The health resort Rathen is a tourist magnet due to its unique location on the Elbe, the rock stage and the scenic attractions around it. From here you can reach the Bastei, the Amselsee, the Schwedenlöcher, Gamrig, the Uttewalder Grund, the Schleifgrund and much more.
December 2, 2018
Beautiful place, which has served us as a perfect starting point for hikes to and around the Bastei, to Lilienstein and the fortress Hohenstein. Car was parked on the first day in front of the apartment and only on the last day on departure again needed. In addition, there are many great restaurants in Rathen.
March 21, 2016
There is not much to notice from the spa here. Especially as an "air" spa drive somehow still too many misguided cars.
But Rathen is the optimal entry point into the surrounding highlights of Saxon Switzerland - Bastei, Amselsee, Felsenbühne, etc.
September 11, 2017
Kurort Rathen is located in front of the massive rock massif of the Bastei - directly on the banks of the Elbe. Rathen, old Raden (from the Slavic Hrad, i.e. castle), was first mentioned in history in 1261. Today the spa town of Rathen has almost 500 inhabitants. Because of its beauty, tranquility and its recreational character, the spa town of Rathen is one of the most visited places in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The spa town of Rathen is divided into two parts by the Elbe river - Oberrathen and Niederrathen. The connection between the districts is maintained daily with a historic yaw cable ferry, which is a listed building. Driving for day car tourists is only permitted on the left-hand side (Oberrathen). Guests who are planning a stay of several days can also travel to the Niederrathener district with a special permit.
There is an S-Bahn station from where trains run every half hour towards Schöna and Meißen. This will get you to Dresden in 40 minutes. A steamboat landing stage of the Saxon Steamship Company, from which paddle steamers lift their anchor every day from May to October, makes it possible to reach the place with a romantic steamboat trip.
March 15, 2020
Split place - connected by ferry. Many beautiful hiking trails on the Bastei side. The "valley guardian" is an eye-catcher. It's worth a visit. We have been up several times (with equipment, of course).
From the other side of the Elbe you have a wonderful view of Bastei and the surrounding area.
March 17, 2020
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