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Basteiaussicht

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 970 out of 1027 hikers

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  • jour-reveur

    One of the most popular views of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, so the whole area in the main season and in good weather but also quite "crowded"

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  • Iris

    The view from the bastion is unbelievably beautiful, optimally you probably enjoy it during the week when there are fewer tourists there.

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  • Marco

    In every season, even in late autumn, because it is not so crowded.

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  • Daragia

    Best travel time is in the fall because of the great foliage color.

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  • Manuuu

    Oh yes from the bastion you have really fantastic views of the Elbe

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  • Torsten

    Just let the masses push over the bridge. ;O)

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  • Daragia

    Best travel time is spring and fall, overcrowded in the summer due to too many tourists.

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  • Matzel

    Foremost Spitz is currently closed (Sep.2017) Because weathering has been detected on the rock.
    But there are already plans.

    amp.n-tv.de/reise/Schwebende-Aussichtsplattform-fuer-Bastei-article20131232.html

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  • Torsten

    The bastion, Felsenburg Neurathen is best visited in the early morning hours.

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  • Marco

    Number 1 highlight in Saxon Switzerland.

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  • Manuuu

    If only it were not always so full ... you have great views of the Elbe and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

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  • Peter

    If you walk the Malerweg, you will pass the bastion where you will be rewarded with great views.

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  • Wildrocker 🌍

    Little hint☝️
    If you are down again you have an excellent view up to Bastei😉

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  • Hentschel

    The bastion is always well visited. Even with the now closed vantage point, the views into the Elbe Valley are impressive.
    Visit during the week and early in the day.

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  • Kerstin

    The bastion - certainly worth a look. But of course very crowded.

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  • Sabine

    The way up is exhausting, but you can also go up and park (paid) at the top. The bridge is exciting and the views really great.

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  • Pierre

    It's so nice to let your eyes wander into the valley and watch the vast surroundings.

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  • Torsten

    Unfortunately, you can not reach the top any more, because the rock is at risk of falling. But also from further back the view is simply beautiful.

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  • Katrin Goldhahn

    unfortunately, the front part of the observation deck is closed. But still you have a great view of the Elbe from here. And when the weather is fine, sometimes you can also see the Zugspitze ;-) (from the passing trains in the valley)

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  • Katrin Goldhahn

    Beautiful hiking trails, fantastic views, enchanted nature - always worth a visit.

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  • Rhys

    Rathen hosts the best trails to climb and if you're willing to go off-piste then you can avoid the crowds. When you reach the top you will be handsomely rewarded with a view overlooking German and the Czech Republic.

  • Herrx Ausy

    Unfortunately overcrowded in a few days

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  • Stanley01705

    Tourist unfortunately a bit crowded but still it is worth the trip 😊

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  • Tina64

    It is worth getting up early for the Bastei and the Bastei bridge! Not only that the light is the most beautiful for photos, there are just not that many people on the way! Since it is the tourist highlite in the Saxon Switzerland, one can imagine well how full it can be there! If you choose the front direct rise from the resort Rathen it is very crisp uphill, but the views you get here at the various viewing platform, are worth the effort! Shortly before reaching the goal you have the opportunity to visit the castle rock. If you are free from giddiness, you should not be deterred by the € 2 entrance fee. When we were there, the cash register was not yet occupied and you have thrown your obolus in a box. Really just what a head for heights! You walk over lattice bridges under which many meters is nothing. The photos from there, which would certainly have become spectacular, were unfortunately all out of focus ....... I probably had too much trembling. On the Basteibrücke you will not stay very long, actually the view of the bridge is great! And you have it a bit further back, if you stop right after the bridge. There it goes at the end of a short path up some steep steps. Again, as so often today, but it's worth it!
    And if you have now shot all the pixels available, you should also go to the viewpoint after the bridge left, the Bastei! From there you have a spectacular view of the Elbe, and the surrounding area! Here you can see the next worthwhile destination, the fortress Königstein. But now it's time to go back to Rathen, best about the Schwedenlöscher, which are well signposted. Again steps, but only downhill! A short stop at the signposted vantage point (hopefully there is still storage space on the camera) and a short rest on the Amselsee. Oh yes, my phone said on the day I was 70 stories up, well then the next visit to NY I can save myself in the Rockefeller Center the money for the elevator

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  • Elevation290 m