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Address: Saxon Switzerland National Park, 01847 Bad Schandau, Saxony, Germany
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A spectacular lookout point providing breathtaking views of the Elbe River...

A spectacular lookout point providing breathtaking views of the Elbe River and the surrounding countryside.

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We cheated and got the bus from Pirna to save time and a strenuous walk. Very glad we went as the views are stunning. Be aware that parts of the walk to the bridge have nothing to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We cheated and got the bus from Pirna to save time and a strenuous walk. Very glad we went as the views are stunning. Be aware that parts of the walk to the bridge have nothing to hold on to- my mother who is in her 60s managed ok, but may not be suitable for everyone.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in January, it was like we stepped into The Chronicles of Narnia. Breathtakingly beautiful and not just from the chill in the air. Be prepared with proper footwear because the paths are not shoveled but you could spend hours exploring the beauty going down different trails. Dog friendly and very photogenic. Restaurant on site with surprisingly good food and... More 

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Bintulu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This a must visit Beautiful bridge with wonderful view I have no idea how they did IT How to carry all those kind of things to up there Such an amazing work For this trip i choose ferry route From Dresden you have to take Train from main station toward Shcona and stop at Kurort Rathen station. Exit the station... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Do take a trip to see the amazing and elaborate sand rock formations, rising 636 feet above the Elbe River, and the bridge across some of the jagged rocks, called Bastei. You drive up to the place where the stairway begins down to the bridge. Here you will find gift shops, cafes, and even a hotel. My husband and I... More 

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Krasna Lipa, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely rock bridge 150m up Elbe canyon. Perfet view in every season. During Summer too many tourist. Full parking pláče.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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 countryside. Well worth a visit. Best to get there early in the morning before the coach loads of tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the key points when coming to Saxony. Some basic advice: - watch out for the crowd, we in November so it was not so bad - have good hiking shoes - go first to the castle in the rocks (just behind the Bastei Bridge) - there is a nice view - a kind of appetizer just... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is probably one of the most popular hikes in the area, and therefore very crowded. A lot of people come by car or bus and just do the short walk to the bridge. The true beauty of the place is better experienced by hiking up to the bridge and back down again. You can loop around to avoid backtracking.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The sights were spectacular from that altitude but why anyone would want to build a castle there escapes me. If you're not afraid of heights, then take the tour you won't be disappointed. You have a great view of the Elbe and the valley. The rock formations are something to behold.

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