The most famous rock formation in Saxon Switzerland – the region’s most popular trip destination
Robber knights once roamed the area long ago. Then the Romantic artists came. Today, the Bastei Rock is a popular sight. From the Bastei look-out point (which had to be closed partly for safety reasons) a unique panoramic view opens up to many landmarks including the Lilienstein Mountain and Königstein Fortress. A 76.5 m long bridge stretches between the rock formations. You can also enjoy a fantastic view from the Bastei Bridge in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Across the bridge you reach the well-known remains of Felsenburg Neurathen Rock Fort. It is the largest medieval fort of the area. Other impressive viewing points such as Ferdinandstein or Kanapee Cliff provide spectacular wide views over the Elbe Valley and to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.