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Bastei 12, 01847 Bad Schandau, Saxony, Germany
+49 3501 470147
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A spectacular lookout point providing breathtaking views of the Elbe River and the surrounding countryside.
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Bastei 12, 01847 Bad Schandau, Saxony, Germany
+49 3501 470147
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We travelled with 2 kids, one almost 4 and a baby. As recommended, we went relatively early (9am), which was after breakfast with the kids. The parking lot at the bottom next to the petrol station is not the closest, follow the P sign further...More

1  Thank ChewyFrankfurt
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This is definitely one of the must-see sights in the region. An impressive construction paying tribute not only to the original builders, but also to those responsible for the Restauration and maintenance. There is a car park close to the bridge, a hotel/restaurant with a...More

Thank Bizzy6
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to be but also in November very crowded. Will not see how overcowded it will be in summer times...

Thank MrAngle
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The bridge is accessible only over many stairs. But we made it also with a stroller, so it’s possible. It’s a great attraction for free! It offers an amazing view over the Elbe valley and the landscape around. The position of the bridge is breathtaking...More

Thank BenNurVei
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I was based in Dresden and took the train to Kurort Rathen (they run half-hourly). Just after leaving the Rathen station, heading for the river, I passed a tourist information office - very helpful lady who gave me a map and clear instructions as to...More

2  Thank musicman2016
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Not a comfortable experience for those with a fear of heights, but unquestionably a dramatic natural phenomenon. You can take good pictures without going too near the edge, while for those with nerves of steel there is the narrow bridge between the sandstone cliffs.

Thank TallTraveller274
Reviewed 7 October 2017

It is very interesting walking down and up the Bastei. Unfortunately on the morning we were there, mist blocked any view of the River Elbe. It cleared in the afternoon and The Bastei was visible from the River Elbe.

Thank MBKOKent
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Definitely worth the trip up the mountain. I wish I could have also hiked throughout the area, however, I was with a tour group.

Thank DeerParkMom
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Quite a modest walk from the car park to the lookout points. Glad for the cafe and the chance of a cuppachino.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Bastia or Bastion is a beautiful cliff formation that allows you to See the Graceful path of the Elbe River from the most dramatic look out point in the area. The towering rocks sore above the river like Jagged teeth and offers sweeping views from...More

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Mark C
20 July 2017|
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Response from agad73 | Reviewed this property |
I went down from Bastei to Rathen and had no problem. I think the only problem can be to find the path start in the town, because it's "hidden" behind buildings.
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9 May 2017|
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Response from Sulami79 | Reviewed this property |
Hi There are some rails but in general these are stairs in rocks and require some skills. If the person is not ready for some hiking experience you should be careful. You can enter the beginning enjoy some views and stop... More
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