Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge is a district (Kreis) in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is named after the mountain ranges Saxon Switzerland and Erzgebirge.
The district was established by merging the former districts of Sächsische Schweiz
as part of the district reform of August 2008.
The district is located between Dresden
and the Czech Republic
. In the southwestern part of the district the easternmost part of the Erzgebirge
("Ore Mountains") is found, the southeastern part of the district is named Saxon Switzerland
, which is part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains
. The main river of the district is the Elbe
. The district borders (from the west and clockwise) the districts of Mittelsachsen
, the urban district Dresden
, the district of Bautzen
, and the Czech Republic
Towns and municipalities