This hike is particularly suitable in good weather and the icing on the cake would indeed be snow. Depending on the icing of the paths, however, it would then be advisable to bring a pair of toe shoes.
Whether by car, bus or S-Bahn, Bad Schandau is very easy to reach as the starting point of this tour. The entrance in the direction of Wustmanndörfel up to the Schlossberg, however, can easily be confused. The best way is to walk directly from the Elbe quay past the market square along Marktstraße to the north and climb the steps to the Zaukenpromenade. At the top, the ruins of Schomberg Castle are enthroned. On the ridge between the Kirnitzsch valley and the Zaukengraben, the route then leads to the Wustmanndörfel. This has only a limited connection with the well-known naturalist Erich Wustmann. He himself lived in Ostrau at that time. From here the path is very clear. It is well signposted and leads with a pleasant gradient through small forests, over heights and through small depressions. In glorious winter weather, this trail is truly a delight for the eyes and the hiking heart. It is also fascinating to see how the perspective of the Falkenstein, the Schrammstein chain, the Affensteine and the Zschand changes in the course of the trail. Shortly before the Hochbusch in Sebnitz, you can once again look back beautifully over Lichtenhain and in the distance you can see the striking Schrammsteine. The forest path to Sebnitz is then rather forest-heavy. Many cut trees along the path and a desolate clear-cut with a view of the silk flower city are in stark contrast to the other part of the tour.