The tour starts at the market square in Bad Schandau, the spa town in the heart of Saxon Switzerland. Follow the B172 federal road eastwards for a short distance and then turn into Badallee at the crossroads where you meet the Hotel Lindenhof. After a short while, the stairway of the Luther Trail appears on your right. After climbing the stone steps, the Luther Monument awaits you, which was erected in 1817 on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the dissemination of the 95 Theses by Martin Luther. Keep to the right along the Luther Trail, which takes you along a panoramic path past the Ostrava passenger lift. After passing the Luther Trail, follow the Ostrau ring road and then turn onto Falkensteinstraße. Take the Klüfftelweg branch to Zahnsgrund and then cross KB740. On the opposite side, follow the stairs up through Lattengrund. Continue past the spectacular Schrammstein Gate via the Wildschützensteig, which is dotted with numerous steep iron ladders, to the breathtaking Schrammstein view. Please note that the Wildschützensteig is only suitable for hikers who are sure-footed and free from vertigo. Via the Schrammstein ridge trail you reach another large plateau with a phenomenal view via further iron ladders and bridges, which invites you to linger and rest. At the "Breite Kluft" junction, you descend again, passing the striking 40 m high Teufelsturm (Devil's Tower), which is regarded as the symbol of "Saxon mountaineering". You follow the Elbleitenweg for quite a while and then turn off again to the Schrammsteinaussicht in the direction of the Obrigensteig. This takes you to the banks of the Elbe, which leads you back to Bad Schandau in a westerly direction.