A multifaceted idyll at the foot of the Bastei
Rathen and the districts of Niederrathen and Oberrathen
The state-accredited climatic health resort of Rathen enjoys an idyllic location below the Bastei viewpoint.
Sublime rocky landscapes and unique cultural spectacles go hand in hand in Rathen. Situated in close proximity to the city of art and culture that is Dresden, the traffic-calmed, state-accredited climatic health resort offers its guests peace, relaxation and active recuperation. The small, tidy holiday resort lies right by the River Elbe, at the foot of the world-famous Bastei.
Active holidaymakers can discover the wild and romantic Bastei massif in the best way from Rathen, via the ideally signposted hiking trails. The magical views of the picturesque rock formation in the heart of Saxon Switzerland National Park are well worth the steep ascent.
In the evening, what is most probably Europe's most stunning natural theatre – Rathen Open-Air Stage – invites guests to enjoy music and theatre shows in front of the unique backdrop of the Bastei massif. Be it adventurous Karl May stories, modern musicals or atmospheric operettas; every show put on here is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.
The world's largest outdoor model railway is also located in front of the backdrop of the Bastei in Rathen. Proverbally known as "Eisenbahnwelten", the attraction lights up the eyes of young and old visitors.
Furthermore, guests can discover the area surrounding Rathen in the most diverse ways: for example through climbing, with a paddle boat on the River Elbe, or during a bike ride on the Elbe Cycle Route. Both a gondola ride on the Amselsee lake and a boat trip on the River Elbe with a 100-year-old paddle steamer provide new perspectives and views of the breathtaking landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
Touristinformation im Haus des Gastes
01824 Kurort Rathen
Tel.: +49 (0) 35024 70422
Fax: +49 (0) 35024 70074