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  • Jay Be

    The classic! Best early in the morning. During the day and especially on the weekend, crowds are here !! But you have to have seen, beautiful views. Easy to reach, also with stroller or wheelchair.

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    • September 14, 2015

  • Tobias

    The most famous attraction in Saxon Switzerland.
    Alone one is unfortunately never here. Nevertheless, it is definitely worth a visit because of the view of the Elbe and the surrounding countryside.

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    • July 2, 2014

  • Christopher

    The Bastei is probably the most famous highlight of Saxon Switzerland. In the peak season from April to October, the bastion is often visited by tourists, but in the winter months you have the opportunity, and not infrequently, to escape the crowds and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Elbe in peace.

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    • December 19, 2016

  • JR56

    The Bastei, the lookout point in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, is the oldest and most famous tourist attraction in Saxon Switzerland
    The view over the Elbe valley to the table mountains of Saxon Switzerland and far into the neighboring landscape of the Lusatian mountains and the Eastern Ore Mountains is world-famous. At a distance of 130 m and at a height of 194 m above the Elbe river, the viewer is offered an unforgettable view on the sandstone plateau.
    The bastion area with several views is freely accessible all year round.

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    • August 11, 2020

  • Stephanie

    The classic in the Elbsandsteingebirge. At least once you have to go there, marvel at the view and then quickly run away from the tourist stream.

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    • May 31, 2016

  • Heiko

    In the main season, the view for the essential is almost lost. Prefer to come in the spring or autumn who likes it quieter.

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    • September 24, 2016

  • Martl

    One of Germany's most famous calendar motifs.

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    • August 15, 2021

  • Otten ohne 🔋

    Very impressive structure. It can be incorporated into many beautiful walks. For example, Something for children is not too long over the Schwedenlöcher and the Amselsee

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    • April 6, 2019

  • Daragia

    Best visiting times are in spring and autumn, partly because of the not so numerous tourists, on the other hand in the autumn because of the great colors of nature. Best photo opportunity at sunset.

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    • May 25, 2017

  • Simone N

    Very nice views of the Elbe and Bad Rathen.
    The Königsstein Fortress can be seen in the distance.
    Very crowded in the hiking season.
    Still absolutely worth seeing!

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    • March 14, 2020

  • Lucia

    Easy to reach from Rathen. The view of the Elbe is impressive!

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    • May 26, 2014

  • Turbo

    We were already quite late, so not so much excitement

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    • September 30, 2017

  • Hentschel

    From 7 p.m. you are slowly to yourself here and can enjoy the views as well as the evening lighting of the rocks.
    During the day, you have to expect a lot of crowds at THE attraction in Saxon Switzerland.

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    • June 19, 2021

  • Lisanne

    The Bastei bridge is a classic among the hiking destinations in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, with magnificent views over the Elbe and the Lilienstein. The visit in the early morning is most worthwhile to enjoy the sunrise and the flow of tourists is also very limited.

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    • January 1, 2018

  • Mo

    On the Bastei rock formation you have a great view of the Elbe and in the distance the Königstein Fortress.
    The Bastei Bridge is a main excursion destination and if you want to enjoy the view and nature in peace, you should get up very early.

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    • March 9, 2020

  • Torsten

    You should look for a day when it is so unfair that you are not overrun by tourist buses. Then it can be very nice here. ;O)

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    • December 27, 2016

  • Thomas Heller

    I think here you do not have to supplement anything, for me a uniquely beautiful landscape. Best early in the morning or at sunset to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere with not too many visitors.

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    • April 13, 2017

  • Wanderklaus

    For the visit of the bastion you should look for a quiet day during the week. Otherwise, it is often completely overcrowded here.

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    • May 29, 2018

  • Karsten

    Fantastic view of the Elbe.

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    • May 23, 2020

  • . 🤸‍♀️ ŕ𝓸м𝐲 🤸‍♀️ .

    beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. In the summer months there is always a lot going on here, in winter you are quite alone on the bridge.

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    • September 1, 2020

  • Manuuu

    Unfortunately overcrowded by tourists, you hardly get a foot on the floor. But you have beautiful views of the Elbe and parts of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

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    • July 24, 2018

  • 🚶‍♀️Irma 🥾

    A formation of several rocks connected by a 76.5 m long bridge

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    • May 15, 2020

  • Daniel

    A great view that is definitely worth it! 😊

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    • May 25, 2020

  • Helmut

    Absolute natural highlight magnificent views

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    • April 19, 2016

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