Guided tour of historic Dresden
Excursion HZDR and Post Conference Tour to "Saxon Switzerland"
The bus brings you first to the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). Here you have the opportunity to visit the thermohydraulic test facilities.
After your tour of the HZDR we continue the bus ride to the Elbe sandstone highlands, also called „Saxon Switzerland„. The famous nature highlights such as the Barbarine rock and the Schrammsteine have inspired artists like Caspar David Friedrich and Richard Wagner. During our stop at the world-famous Bastei, which is located on the highest rock in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the Elbe valley and the surrounding rock formations. The Lilienstein and Königstein mesas are seemingly close enough to touch.
Seats have been reserved for lunch in the Bastei Restaurant with a phantastic view. Please select a dish during registration. Drinks must be paid individually on site.
The bus takes you to Königstein at the river the Elbe, where you continue your journey on the Elbe steamer to Pirna through the fairytale landscape of the national park – a „pure nature experience“.
From the Elbe River, Königstein presents an imposing picture: the town stretches up the valley of the Biela River for several kilometers. High above towers the landmark – the Königstein Fortress. Due to the military impregnability of the Königstein, Saxon electors and kings sought refuge behind the thick walls in troubled times and stored art treasures and the state treasure here. In addition, because of its scenic location, the Königstein was a popular place for sumptuous festivities of the court. Later it served as a feared state prison of Saxony.
The bus will return you from Pirna to Dresden, passing the impressive castles on the Elbe, embedded in the vineyards of the Elbe Valley.
The tour ends around 6:30 pm, so you can have a look for a nice dinner location after the tour.