Bad Schandau is situated in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, in a charming cavity at the estuary of the river Kirnitzsch into the Elbe. It is the oldest spa and therapy centre in Saxon Switzerland. The area developed from the first settlements of fishermen, lumberjacks and stone crushers by the end of the 18th century to, by the discovery of the region by travellers and relaxation-seekers, a spa resort. Theodor Körner called the area a “place of natural power and beauty” in 1810. Few areas combine such variety of contrasts and attractions in such a small space: distinctive rock towers, mighty table mountains, serpentine valleys, crystal clear mountain streams, blooming pastures, mysterious caves. The altitude is 125 to 250 m above sea level and the geographical situation creates a mild central uplands climate. Large forested areas, clear and healthy air and interesting attractions are ideal for relaxation and active recovery during all the seasons. Today Bad Schandau is a modern Kneipp spa resort with two further treatment and rehab clinics, the Tuscany thermal baths, 3 beauty farms, a number of physiotherapeutic treatments and cosmetics studios, the spa gardens with a Kneipp treading basin, health trails and a beautiful promenade at the banks of the Elbe river with a view on the rocks of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The small, idyllic town centre with its cafés, restaurants and shops, park centre and botanical gardens is ideal for a stroll or shopping. A variety of different hotels offer accommodation from a simple standard to five-star level. The surrounding are offers various possibilities for exercise: hiking, cycling, Nordic walking, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing and much more. The comprehensive traffic system of the regional transit section “Oberelbe” are available to make relaxing trips into the entire region without a car.
Kneipp spa resort
Mild central uplands climate, 125 to 250 m above sea level, 35 km South of Dresden, 7 km to the Czech border
Dresden, the capital of the federal state of Saxony., can be reached from Saxony via the Autobahn A4 from the West (Cologne, Eisennach) and the A13 from North (Rostock, Berlin). Coming from Dresden take the A17 to Pirna, then on to the B 172 via Königstein to Bad Schandau. The border crossing CR Hrensko – Decin is also signposted – continuation to Prague possible.
The train junction Dresden is connected to the IC and EC-network. Remote links are offered to all major German cities. With the fast regional transit it only takes 50 minutes from Dresden to Bad Schandau. The station in Bad Schandau is situated on the other side of the Elbe. Ferries, busses and taxis provide connections to the town.
Cardio-vascular diseases, circulation diseases, illnesses of the musculoskeletal system, general states of fatigue, anastasis
Spa facilities »Tuscany thermal bath«, clinics for further treatment and rehab »Kirnitzschtal« and »Falkenstein«, Hotel Elbresidenz – Viva Vital & Medical Spa, park hotel – beauty and vitality centre, physiotherapy, inhalatorium, kinesitherapy facilities, spa gardens, Kneipp facilities, hiking trails, health trails
Kneipp treatments, in-patient or ambulatory
Additional treatments of spa medicine: physiotherapy, massages, electrotherapy, ergotherapy, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, nutrition therapy, gait exercise, sling table, dietics, respiratory therapy, ergometer training, psycho therapy , chirotherapy , balneo therapy, function training, lymphatic drainage, inhalation, preventive back exercise, cold air therapy, oxygen step therapy, carbonic acid-oxygen-bath, health education, analgesic therapy, physiotherapy
2 bath physicians, 3 general physicians, 4 dentists, pharmacy
Ayurveda, oxygen therapy, energy medicine
Campsite Ostrauer Mühle
Parking lot, town museum, historical elevator, Kirnitzschtal valley train, botanical gardens, library, church, guided hikes, guided city tours, bike rental, bowling, carriage rides, slideshows, cinema in the National Park Building, grasslands for sports, recreation and games, nature studies trail, loop hiking trails, beach volleyball field, rock climbing area, restaurants, cafés, playgrounds, sauna, solarium
Fort Königstein (7 km), bastion – rock castle Neurathen (16 km), mountain stage Rathen (16 km), Hohnstein castle (11 km), “city of artificial flowers” Sebnitz (9 km), upper watergate Hinterhermsdorf (13 km), national park Saxon Switzerland (hiking region), Kirnitzschtal valley with Lichtenhainer waterfalls, Bohemian Switzerland – Edmundsklamm, Prebischtor (7 km), Pirna – historical city (15 km), Dresden (35 km), Prague (200 km)
Tourist information, rooms, health package deals, ticket service, bike rental, hiking maps, travel literature, souvenirs, guided city tours, guided hikes, rock climbing courses
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