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(Hi)story playground by Pirna’s Elbwiesen

On the playground by Pirna’s Elbwiesen, only a stone’s throw from Pirna’s Old Town, everything revolves around water. Here young and old would-be sailors can set off on a big journey: the site has been designed like a watercourse with several “floating” small ships (play islands). Play equipment at both ends symbolise a ship’s bow and stern. Attractions include the play ship, a ship’s stern with viewing mast and a wavy slide.

An info. panel for kids explains that this was once the site of a loading crane for the loading and unloading of the trading ships with sandstone until the end of the 19th century. Until the present day this is regarded as a landmark of the heyday of shipping and the sandstone industry in the Elbe region. The foundation is still preserved and has been integrated in the (hi)story playground when it was excavated.

Further attractions here include an amphitheatre, sun benches as well as a cyclist stop with further benches, bike stands and info. panels on the town of Pirna.

The playground is situated on the left side of the river Elbe, by Pirna’s Elbe car park.

Pirna’s playgrounds


In the green area, numerous play islands and a skate park invite children of all ages to play and romp.

„Hohe Brücken“

Bridges are the subject of the Jagdschloss Graupa park, also the site of the Wagner museum and memorial.


Once the site of a rope manufactory, the play equipment of this playground is inspired by rope making.