Bastei Bridge

Local nameBasteibrücke
LocationLohmen, Germany

The Bastei is a rock formation towering 194 metres above the Elbe River in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany. Reaching a height of 305 metres above sea level, the jagged rocks of the Bastei were formed by water erosion over one million years ago. They are situated near Rathen, not far from Pirna southeast of the city of Dresden, and are the major landmark of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. They are also part of a climbing and hiking area that extends over the borders into the Bohemian Switzerland.

The Bastei has been a tourist attraction for over 200 years. In 1824, a wooden bridge was constructed to link several rocks for the visitors. This bridge was replaced in 1851 by the present Bastei Bridge made of sandstone. The rock formations and vistas have inspired several well-known artists, among them Caspar David Friedrich

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From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland & Pillnitz Castle from 396 USD

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Address 01824, Germany

Coordinates 50°57'42.311" N 14°4'22.85" E

Tours and activities: Bastei Bridge

From Dresden: Saxon Switzerland & Pillnitz Castle

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From Dresden: Hike Through Saxon Switzerland with Transfers

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Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland Day Trip From Dresden

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