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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Basteigebiet and other Bad Schandau attractions using our handy Bad Schandau trip builder app .
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  • The view of the Bastei bridge is particularly great. My advice: you have the most beautiful views from the Ferdinanstein (bastion Park, hotel complex crossing, bridge run towards and away up 100 m before you go left on the rocks with the small observation deck). During the day it is very light and the light is much better early mornings and evenings. Morning is - if you're lucky - the Elbe River fog with it and the rocks is beautifully illuminated by the rising sun. Be so very early there, in the summer, it is getting light to five. And punctuality is worth because there is not much space on Ferdinand stone and it is very crowded by photographers.
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  • Who wants not much hiking takes the parking lot shortly before the bastion, there is about 10min to the entrance! Follow the tour and enjoy countryside!
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  • Interesting in the middle of the week when there are no crowds. On the top you can drive by bus or car. However, you might want to enter on foot with Kurort Rathen very atmospheric. Where there are many restaurants and bars located on the Elbe River with beautiful views.
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  • It's a fantastic area to walk and hike through, and worth the effort. There are vehicle and horse carriage paths available but you won't get the same experience. Bring a hiking stick, though, if you're not a regular hiker. The views at the top are spectacular!
  • Amazing place with amazing view. Short walk to the view location. Nice places to have a snack or a meal nearby.
  • Great place for hiking and beautiful sights. There are many tracks for hiking that include Basteibrücke (Bastei bridge) and a bunch of tracks through the wild. The approach via local transport is quite easy too. It is advised for foreigners to be a little bit careful of the right wing locals.
  • Very nice for a day trip, but be careful around lunch time it gets very crowded. Be there early...
  • Absolutely beautiful hiking, with a decent biergarten and bratwurst to finish the afternoon. This kind of thing is some of the best Germany can offer.

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