Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 834 out of 860 hikers


  • 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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    • 31/05/2016

  • 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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    • 14/09/2015

  • 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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    • 02/07/2014

  • 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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    • 19/12/2016

  • Lucia

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

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    • 26/05/2014

  • 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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    • 24/09/2016

  • Tom

    The most famous view of the Elbe valley and the table mountains

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    • 30/05/2016

  • Jonas

    Beautiful in the fall

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    • 03/07/2014

  • Marco

    For visitors of this region an absolute "MUST"

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    • 04/12/2016

  • 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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    • 27/12/2016

  • 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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    • 01/01/2018

  • Iris

    As already mentioned, it makes sense to escape the bus crowds a bit so that you can enjoy this incredibly beautiful landscape better.

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    • 12/05/2017

  • Wilfried08

    ... we would be there too ... impressive ...

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    • 20/06/2016

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    • 20/06/2016

  • Helmut

    Absolute natural highlight magnificent views

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    • 19/04/2016

  • Marco

    Very nice destination in the Saxon Switzerland.

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    • 04/12/2016

  • Daragia

    The best view of the Bastei bridge can be had from the vantage point, which, on the way to the right, is reached behind the Bastei bridge (coming from Rathen).

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    • 25/05/2017

  • Enno

    The buses full of tourists that are dumped here regularly are already amazing and the subsequent crowding on the bridge spoil every hiker's enjoyment of nature.
    Early here before 8 o'clock for sunrise ... And you have your peace and wonderful views into the Elbe Valley!

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    • 02/09/2017

  • Turbo

    We were already quite late, so not so much excitement

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    • 30/09/2017

  • Pierre

    It is especially nice to go there in the evening in the evening for the sunset, because 1. very few people are on site and 2. the setting sun is beautifully visible in the rocky landscape.

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    • 02/01/2018

  • Steffen

    A very nice destination and just great if not many tourists are there.

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    • 17/02/2018

  • 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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    • 29/05/2018

  • MKKA

    View of Bastei bridge monk

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    • 10/07/2018

  • Marcel

    View of the Bastei bridge

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    • 14/08/2018

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Basteibrücke’

Location: around Kurort Rathen, Saxon Switzerland, Saxon Switzerland-East Ore Mountains, Saxony, Germany

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