"Bastei climbing" Top 5 Page for this destination Bad Schandau Favorite Tip by iandsmith

Bad Schandau Favorites: 5 reviews and 14 photos

  The lovely chateau like restaurant
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  • The lovely chateau like restaurant - Bad Schandau
      The lovely chateau like restaurant
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  • Glimpses of rocks - Bad Schandau
      Glimpses of rocks
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  • Almost sterile forest - Bad Schandau
      Almost sterile forest
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  • Impressive crags - Bad Schandau
      Impressive crags
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  • Looking back to Rathen - Bad Schandau
      Looking back to Rathen
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Favorite thing: If you take the wrong turn at Kurort Rathen you will end up going past an old chateau style restaurant and accommodation perched enticingly over the Elbe.
Should you go on further and take the proper track it is a much easier walk but you miss the atmosphere of the chateau. Pushing further on takes you through the woods with eye catching glimpses of rocks (pic 2 to 5).

Fondest memory: The forest is so different to what I'm used to in Australia and I know it is said that comparisons can be odious but I do miss the wildlife you get in the Aussie bush; many European forests seem sterile to my eye.
Still, it is wonderful to be out in nature, climbing to those magical stairs and bridges on the Bastei.

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  • Written Nov 14, 2008
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