Pirna is situated in East Germany, in the heart of the Free State of Saxony. The town belongs to the district Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge and is only 25 km from the state capital of Dresden. Pirna also marks the start of Saxon Switzerland and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
You can travel to Pirna by car via the Bundesautobahn A 4 heading from Bautzen or Chemnitz up until Kreuz Dresden-West, then continue on the A 17 (heading towards Prague) until you get to the junction for Pirna.
From here, follow the slip road B 172a to the crossroads Sachsenbrücke and from here the Bundesstraße (A-road) B 172 heading towards the “Stadtkern” (town centre).
Bus & rail
Travel by rail is environmentally friendly and convenient. From Dresden’s main station, the S-Bahn (urban rail) lines S1 and S2 heading towards Schöna travel every 30 minutes, sometimes even every 10 minutes, between Dresden and Pirna between 4.30 am and 1.00 am.
If you are travelling from Stolpen, Neustadt i.Sa. and Sebnitz, take the Regionalbahn RB 71 into the town. There are also numerous bus connections.
Flixbus (coach company) passengers can travel direct to Pirna or take the S-Bahn here via Dresden main station.
The nearest airport is Dresden-Klotzsche airport which is approx. 25 km from Pirna in the north of the state capital and connected to Pirna by the S-Bahn. The airport has two terminals, approx. 2,000 parking spaces and operates in all-weather operation level IIIb.
From this airport there are direct flights to Russia, France, Greece, Spain and many other countries as well as numerous inland flights. This makes travel from Pirna to the rest of the world, via Dresden, and vice versa, easy!