Discover the area

Pirna – The Saxon Switzerland City. It's easy to guess the reason behind that nickname. All around the city, you can find plenty of diverse cultural offers and fun activities that will make your holidays just seem to fly by. The Saxon Switzerland National Park is only a few kilometres away. With its bizarre rock formations and romantic gorges and valleys, this place is a paradise for outdoor sports enthusiasts. And with more than twenty castles, châteaus, parks and museums, culture and art lovers are also sure to get their money's worth.

Places to see

Landschloss Pirna-Zuschendorf/hunting lodge

The Pirna-Zuschendorf hunting lodge is not far from Pirna's historic town centre. Visit the award-winning camellia collection and the botanical garden.


Saxon Switzerland National Park and the Bastei rock formation

You might have already heard about the Bastei rock formation – the famous landmark towering almost 200 metres above the Elbe river. Whatever the season, this area of outstanding natural beauty is an attraction all year round. One of the most stunning natural landmarks in Europe, the Bastei belongs to the most visited places in the Saxon Switzerland National Park.


Felsenbühne Rathen/open-air theatre

During the summer months, when most theatres are closed, the Saxony State Theatre (Landesbühnen Sachsen) welcomes theatregoers to the open-air theatre in Rathen – to Europe's most beautiful natural amphitheatre.


Großsedlitz Baroque garden

The Baroque garden at Großsedlitz is only 5 km away from Pirna's historic city centre. The area of land was bought by the Count von Wackerbarth in 1719. Augustus II the Strong later commissioned the design of the garden.


Pillnitz Castle

The castle at Pillnitz sits directly on the bank of the Elbe river, surrounded by romantic vineyards. The regal castle was once the summer residence of Augustus II the Strong.


Königstein Fortress

On top of a table mountain, Königstein Fortress towers 361 metres high above the bizarre rock formations of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. This impressive mountaintop fortress date back to the 16th century.


Stolpen Castle

Built in the early Middle Ages on top of a basalt rock formation, the castle, with its distinctive towers rising high above the landscape, is visible from far away.


Weesenstein Castle

Weesenstein Castle overlooks the romantic Müglitz valley. As a result of more than 700 years of construction, demolition, modification and conservation, we can now marvel at a building which bears the traces of many different eras – from the Gothic period to Classicism.


Kuckuckstein Castle

Off the beaten track, yet close to the Saxon Switzerland's main tourist routes: In Liebstadt, Saxony's smallest town, at the foothills of the Eastern Ore Mountains, Kuckuckstein Castle towers high above the Seidewitz valley.


Dresden (Saxony State Capital)

You'll be absolutely fascinated by the diversity and charm of Dresden full of cultural and artistic splendour.


The Saxon Elbeland – Meißen & Radebeul

Saxony's wine route passes through the wine-growing region from Pirna to Diesbar-Seußlitz. The wine route is not only a must-visit for wine lovers, it's also a great place for bike rides and long walks along the Elbe river.




Visitor address:

Kultur- und Tourismus Pirna GmbH

Am Markt 7 (Canaletto-Haus)
01796 Pirna
Tel. 03501 556446 
Tel. 03501 556447
Fax 03501 556449

Opening times:

Mon – Fri 10:00 – 16:00
Sat/Sun 10:00 – 13:00
Eastern to October:
Mon – Fri 10:00 – 18:00
Sat/Sun 10:00 – 14:00

Principal Office:
Kultur- und Tourismus Pirna GmbH
Am Markt 7
01796 Pirna

bank account:
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
BLZ: 850 503 00
Kto-Nr.: 3 100 111 400

tax number:

Amtsgericht Dresden
HRB 23792

Klaus-Peter Hanke

Christian Schmidt-Doll