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The most famous vantage point in Saxon Switzerland

The Bastei (305 metres above sea level) is the most famous rock formation with a viewing platform in Saxon Switzerland. The famous landmark is located on the right bank of the Elbe above the spa town of Rathen and the town of Wehlen. The Bastei offers sweeping views of the Elbe valley and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. There is a hotel and restaurant on the plateau behind the Bastei. The new Bastei viewpoint is barrier-free.

The stone Bastei bridge ends at the Neurathen rock gate. Caspar David Friedrich captured this in an impressive painting: The oil painting "Rock Landscape" from 1823 depicts the imposing group of rocks of the Neurathen Rock Gate and symbolically combines the sublime and mysteriously unfathomable with aspects of threat and destruction in its expression.

With masterful technique and skilful brushwork, the artist creates an impressive depiction of the rocky landscape.

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01847 Lohmen

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Touristinformation Lohmen
Schloss Lohmen 1
01847 Lohmen

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Phone: +49 3501 581024

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