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A spectacular lookout point providing breathtaking views of the Elbe River and the surrounding countryside.
Bastei 12, 01847 Lohmen, Saxony, Germany
+49 3501 470147
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

It was a day trip from Prague. So beautiful and had a great time. Do not miss this trip if you are in Prague and so different.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ayemun
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

I visited The Bastei on my recent trip to Dresden, a very easy 30 minute journey from Dresden Hbf(S Bahn) to Kurort Rathen. There’s a foot ferry which takes you across the Elbe river ,then you climb quite sharply,but the views are stunning. I‘d wanted...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views, easy hike, but of course very icy and slippery in the winter so be prepared. There are railings to help out but my winter boots still had me ice skating the trails.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

The magnificent rock formations of the Bastei are one of the highlights of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. You have many different viewpoints (free or paying) of the rocks and the Elbe. But it is a very popular site, go as early as possible before...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Prague, hired a car and left at 9am. We arrived around 11am and spent a good couple of hours there, leaving around 2pm because we had another activity booked in Prague. It was more than enough to take it in if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Not far away from Dresden, in the Saxon Switzerland National Park, the Bastei Rock formations attracts hordes of tourists since the 19th c. And not without reason. The view is stunning towards Elbe River, 194 m. below the current sandstone bridge that replaced the original...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mina P
Reviewed October 13, 2018

The shop, hotel, toilets, and paths to the lookout and bridge are about 10 minutes walk from the car park. You can take a horse and cart for a fee. The views are great and this is well worth a stop if you are in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

The rock formations are awesome - an inspiring wonder of one of nature's greatest formations still left Untouched & Unchanged by developments ( that have destroyed many elsewhere). The sceneries from above on both sides are really awesome, very beautiful. Cool breeze coupled with nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Travelove58
Reviewed October 9, 2018

During our stay in Saxony we visited the Bastei. The views on the Elbe river are nice. Also the rock formations are very interesting. There are some trails for hiking. We went early, however it looked as if usually there are lots of visitors and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vicki B
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful drive and a visit to bastei bridge. It was so picturesque and very beautiful in the sunshine. Highly recommend visiting this place is your on a day trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
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January 14, 2019|
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Response from Mina P | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know as I don't live in this country. You may contact them directly to check because at the moment there is a lot of snow in Germany and many roads are blocked by it. But if you manage to reach the area, I'm... More
November 25, 2018|
Response from M09_S11_M18 | Reviewed this property |
I think hiking from Bad Schandau train station to Bastei is possible. I have seen many people were doing so, though, I took public transport. Just keep it in mind it might take longer than your exception due to the selection... More
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November 19, 2018|
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Response from Tblimunda | Reviewed this property |
I took the shuttle from the parking and was lucky as just waited around 5 minutes (same when returning). I think it runs every 30m but i heard that on high season there may be more shuttles. I think you can see predefined... More
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