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New Bastei look-out point is reopened

Basteiaussicht mit Blick auf die Elbe© Jörg Ehrlich

Exciting news: Since February 3rd, 2023, one of our most popular spots, the Bastei, can be fully experienced again. The famous Bastei view is now a "floating" viewing platform made of prestressed concrete. Around 40 cubic meters of concrete were used for this. The construct "floats" over a length of about ten meters above the front part of the bastion rock and only rests on the rock at the back. The barrier-free platform itself is 20 meters long and up to 3.5 meters wide. We look forward to many visitors.



To protect our nature

© Achim Meurer

Forest commandments apply, to which ALL visitors and hikers should adhere:

  • Firing and smoking is strictly prohibited - fire endangers nature - not only during drought!
  • Entering the forests is at your own risk. Dead or burned trees can fall at any time.
  • Observe the trail commandment and stay on the marked hiking trails.

Information about temporarily impassable trails under Trail Service & Info or on the info phone of the National ParkCenter: +49 (0) 35022 - 502 40.

Public Transport Information

Please find information about public transport including trains, regional trains (S-Bahn), buses, ferries and Kirnitzschtalbahn Tram on these links:
Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe (Upper Elbe Transport Network)
Regionalverkehr Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge GmbH (RVSOE) (Saxon Switzerland/Eastern Ore Mountains regional transport network)

For information about timetables and reservations with the Sächsische Dampfschifffahrt (Saxon Steamship Company) please click here

Road Construction Sites

The Landratsamt Sächsische Schweiz District Council provides current information about road construction sites in Saxon Switzerland district on its website:


Landratsamt Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland District Council)

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