The 5-star-hotel Elbresidenz an der Therme Bad Schandau welcomes you in the center of the Saxon Switzerland, only 100 meters away from the river Elbe. Surrounded by bizarre rocky crags, primeval forests, and deep gulches with wild brooks, Bad Schandau lies in the middle of the unique Saxon-Bohemian national park region. Sights of global renown such as the one-of-a-kind Bastei Bridge and the imposing Konigstein Fortress can be easily reached, whether on foot or by the historic paddle steamer with a boat dock right in front of the hotel. The location of the Elbresidenz directly on the banks of the Elbe River in the heart of Saxon Switzerland offers optimum conditions for manifold activities. Hikes for nature studies, with certified national park guides, courses in climbing, and mountain climbing tours through bizarre rocky gorges proffer spectacular vistas. The Elbe bicycle paths will entice you to take variegated excursions. Romantic castles and fortresses, as well as the adjacent cultural Meccas of Dresden and Prague, are waiting to be discovered. In a unique way the Hotel Elbresidenz combines tradition and modernity. Enjoy the luxurious atmosphere and timeless elegance in the 207 rooms and suites with a stunning view over the Elbe, the historical market place or the calm atrium. Do something for your health consciously, and feel wonderful at the same time in the 1,600 sqm Wellnesspark “Elbresidenz”. With specialized therapeutic counseling and treatments, we will take care of you holistically and sustainably. Natural healing methods according to Kneipp will give your health momentum; individual beauty and body treatments will strengthen you in body and soul. Relax in our Aurorabad above the roofs of Saxon Switzerland. Enjoy the picturesque vista of the Elbe River from the sun terrace, and regain new energy in the Finnish sauna, herbal sauna or steam bath. Experience diverse culinary highlights in our restaurants “Sandstein with Salon Artur Henne” and “Elbterrasse”. With a trilogy of regional products, international compositions and excellent culinary craftsmanship, the restaurants enchants their guests and offers a fantastic view of the river Elbe and the landscape of Saxon Switzerland. Business meeting, conference or family gathering – the 11 bright meeting rooms convey a feeling of classic elegance and provide the perfect atmosphere for events of all kind. A classy interior and high-end technical equipment guarantee a successful convention or celebration.