The location

The Mosaik-Haus is located in the district of Zwiesel of the town of about 5700 inhabitants called Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel. It is located between the Eastern Ore Mountains and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains approx. 45 km south-east of Dresden city centre.

Hikes

Due to its location in Saxon Switzerland, there are countless opportunities for walks and hikes right on the doorstep. We just want to give you a first impression of the surroundings to inspire you for your own explorations.

Heading north, after just a few metres you reach the Gottleuba stream, which flows all the way to Pirna, where it finally flows into the Elbe. The "Forellensteig" trail follows the Gottleuba downstream, winding between smaller rocks and enchanted moss-covered trees. Again and again, small waterfalls appear that flow into deeper river pools and invite you to cool off. In some places, the river has even washed so-called whirlpool holes into the rock, a geological natural monument. After a while, you reach the Zwiesel Bridge, where the Bahra and Gottleuba rivers meet. If you follow the Bahratal from here, you will soon find various bouldering opportunities.

However, if you follow the Gottleuba, you will soon pass the famous bridge from the film Cloud Atlas. Filming was done on the former railway bridge with Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, who hide there in the film during their escape from a cannibal played by Hugh Grant. Shortly afterwards, you reach the Langenhennersdorf Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Saxon Switzerland at 9 metres. If you climb the steps carved into the rock next to the waterfall, you will reach the dwarves' cave. Those who don't have problems with confinement can squeeze through this small gap back to the foot of the waterfall.

If you branch off from the Gottleuba and follow the hiking trails through Langenhennersdorf, you will quickly reach various rocks with views over large parts of Saxon Switzerland. During a short break on the Bernhardstein or the Napoleonstein, for example, you can enjoy the view of Königsstein, Lilienstein, Gohrisch and Papststein. Just a little further on, you come to the rock labyrinth. Here, weathering has shaped the sandstone rocks into countless caves, crevices and fissures. These invite you to scramble and climb through narrow crevices and tunnel-like passages and have also served as a film set for Cloud Atlas.

If you follow the Gottleuba from the house in the other direction, you will reach the old railway embankment, always following the river, directly into the centre of Berggießhübel, Bad Gottleuba and finally to the Gottleuba dam. In contrast to the "Forellensteig", the old railway embankment is also easily passable by bike or with a baby carriage.

If you follow the ascent to the Ladenberg, you will reach the hiking area of the "Zehistaer Wände", for example, along which a hiking trail winds its way above the cliffs, always with beautiful views of the valley.

If you want to enjoy the sunset, it is best to hike up to the Cottaer Spitzberg, from where there is a wonderful view in all directions, even as far as the TV tower of Dresden. If you hike further down into the Elbe valley from here, you will eventually reach Pirna. Other places to go for a good view are the Panorama Heights with its lookout tower and the Erich Mörbitz Lookout with a cosy bench to rest on. The "Gottleubataler Panoramaweg" leads over a length of about 22 kilometres to some of the most beautiful views around the Gottleubatal.

If you are looking for multi-day tours, you can hike the nearby Forststeig trail, for example, or take the European long-distance hiking trail E3, which runs congruently with the long-distance hiking trail Eisenach-Budapest through the Gottleuba Valley.

Of course, these are only a few of the endless possibilities for hiking and there are also many other beautiful hiking areas and destinations on the Czech territory, which is only a few kilometres away, such as the Tyssa Walls, the High Snow Mountain or the Saddle Mountain.

Those who prefer to cycle will also find various routes in the area and can even use the bicycle bus lines 216 and 219 from Pirna via Berggießhübel-Bad Gottleuba to Tisa in the Czech Republic from April to October.

Other activities

Berggießhübel has a wonderful opportunity to cool off in summer with the outdoor swimming pool "Billy Bad". Another popular place is the "Marie Louise Stolln" visitor mine, which is open all year round. Those who want to learn even more about the history of mining in the region can follow various information boards on the thematic 12km "Montanhistorischer Wanderweg" (Mining History Trail) to the border at the Oelsener Höhe.

In just a few minutes you can be in the bouldering paradise of Bahratal. More information on this website. Attention! Please do not use chalk when bouldering on the rock! In addition, there are various clubs that offer sports such as football, handball or tennis, there are bowling facilities and a volunteer fire brigade, which with its seven district fire brigades has a total of 134 members. The town also has several day-care centres, a primary school and a secondary school. There is also a tourist information centre, a town library, Friedrichsthal Castle and various small shops in the town. The MEDIAN clinic, Saxony's second largest rehabilitation clinic, is located in the town, which is both a therapeutic mud spa and a climatic health resort, and there are various doctors and a pharmacy.

Groceries

With three supermarkets, Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel is also well connected in terms of food. The Netto supermarket on the Ladenberg can be reached on foot in 20 minutes through the forest. By bike it takes 10 minutes along the road, which is also used by the bus from Pirna. The nearest petrol station is next to the Netto. A lower elevation has to be overcome on the way to Bad Gottleuba, where you can reach the Penny or Edeka supermarket in 10-15 minutes by bike. In addition, a bakery, café and snack bar can be reached by bike in five minutes.

The Mosaik-Haus is located in the district of Zwiesel of the town of about 5700 inhabitants called Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel. It is located between the Eastern Ore Mountains and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains approx. 45 km south-east of Dresden city centre.

Hikes

Due to its location in Saxon Switzerland, there are countless opportunities for walks and hikes right on the doorstep. We just want to give you a first impression of the surroundings to inspire you for your own explorations.

Heading north, after just a few metres you reach the Gottleuba stream, which flows all the way to Pirna, where it finally flows into the Elbe. The "Forellensteig" trail follows the Gottleuba downstream, winding between smaller rocks and enchanted moss-covered trees. Again and again, small waterfalls appear that flow into deeper river pools and invite you to cool off. In some places, the river has even washed so-called whirlpool holes into the rock, a geological natural monument. After a while, you reach the Zwiesel Bridge, where the Bahra and Gottleuba rivers meet. If you follow the Bahratal from here, you will soon find various bouldering opportunities.

However, if you follow the Gottleuba, you will soon pass the famous bridge from the film Cloud Atlas. Filming was done on the former railway bridge with Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, who hide there in the film during their escape from a cannibal played by Hugh Grant. Shortly afterwards, you reach the Langenhennersdorf Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Saxon Switzerland at 9 metres. If you climb the steps carved into the rock next to the waterfall, you will reach the dwarves' cave. Those who don't have problems with confinement can squeeze through this small gap back to the foot of the waterfall.

If you branch off from the Gottleuba and follow the hiking trails through Langenhennersdorf, you will quickly reach various rocks with views over large parts of Saxon Switzerland. During a short break on the Bernhardstein or the Napoleonstein, for example, you can enjoy the view of Königsstein, Lilienstein, Gohrisch and Papststein. Just a little further on, you come to the rock labyrinth. Here, weathering has shaped the sandstone rocks into countless caves, crevices and fissures. These invite you to scramble and climb through narrow crevices and tunnel-like passages and have also served as a film set for Cloud Atlas.

If you follow the Gottleuba from the house in the other direction, you will reach the old railway embankment, always following the river, directly into the centre of Berggießhübel, Bad Gottleuba and finally to the Gottleuba dam. In contrast to the "Forellensteig", the old railway embankment is also easily passable by bike or with a baby carriage.

If you follow the ascent to the Ladenberg, you will reach the hiking area of the "Zehistaer Wände", for example, along which a hiking trail winds its way above the cliffs, always with beautiful views of the valley.

If you want to enjoy the sunset, it is best to hike up to the Cottaer Spitzberg, from where there is a wonderful view in all directions, even as far as the TV tower of Dresden. If you hike further down into the Elbe valley from here, you will eventually reach Pirna. Other places to go for a good view are the Panorama Heights with its lookout tower and the Erich Mörbitz Lookout with a cosy bench to rest on. The "Gottleubataler Panoramaweg" leads over a length of about 22 kilometres to some of the most beautiful views around the Gottleubatal.

If you are looking for multi-day tours, you can hike the nearby Forststeig trail, for example, or take the European long-distance hiking trail E3, which runs congruently with the long-distance hiking trail Eisenach-Budapest through the Gottleuba Valley.

Of course, these are only a few of the endless possibilities for hiking and there are also many other beautiful hiking areas and destinations on the Czech territory, which is only a few kilometres away, such as the Tyssa Walls, the High Snow Mountain or the Saddle Mountain.

Those who prefer to cycle will also find various routes in the area and can even use the bicycle bus lines 216 and 219 from Pirna via Berggießhübel-Bad Gottleuba to Tisa in the Czech Republic from April to October.

Other activities

Berggießhübel has a wonderful opportunity to cool off in summer with the outdoor swimming pool "Billy Bad". Another popular place is the "Marie Louise Stolln" visitor mine, which is open all year round. Those who want to learn even more about the history of mining in the region can follow various information boards on the thematic 12km "Montanhistorischer Wanderweg" (Mining History Trail) to the border at the Oelsener Höhe.

In just a few minutes you can be in the bouldering paradise of Bahratal. More information on this website. Attention! Please do not use chalk when bouldering on the rock! In addition, there are various clubs that offer sports such as football, handball or tennis, there are bowling facilities and a volunteer fire brigade, which with its seven district fire brigades has a total of 134 members. The town also has several day-care centres, a primary school and a secondary school. There is also a tourist information centre, a town library, Friedrichsthal Castle and various small shops in the town. The MEDIAN clinic, Saxony's second largest rehabilitation clinic, is located in the town, which is both a therapeutic mud spa and a climatic health resort, and there are various doctors and a pharmacy.

Groceries

With three supermarkets, Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel is also well connected in terms of food. The Netto supermarket on the Ladenberg can be reached on foot in 20 minutes through the forest. By bike it takes 10 minutes along the road, which is also used by the bus from Pirna. The nearest petrol station is next to the Netto. A lower elevation has to be overcome on the way to Bad Gottleuba, where you can reach the Penny or Edeka supermarket in 10-15 minutes by bike. In addition, a bakery, café and snack bar can be reached by bike in five minutes.

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