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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 2 days ago

A mind-blowing place to be! Probably, would be more interesting for hiking lovers! There is bridge called Basteibrücke!

Thank M09_S11_M18
Reviewed 3 days ago

The day was very hot and sticky, the walk to the Bastei from our hotel in Rathen was up a lot of steps, so we decided against it. After speaking to one of the receptionist back at the hotel we found out about a Taxi...More

Thank Lesley E
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had trouble working out how to get there (no English signs/ hopeless maps) so here it is: There are 2 access points. 1. WALK UP: Bastei is on the north side of the river. You can walk up from Rathen BUT you have to...More

Thank Ozi-gal
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Bastei is a sandstone rock formation that towers over the Elbe River in the Saxon Swiss National Park. Rising to more than 600 feet above the river valley, the jagged rocks once served as the location of Neurathan Castle (first mentioned in 1755) now...More

1  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place has a lot of tourist because gorgeous views and multiple shapes pancakes of rich. There several steel bridges to allow getting through the formations. We took the option paid path through the rocks. It is worth the cost as you get a completely...More

1  Thank Mark J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived 0730 and then we had the bridge to ourself. The bridge and surroundings are amazing! We left about 0830 and then the tourists arrived, crowdy. Be there early! And its free to go there and always open. To visit the fort, there is...More

Thank Fredrik J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this beautiful area during a pre planned tour of Saxony. Road signing is good from Bad Schandau. Ample car parking facility close enough is discretely sheltered. It attracts large numbers of visitors including coaches and those guided groups can cause some congestion on...More

1  Thank 2013harryc
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Had always wanted to visit the Bastei. We were staying in Dresden for a few days and had arranged a 5 hour mini bus excursion through 'Get your Guide' which took in the Bastei and Konegstein Fortress. Although our driver only spoke German we had...More

Thank Travelsrs
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Definitely would recommend! Beautiful views and the walk up isn't too long (signs said 40 minutes, but easily done in 20-30). If you want to avoid big crowds, would recommend going in late afternoon/evening, especially in the summer when it's light!

Thank ivy l
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Easy to access if you park near the panorama hotel (about 600m fairly flat). Impressive to see what was constructed so long ago and the wonderful scenery surrounding and in the distance

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Madel C
11 August 2018|
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Response from retireeVancouver | Reviewed this property |
On our visit with a tour company, we had many elderly folk who did the slight upgrade walk from the parking lot to the hotel - about 8 minutes. The hotel does have a terrace from which to view the Elbe river and the valley... More
Mark C
20 July 2017|
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Response from Vanessa F | Reviewed this property |
There is a multi sign post that if you follow it, you will be on the right track. Essentially you head towards the "back" of town, away from the river on the main road and the entry point is off to the left across from some... More