Imagine you are traveling to an area with a unique rocky landscape. Nature is unique and wildly romantic, sometimes rugged and wild, but always breathtakingly beautiful. Are you curious? Then visit the Hohnsteiner Sechs-Tälerland in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains!
The area is characterized by the rock formations of the so-called “Front Saxon Switzerland” in the core zone of the national park and the Lusatian thrust with the granite foothills of the Lusatian mountains. The constant change from mountain and valley, sandstone and granite creates the enchanting hiking area around Hohnstein.
Landscape and culture form a special connection here, as in the entire region. The settlement since the Middle Ages and the tourist development from the 19th century changed the Elbe Sandstone Mountains again and again, but its originality was preserved. Excursion destinations such as the Bastei with its imposing stone bridge or Hohnstein Castle high above the Polenz Valley are impressive testimonies to the creative interaction between man and nature.
Six valleys shape the area around Hohnstein. Very different and distinctive in their type and size, each one is an experience in itself. The valley landscapes are an Eldorado for hikers. All valleys offer special features that are just waiting to be explored. The Amselgrund leads to the world-famous Bastei, the steepest rock faces rise up in the Polenztal and the best views can be reached from the Tiefen Grund. The Kohlichtgraben is magically enchanted. The Schwarzbachtal impressively shows the contrast between sandstone and granite. The loveliest of all valleys might be the Sebnitz valley.