The Bastei is a rock formation towering 194 metres above the Elbe River in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany. Reaching a height of 305 metres above sea level, the jagged rocks of the Bastei were formed by water erosion over one million years ago. They are situated near Rathen, not far from Pirna southeast of the city of Dresden, and are the major landmark of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. They are also part of a climbing and hiking area that extends over the borders into the Bohemian Switzerland (Czech Republic).
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Parking is available approx. 700m away from the spot. It is not for free, in Winter and early morning hours nobody really cares.
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Sunrise during winter
Sunrise & Sunset 07:33 - 16:06 | current local time: 20:16
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