Mountains in Oberrathen

Bastei

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The Bastei is a rocky prominence overlooking the Elbe River within the Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Germany. As a mountain of 305 meters height the Bastei surpasses the river by 194 meters. It was formed by water a million years ago. Located near Rathen in Saxon Switzerland the Bastei is a landmark in a national park near Pirna southeast of Dresden. It is part of a climbing and hiking area that extends to the Czech Republic as Bohemian Switzerland.

The Bastei has been a tourist attraction for over 200 years. Already in 1824 a wooden bridge was constructed to link several rocks for the visitors. This bridge was replaced in 1851 by the present Bastei Bridge made from sandstone. The rock formations and vistas have inspired artists, among them Caspar David Friedrich (i.e "Felsenschlucht" [1])

The low part of the Rathen spa can be reached from Dresden with paddle steamers on the river Elbe. Another famous landmark in that tourism and climbing area is the fortress Königstein.

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Juliette Rien
27 May 2015
Visit the monument which greatly inspired Caspar David Friedrich
Ana Gi
11 August 2014
Потрясающий парк Бастай, маст визит для посещения Саксонии. Высоты песчаных скал, почерневших от осадков! А в низине такая акустика, что там иногда дают инструментальные концерты...немцы умеют Жить...
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