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The Bastei is a rock formation towering 194 meters above the Elbe River in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany. Reaching a height of 305 meters above sea level, the jagged rocks of the Bastei were formed by water erosion over one million years ago.
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There are a few parking lots around the area. If you come from the west side the parking lot is only a few minutes from the bridge but where is the fun in that. If you go from the east side there is a 30-minute hike to the bridge from the lower valley, this way is highly recommended and has a lot more to see along the way.