Sächsische Schweiz (district)
|Coordinates: Coordinates: 50°58′N 13°56′E / 50.967°N 13.933°E|
|• Total||887.88 km2 (342.81 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
The Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland) was a rural district (Landkreis) in the south of the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It ended in 2008.
It borders the Czech Republic. Vehicles registered in the district have PIR, for the city of Pirna. This is because the districts own abbreviation would be SS, and this is not used because it is the same as the Nazi SS, the Schutzstaffel
History[change | change source]
The district was created in 1994 when the two districts Sebnitz and Pirna were merged.
Geography[change | change source]
The district is named after the landscape - the Saxon Switzerland - as it is the most mountainous region of Saxony.
Coat of arms[change | change source]
|The coat of arms symbolises the geograpy of the district. The two green areas stand for the forests in the two mountain areas, the white wavy line in the middle symbolizes the river Elbe. The coat of arms was created by Horst Torke of Pirna.|
Towns and municipalities[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website Archived 2003-10-10 at the Wayback Machine (German)
- Regional website (German)
- Tourism website (German)
- Official tourism portal of the destination Saxon Switzerland Archived 2012-11-20 at the Wayback Machine (English)
- Tourism portal (German)