The Elbe Sandstone Mountains (in German “Elbsandsteingebirge“) are located in Saxon Switzerland, in the east part of Germany. Mainly it is known for the rock formation Bastei but it has so much more to offer. It is a gorgeous region in Germany, with endless hiking and climbing options.
As a kid I was to that region with my parents a couple of times, sadly I was too youngto appreciate the beauty of it. Nowadays the region around the Bastei got really touristic and it can get packed. 20 years ago the entrance to the Bastei was free, now entry fees has to be paid. In case you want some solitude, I would highly recommend choosing other hiking options.