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Basteigebiet, Bad Schandau

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Get views of a towering rock formation, or enjoy hiking and food at . Walk across the bridge to the formation, or snap some photos of the bridge itself from a lookout point. Take one of the many well-marked, hiking paths, or rent a paddleboat at the bottom of the trails so you can get closer to the lakes, waterfalls, and looming rocks. The panorama restaurant and food kiosks at the top are a great place to grab a meal with a view. A visit to Basteigebiet represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bad Schandau trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I took the train from Dresden to Rathen, then the ferry to cross the river and walked all the way up (30 min), there's some viewpoints in the middle of the walk. In the top there's a small bar, a nice...  more »
  • I took the ferry from Bad Schandau to Rathen and hiked via mostly a long stair way to Bastei. Much of the passage was through the woods and mountains, very well preserved and safe. It took me about 25...  more »
  • Watching a stone bridge on the top of a cliff is something you don't get to see every day. This beautiful place can be accessed comfortably by car and a bus or by a challenging walk up. Either way, th...  more »
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  • Stunning views. The small additional Tour for 2€ of the firmer Fortress grounds is worth it for the amazing views. The Bridge is free otherwise. Very organized Shuttle and bis Service available
  • Beautiful view. It is said it takes 2 hours to get up from kurort rathen and down. But if you are planning to stop to enjoy the view, to have a rest, to drink tea on top of the hill it takes about 4 hours for the whole trip up and down.
  • Awesome place! Don't just go on the bridge, go on the hiking trails on that area, they are the best and have the best views.
  • This is an excellent trekking experience and one of the must do things if you're going to Dresden.
  • Really cool place to visit. Might be a good idea to go in the afternoon when its not so crowded.