Stadt Wehlen, Saxony, Germany, also known by the name of Wehlen, is a small town located in the east of Germany; it is located on the way from Dresden to Prague. The centre of Dresden is around thirty-seven kilometres northeast of Wehlen. Frequent train and bus connections from Dresden are available. Stadt Wehlen is part of the Saxon Switzerland-East Ore Mountains (in German, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge). It is named after the famous mountain ranges of Saxon Switzerland and Ore Mountains. The region is a popular destination for tourists who enjoy hiking, climbing, and relaxing in the unspoilt nature.
The town is situated right next to the River Elbe and offers a peaceful atmosphere with a beautiful panorama. The history of the town dates back to the thirteenth century, when local writers mentioned the settlement for the first time. Surprisingly, the development of tourism started early, during the period of romanticism. Besides the beautiful nature of Saxon Switzerland, the town with a population of approximately one thousand eight hundred offers some worth-seeing architecture.
History and architecture enthusiasts should not miss the ruins of Castle Wehlen (in German, Burg Wehlen). The castle complex was built in the beginning of the twelfth century and abandoned in the sixteenth century. The castle had been forgotten for centuries when the remains of the castle were excavated again in the nineteenth century. The marketplace and the town church are worth a visit, as well. Around twenty-five kilometres east of Wehlen is the famous National Park Saxon Switzerland. Together with the Bohemian Switzerland in the Czech Republic, the national park forms the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The area offers excellent opportunities for climbers. Around a thousand peaks wait for you; they attract international hikers as well as climbers. The Bastei Bridge is a beautiful sight and very popular with photographers.
In Wehlen, you can find a couple of hotels and guesthouses if you want to spend some time in the holiday region of Saxon Switzerland, as well as options for a hostel in Stadt Wehlen, Saxony, Germany. Free Wi-Fi is common for the accommodations, including your Stadt Wehlen, Saxony, Germany hostel. From your hostel in Stadt Wehlen, Saxony, Germany, you have a beautiful view at the river and the valley. Additional accommodations are located along the River Elbe and in the city of Dresden.
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