Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Bad Schandau: Address, Phone Number, Elbe Sandstone Mountains Reviews: 5/5

Elbe Sandstone Mountains
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Lets cruise
Miami, FL946 contributions
Great day out
Sep 2020 • Friends
Very nice hiking opportunities. Interesting sandstone formation and beautiful view from the top. Great for any age groups. You can choose from two different paths. Possibility of rock climbing although its for skilled climbers only.
Written September 13, 2020
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pcg69
Berlin16 contributions
great for hiking at all skill levels
Sep 2020
There are stunning rock formations which offer lots of choices for hiking. A good choice for a weekend getaway.
Written September 8, 2020
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Ken S
Leipzig, Germany10 contributions
Interesting Rock Formations
Dec 2019 • Friends
This is all part of a German/Czech National Park. Covers quite a large area bordering the Czech Republic with Germany. There are many hiking trails, many with great views of either the Park, or the Elbe River Valley. The Bastei is part of this park, and can be reached either by Bus, Auto or foot Ferry from the Curort Rathen Railway Station.
Written January 1, 2020
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airboss01
Highlands, TX62 contributions
A daunting hike rewarded
Aug 2019
We dropped in here on a day trip from Bad Schandau. So, here's what we did, your mileage may vary. We took the DB train from Bad Schandau to Rathen. The Bhf is essentially on the west side of the Elbe river, to cross you must take the ferry which can require perhaps 20 minutes wait, something like 2-3 Euro each way unless you have a zone pass. Both sides of the river are deceptively hilly. There are several paths you can take once across the river and past the first hotel, if I remember correctly it said in effect 'Bastei Bridge, 350m' Well, that doesn't sound like such a big deal, rifght? Well, it's all uphill, quite a number of switchbacks, there's a lot of steps, walking/climbing on sand- when you think, 'aha, almost there' - well you aren't but you are closer. Pay the 5 Euro I think it was at the top, a bit of a 'Holiday Inn' commercial surprise, but hey. A more daunting task than I would have guessed but the views at the top are magnificent, I wish I were a better climber but then again I'm 68 now and I made it in maybe 30 minutes. Wish I had more time to explore more of this area, there is so much to see and now I realize somewhat of a well-kept secret.
Written November 3, 2019
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iteubert
Edmonton, Canada7 contributions
The Externsteine in Southern Germany
Nov 2018
Visit the Externsteine in Southern Germany close to Switzerland!
Explore them as far as you can go! They were a holy place to the Germanic Folks hundreds of years ago
At the bottom is a carved picture how the Christians stood on the bent Irminsul, the tree rising from the ground to the Northstar , in order to depress the tree as well as the ancient religion! It is a beautiful but depressing carving! One feels very refreshed walking on those mighty stones to see how high you can go! An area beloved by our ancesters, the ancient Germanic people!
Written October 9, 2019
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wintersson
Noosa, Australia1,683 contributions
Interesting rock formations
Jun 2019
Wonderful national park with rock formations, hiking paths, interesting villages and scenery. You can drive to most areas with parking available. Don't forget your camera!
Written September 3, 2019
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quaturbo
Ormond Beach, FL66 contributions
Great Moderately Easy Hike to the Summit and Deep into a Stunning Swedish Holes
Aug 2019 • Family
While there are not a ton of good hikes in this part of the country, this is the best in my opinion. It’s well worth the effort and while the views are breathtaking the deep gully hike with the highlight for us. Stunningly beautiful examples of creation in what seemed like another world. Experiencing this place will be unforgettable.
Written August 7, 2019
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Explore15226
71 contributions
A Romantic Piece of Land above Elbe River
Jul 2019 • Friends
At the border of Czechia (Böhmen) and Saxony (Sächsen) discover a very romantic landscape offering the river canyon +250 m deep, rock labyrinths, gates and cliffs, old castles and quiet villages
Written July 29, 2019
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Narek M.
Yerevan, Armenia10 contributions
Breathtaking experience
Dec 2018
Breathtaking views on old mountains through forests & a magnificent bridge. There’re also designed hiking trails through lush forests & rock formations.
Written January 3, 2019
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fitzbip
Melbourne, Australia78 contributions
Stunning and awesome, absolutely.....
Jul 2018
This experience of that type mountain and nature setting was definitely unique in all my extensive world travels, where a river meets a low mountainous range with beautiful features of prehistoric carvings made by nature, the weather and the Elbe river. German minds and man power have added their craft, creating the Bastei, to this nature phenomena. A 'must see and do experience' for the world traveler.....
Written September 14, 2018
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