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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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  • Went to reserve Bastej (Saxon Switzerland) with excursion from Prague in December, 2016. the place is simply stunning, even pretty unpleasant weather (drizzle and fog) could not spoil the impression. Majestic cliffs and gorges, bastajskij bridge (business card) and views of the valley below and the Elbe does not leave indifferent. At the same time, all well organized and fairly safe-trails are fenced, made observation platforms. Visit in December (not season) was free. Honestly 2:00 was not enough, the ability to come down to the river and walk further along the paths wasn't. Nevertheless, the tour satisfied. To visit recommend!
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  • The towering limestone outcrops at Bastei are definitely worth a visit. They are beautiful to look at, but also provide a great vantage point, 100 metres, above the Elbe river, to view the surrounding...  more »
  • It was fun walking the narrow paths to the Bastei Rock formations with spectacular views of the Elbe River. Unfortunately is was rainy and foggy during our visit 
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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.