be viewed in peace. Strengthened by this, your going the 800 Brandstufen down into the Tiefen Grund . On the opposite side, the ascent to Waitzdorf , a small town with 50 inhabitants and a country inn not far from the Ochel walls , takes place immediately afterwards. A detour to the Waitzdorfer Aussicht is worthwhile here. We continue through the picturesque Kohlichtgraben to Kohlmühle , where an abandoned brick building stands out. The listed building was an industrial plant for the production of paper and later linoleum. The next destination is the Adamsberg , from which the hiker has an excellent view. The place Altendorf is directly below. From here you can already see the so-called “Rear Saxon Switzerland”, through which further stages of the Malerweg lead.
link to the tour description of the third stage of the Malerweg