1Saxon Switzerland National Park
The magnificent expanse of Saxon Switzerland National Park lies just 19 miles (30 kilometers) southeast of Dresden. This park rewards travelers with views of imposing sandstone rock formations towering over the River Elbe, the Lilienstein mountain, Koenigstein fortress, and gorgeous wilderness as far as the eyes can see. However, the most famous landmark of this national park, and one of the most photographed sites in the country, is the Bastei Bridge connecting the massive rocks. The romantic town of Pirna and the spa town of Bad Schaundau are two extremely popular stops in the park. At the end of the day, if you are not ready to leave this piece of paradise, consider staying overnight in one of the hotels.