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Spa town of Gohrisch

Striking table mountains, unique rock formations and forest as far as the eye can see - the municipality of Gohrisch, in the middle of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains truly invites you to discover one of the most spectacular landscapes in Europe, Saxon Switzerland. Dmitri Shostakovich composed his eighth string quartet in Gohrisch, the oldest climatic resort municipality in the national park region.

Located in the middle of this popular holiday region in Germany and framed by striking table mountains, you cannot only enjoy the best high-altitude climate in Gohrisch, but also breathtaking views of the rock formation of the world-famous bastion Bastei or the Königstein Fortress. No wonder that the area magically attracted artists and that painters such as Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Gustav Carus and Adrian Ludwig Richter were already walking in and around Gohrisch. Dmitri Shostakovich who stayed in the resort municipality twice and composed his eighth string quartet here in 1960, also found relaxation and inspiration in Gohrisch.

Only about 40 kilometers from Dresden, Gohrisch also offers an ideal starting point for a visit to the Saxon capital. Day trips to nearby Prague are just as good as trips to the immediate area, which you can hike comfortably or more demanding, depending on your taste or condition.

But why look so far? The resort municipality of Gohrisch itself offers first-class tourist experiences. The appearance of this small place is characterized by glamorous villas in the spa style. As Saxony’s first climatic health resort in the 19th century, Gohrisch already attracted wellheeled urban residents to a summer holiday at that time. Not only the attractive hotels and guesthouses prove that the Gohrisch residents are still proud of their passion for tourism, but also the careful maintenance of historic buildings, the loving care of the educational and hiking trails and the numerous green areas. First-class gastronomy with regional specialties in the inns and restaurants of the municipality as well as modern wellness and health offers meet every requirement and promise relaxation at the highest level.

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