Bastei Mauntain - Sightseeings & Informations


The Bastei is a rock formation rising 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 southeast of the city of Dresden, and are the major landmark of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. 




Suspended 650 feet in the air between towering sandstone rocks, the Bastei Bridge is a Victorian era engineering marvel. Built in 1851, it offers stunning panoramic views of Saxon Switzerland National Park. Which isn’t in Switzerland, but in Saxony, Germany.

The journey to this stone span overlooking the Elbe River is as gorgeous as the view. Visitors climb a series of steps — 487 to be exact— to reach the scenic platform.


A View from Germany’s Bastei Bridge. 2 minutes video



Excursion to Beitei

Map of Bastei

Bastei Mauntain