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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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  • Amazing rock formations with breathtaking views of the Elbe River from the bridge. An early start is advised to beat the crowds. There's also a small restaurant and a snack shack where one can grab a ...  more »
  • Great unique view to not to Miss! Departure of many nice walks with magnificent points of view!
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  • After a short climb, where at the crossroads greeted us German we reach the first lookout terraces and ... we will take your breath away! Entering into closer is just better! Beautiful view! Wonderful surroundings, feel a little of the mountains, and at the same time so close is down to the level of the river! The only pity is that so commercialized place and from one of the parties can still drive. But it's worth it to be here! Is a long time in memory!
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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.