Popularly known as the ‘BURG SCHÖNA’ the house offers a splendid view of the Schrammsteine rock-face rising above the Elbe. The ‘Malerweg’ hiking path along with the ‘Aschersteig’ and ‘Schmilka’, provide hikers with ideal conditions and are merely 500 metres away. The plateau-shaped hill Zirkelstein is located near Reinhardtsdorf.
The term ‘Saxon Switzerland’ purportedly refers to two Swiss artists who painted the local landscapes during the 18th century. Many fellow painters followed in their footsteps to find inspiration for paintings, drawings and watercolours of the surrounding rock-faces, streams and torrents. The most famous among them was Caspar David Friedrich, who created his impressive painting entitled ‘Die Felsenschlucht’ around this time, and as he felt inspired to write: “Ich muss mich vereinigen mit meinen Wolken und Felsen …” (“I feel an urge to coalesce with my clouds and crags …”).
The Großer Zschirnstein is the highest mountain in the German part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. It is about 560 high. It is located near Kleingießhübel in the corridor of Reinhardtsdorf-Schöna. The rock faces fall up to 80 m in depth at the edge of the mountain.
Our public observation deck.
During cleaning work on the rock, notches and depressions were discovered that were not natural.
Investigations revealed that there was a bridge and a view at the site. The owner of the guest & seminar house commissioned the Haak art workshop to revive the view with a platform and make it accessible to the public.