GPS 14° 4' 30" O, 50° 56' 15" N (WG 84)

Show complete map (new window).

Please note! Do not use the marked path of the Google maps to get to Ferdinands Homestay. Google maps will mark you the wrong way! Please! Use our discribtion below!

Here we are!

Approx. one hour by train or 45 km by car southeastwards of Dresden Approx. Approx. two hours by train or car northeastwards of Prague on the Elbe River slope in the German part of the Elbsandsteingebirge, the Saxon Switzerland National Park, which is very close to the border of the Czech Republic.

Downstream we are located on the right bank of the Elbe River between Königstein / Halbestadt with the huge fortress and Rathen with the world famous Bastei Bridge. We are located halfway between both of these places on the tablemountain Lilienstein.

By Car or Motorcycle…

  • Motorway / Autobahn A17 Dresden – Prague / Prague – Dresden
  • Exit / Abfahrt Pirna
  • Highway / Bundesstraße B 172 direction Bad Schandau
  • After the Elbe River Bridge turn right
  • direction Hohnstein, Rathmannsdorf
  • pass by Penny Markt and Aral Petrolstation
  • pass by butchery / Fleischerei and bakery / Bäckerei
  • turn left on the Corner-Cafe “Wendischfähre” direction Prossen
  • in Prossen go straight on to the Prossen Castle
  • pass by on the right side (small road)
  • follow the sign Elbe-Radweg, Naturfreundehaus
  • pass by the Naturfreundehaus and the ferry jetty
  • 3 km to the end of the sealed road
  • Welcome!

Please note!

The small sealed road to Ferdinands Homestay is 6 km iong and mostly a one lane road with an 30 km/h speedlimit.

The same road is also the Elbe River Cycling Path and also used by a lot of pedallers or cyclists. Take consideration for residents and children!

Navigation systems

They may be handy but not really in this case!

By Train…

from Prague…

  • get off in Bad Schandau
  • take the train S1 (S-Bahn S1 / Regionalbahn S1)
  • direction Meissen-Triebischtal
  • go one station to Königstein
  • get off in Königstein
  • cross the Elbe River by the ferry boat to Halbestadt (other side)

from Dresden…

  • take the train S1 (S-Bahn S1 / Regionalbahn S1)
  • direction Schöna
  • get off in Königstein
  • cross the river Elbe by the ferry boat to Halbestadt (other side)

great walk…

  • walk easy 3 km downstreams
  • to the end of the sealed road

By Bike/Cycle…

from Prague…

  • cycle downstreams along the right bank to Bad Schandau (Elbe River bridge after Bad Schandau is the last possibility to cross the River)
  • after the Elbe River bridge
  • pass by Penny Markt and Aral Petrolstation
  • pass by butchery / Fleischerei and bakery / Bäckerei
  • turn left on the Corner-Cafe “Wendischfähre” direction Prossen
  • in Prossen go strait on to the Prossen Castle
  • pass by on the right side (small road)
  • follow the sign Elbe-Radweg, Naturfreundehaus
  • pass by the Naturfreundehaus and the ferry jetty
  • 3 km to the end of the sealed road
  • Welcome!

from Dresden…

  • Elbe River Cycling Path upstreams to Königstein
  • cross the Elbe River in Königstein with the ferry boat to Halbestadt
  • 3 km downstreams to the end of the sealed road
  • Welcome!

By Canoe…

  • downstreams use the right side
  • after the ferry jetty Königstein / Halbestadt
  • 3 km downstream
  • get off after our sign or 200m after (easier)
  • Welcome at Kilometer 19,9 km

Caution!

There is a Rope Ferry 3km downstreams in Rathen. Please turn to the left bank before Rathen.