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Aug 16, 2018
“Beautiful views of the Elbe and surrounding National Park”
Jun 27, 2018
“Stunning Place”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Neurathen Castle was located as a observation fortress in the sandstone rock formations of the Bastei. First mentioned in 1755, the remnants of the castle include rooms and staircases carved into the rocks, a cistern and catapult. The views acrid the Elbe River and the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KLE2013
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

The Bastei Bridge is amazing. If you have been to Zhangjiajie, China then you can relate to this place. The views are amazing and the place is really well maintained. If you are afraid of heights then not ideal. You can also hike in this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank PushExplore
Reviewed June 26, 2018

These are the scant remains of a castle with amazing views. It is inexpensive (only 2€) but very interesting. It is fun simply to climb around the remains. I wouldn't make a special trip just for this, but if you're already at the Bastei Bridge,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

The climb up was so completely worth it that you would thank yourself for the climb. The views are breathtaking, not like the real world, the river and the countryside is unbelievable.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Aalahazrat
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

As long as you time your visit to avoid the bus loads busy ticking this off their list, the castle is well worth a visit. Just above the iconic Bastei bridge, there is not a great deal of the castle left. The sheer drops below...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Bizzy6
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Must visit place if you are anywhere in Sachsen. I love "stone" cities and this is one of it. Unforgetable views to Sachsen valley, Lilienstein, Königstein...

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Martin G
Reviewed May 22, 2017

The Neurathen castle trail is a continuation of Bastei Bridge trail. It is a 1/2 hour one-way loop of an exposed into an air combination of stairs and metal bridges. There are railings everywhere so even for a scary-chicken like me it was OK. It...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank tzd60820
Reviewed March 17, 2017

I have found this amazing place just by googling around on Google maps. It was STUNNING! If you come early enough (8am) you can enjoy the beauty in solitude. Depends also on the season and weather. I would recommend sport shoes even though it is...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Fran F
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Beautiful picturesque area short journey south of Dresden ample photo opportunities best perhaps early morning, with smaller crowds.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Mark S
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Great place to visit in Saxony area . It took about 1.5hrs from Dresden to come here by train and bus . You can enjoy beautiful landscape and amazing rock mountain view.

Date of experience: July 2016
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