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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“elbe river” (30 reviews)
Bastei 12, 01847 Bad Schandau, Saxony, Germany
+49 3501 470147
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

We drove here from Dresden, parked and hiked for nearly 3 hours right across the sandstone rock formations. Was extremely satisfied with the amazing views. The bastei bridge was beautiful and the Elbe river flowing below with the small towns in the distance add a...More

Thank ashrun_fernando
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We cheated and got the bus from Pirna to save time and a strenuous walk. Very glad we went as the views are stunning. Be aware that parts of the walk to the bridge have nothing to hold on to- my mother who is in...More

1  Thank Kate M
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Visited in January, it was like we stepped into The Chronicles of Narnia. Breathtakingly beautiful and not just from the chill in the air. Be prepared with proper footwear because the paths are not shoveled but you could spend hours exploring the beauty going down...More

1  Thank Carica A
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This a must visit Beautiful bridge with wonderful view I have no idea how they did IT How to carry all those kind of things to up there Such an amazing work For this trip i choose ferry route From Dresden you have to take...More

3  Thank aieyza
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Do take a trip to see the amazing and elaborate sand rock formations, rising 636 feet above the Elbe River, and the bridge across some of the jagged rocks, called Bastei. You drive up to the place where the stairway begins down to the bridge....More

4  Thank alliharper
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely rock bridge 150m up Elbe canyon. Perfet view in every season. During Summer too many tourist. Full parking pláče.

1  Thank BohemianSwitzerland
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The towering limestone outcrops at Bastei are definitely worth a visit. They are beautiful to look at, but also provide a great vantage point, 100 metres, above the Elbe river, to view the surrounding countryside. Well worth a visit. Best to get there early in...More

Thank callumx
Reviewed 5 December 2016

It was fun walking the narrow paths to the Bastei Rock formations with spectacular views of the Elbe River. Unfortunately is was rainy and foggy during our visit

1  Thank bobthoman
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the key points when coming to Saxony. Some basic advice: - watch out for the crowd, we in November so it was not so bad - have good hiking shoes - go first to the castle in the rocks (just behind...More

1  Thank Sulami79
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is probably one of the most popular hikes in the area, and therefore very crowded. A lot of people come by car or bus and just do the short walk to the bridge. The true beauty of the place is better experienced by hiking...More

4  Thank qldjulie
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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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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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