Kanapee - Blick auf die Elbe

Kanapee - Blick auf die Elbe

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    A piece above the Basteibrücke there is this great vantage point on the Elbe and mountains. Directly at your feet you can see the famous sandstone cliffs and on the horizon rise the table mountains south of the Elbe.

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    • November 21, 2017

  • J&J S3ID3L

    Many high-heeled tourists do not come down here, and so it's basically the better bastion view. The bastion can then be left out during the day and circulated on the Rahmhanke.
    It is especially nice on the view at night: the ferry leaves until after 1 clock (inquire! - season dependent), you walked up in less than 30min and has a great view of Rathen. In the rock niche with a bench you can cuddle up to your loved ones and roast your dinner on the gas stove, or make a mulled wine.
    At night you can still walk the few steps to the Bastei Bridge, then there is none ... best in fog, then it drives the swaths spectacular under and over the bridge.

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    • January 4, 2019

  • Stanley01705

    Tip: also visit the Saxon Switzerland from autumn, because the view through missing leaves is even more beautiful.

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    • October 22, 2017

  • Andreas Platzl

    Bastei and Schwedenlöcher are the absolute highlights of Saxon Switzerland. Other sights quickly fall into oblivion. The over 1,000km long Elbe is but worth seeing. From up here you can do that especially well!

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    • January 5, 2017

  • WanderWomen

    What a nice spot NAtur

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    • March 6, 2019

  • Otten ohne 🔋

    Breathtaking view of the Elbe

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    • May 6, 2019

  • JR56

    The view from the 'sofa' must have been used before 1800 and was also a popular location for the painters of Saxon Switzerland. The view is similar to the view from the

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    • August 26, 2020

  • Wanderklaus

    On the way on the Malerweg.

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    • May 29, 2018

  • Heike

    We were in November and had great weather and a great foliage color ... and there were only a few people a week

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    • November 6, 2018

  • Holzrollerjoe

    ev. For sunrise photography in the direction of Lilienstein

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    • December 18, 2018

  • JR on Tour

    A short distance to the bastion you have a perfect view of the Elbe in both directions.

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    • June 28, 2019

  • Kati

    At Kanapee, a rocky outcrop overlooking the valley to the south of the castle with a good view of the Elbe Valley and Bastei, there was another post office in the Felsenburg.

    At the Tiedgeaussicht / -stein is the entrance to the Rahmhanke. Inscription on the rock: TO REMEMBER TIEDGE, the singer of Urania. More info here: and

    Otherwise, a magnificent viewpoint overlooking the Elbe, to Rathen, on the King stone ....

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    • December 6, 2019

  • Markus

    Beautiful view! Who wants to admire the bridge in the whole, should pay the 2 Euro entrance to come to the Basteigelände. From there you can photograph the bridge super. Unfortunately on the holiday too many people there, preferably visit during the week.

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    • April 25, 2019

  • André

    Not secured (be careful)

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    • May 6, 2019

  • Matze

    It is also interesting to watch the climbers, or to climb yourself ..
    We used to do that more often, but not necessarily in the overcrowded tourist areas, but rather in the Schrammstones or Bielatal.

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    • March 11, 2020

  • Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

    Insanely beautiful views of the Elbe and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

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    • September 28, 2020

  • bobelewue

    climb the bastion as early as possible. then there is less going on

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    • September 16, 2020

  • Jenny_geht_wandern

    Bastei bridge can be visited free of charge. There is a paid car park above the bastion and below the bastion which is 3000m away.

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    • September 22, 2020

  • LoLoMike

    As far as I know, the observation deck on the bastion is still closed.
    But it doesn't matter, as there are plenty of viewpoints away from them, some of which can only be reached with a lot of daring. However, it is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to leave the path!

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    • September 23, 2020

  • Romy 🚴‍♀️ 🤸‍♀️ 🚶‍♀️

    Wonderful view, not too crowded between October and April.

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    • October 5, 2020

  • Ludger

    Off season also quieter.

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    • December 24, 2018

  • Simon

    A nice area and if you are in the vicinity is worth a visit. But also very well visited during the main times.

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    • March 26, 2019

  • Eisbär1281

    The view of the Elbe is simply terrific.

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    • August 29, 2019

  • Dolle

    Beautiful view over the Elbschleife near Rathen.

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    • October 20, 2019

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


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