Lohmen: Via the Schwedenlöcher to Kurort Rathen to the bastion
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Felsenburg Neurathen an der BasteiPhoto: Philipp Zieger, CC BY, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
ATTENTION: The Schwedenlöcher are currently closed until the end of March 2023 due to renovation work! Alternatives are Basteiweg/Amselgrund or the Rathen footpath.
Safety informationPlease note: in the Saxon Switzerland National Park, only marked trails may be used in the core zone! Fines may be imposed for violations.
Once in the valley, the path leads to the right through the Amselgrund, past the Grünbach, the Amselsee and the theater box office of the Felsenbühne in the direction of the center of the spa town of Rathen. At the height of the Amselgrundschlösschen hotel, the hiking trail with signposts to the bastion branches off to the right. Via a well-built path with steps you can easily reach the Bastei bridge. On the way there are beautiful views into the Elbe valley.
The rock castle Neurathen, which is located at the entrance to the Bastei bridge, is highly recommended. Footbridges and ladders cross the remains of this medieval fortification and offer fantastic views into the Rathen valley basin and, if visibility is good, as far as the rock formations of the Hintere Sächsische Schweiz.
The hike is also possible in the opposite direction, but please note that the more than 600 steps in the "Schwedenlöcher" have to be climbed uphill.
Bus line: 237 Stop: Bastei
By roadComing from Pirna: After leaving Lohmen, turn right after about 3 kilometers in the direction of the Bastei.
Coming from Bad Schandau: Via Rathmannsdorf, Porschdorf, Waltersdorf. At the Hocksteinschänke turn in the direction of Pirna/Bastei. After leaving Rathewalde, turn left after about 1 kilometer in the direction of Bastei.
Arrival with Google-Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Dcvjy79wZuDjzbXW9
ParkingParking lot at the Bastei (about 300 meters to the viewpoint).
Parking lot at the junction Bastei, if the Bastei parking lot is occupied; bus shuttle to the Bastei
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