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Kurort Rathen

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  • Marishu

    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.

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    • December 2, 2018

  • Benjamin Henkelmann

    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.

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    • March 21, 2016

  • Torsten

    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.

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    • September 11, 2017

  • Simone N

    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.

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    • March 15, 2020

  • Dolle

    Cute little split by the Elbe town with everything the tourist heart desires.

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    • October 20, 2019

  • Simone N

    Very nice place in a brook valley.
    This place is a good starting point for the hike to the bastion.
    Very beautiful!

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    • March 15, 2020

  • Heiko

    Felsenbühne, Bastei, Burg, Amselfall and -see, Elbe, Schwedenlöcher ... more than once does not work.

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    • April 22, 2017

  • 🥾Steffen 🥾

    From Rathen you have a beautiful view of the bastion.

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    • June 28, 2018

  • Martin

    Starting point for many beautiful hikes. (ideally of course the parking on the other side of the Elbe, quite cheap for several days in case you stay on the way, with the ferry you are quickly translated)

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    • July 10, 2018

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    Unfortunately this time there was a construction site all around.

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    • February 17, 2020

  • Matze

    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.

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    • March 17, 2020

  • Manuuu

    From the parking lot briefly with the ferry over the Elbe and then it goes over many steps and stairs up to the bastion to then have a great view of the place from above ;-)

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    • August 2, 2018

  • Daragia

    The best travel time is in spring and autumn, in summer you have to expect long waiting times at the ferry.

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    • May 25, 2017

  • Marius〽️

    Always a journey, be it by train, bike or car, worth it. Here is a good starting point for various hiking routes.

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    • June 25, 2018

  • Steffi

    A good start for hikes in Saxon Switzerland

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    • June 29, 2018

  • Tina64

    Rathen is a small, somewhat sleepy place at the foot of the bastion. Great starting point for hikes.

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    • July 3, 2018

  • Mrs. Fluffs

    A really beautiful and quiet place. A visit is really worthwhile - possibly in connection with a visit to the Felsenbühne.

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    • October 22, 2018

  • Markus

    Nice little place. Unfortunately, no parking but nearby are two trail parking.

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    • April 29, 2019

  • maeckie65

    Good starting point for hikes to the Bastei, stone table to Lilienstein and Königstein. A visit to the Rathen rock stage is always worth the experience.

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    • May 26, 2019

  • Peter

    Nice little village, ideal for starting a hike. Apartment and catering - everything available

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    • May 31, 2019

  • Patric

    From here you can easily get to the main sights. If you don't have your own provisions, you can stop here in many localities.

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    • January 28, 2020

  • Schanzon

    Access to the spa for residents only. Parking lot just before the place

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    • March 15, 2020

  • Bergmoerder

    View of the old town

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    • March 2, 2020

  • mausi

    Nice restaurant with delicious ice cream from Saxon Eismanufaktur

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    • June 23, 2016

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