Another famous landmark in the local area is the fortress of Königstein.
The Bastei Bridge, the, bastei is a rock formation towering 194 metres above the.
Numerous artists reached the Bastei over the so-called Painter's Path, the Malerweg.
In June 1819, August von Goethe reported: "Friendly huts and good service with coffee, double beer, spirits and fresh bread flirten essen einladen and butter really revived the tired wanderer.".In 1592 the rock is first mentioned by Matthias Oeder in the course of the first state survey by the Electorate of Saxony as Pastey.The existing inn was completely converted and extended in 1893/94.The development of the Bastei was given significant impetus in 1826.Between 19 the former inn was replaced by a large, new building, later a hotel.In 1824, a wooden bridge was constructed to link several rocks for the visitors.Its lookout point was first referred to in travel literature in 1798 in a publication by Christian August Gottlob Eberhard.At Pentecost in 1812, the Lohmen butcher, Pietzsch, started the first catering services for visitors to the Bastei.The Bastei around 1900, view of the Elbe and the.From then on the old huts acted as night quarters for the walking guides.The climb from Rathen to the Bastei runs past an open-air museum dedicated to Slavic settlement in the region and also past the path leading to the Rathen Open Air Stage.You can stand here for a long time without being finished with it it is so difficult to tear yourself away from this spot." To begin with, the Bastei was only comparatively easily accessible from Wehlen and Lohmen.They are also part of a climbing and hiking area that extends over the borders into the, bohemian Switzerland czech Republic ).Even today a ravine southwest of the Bastei is known as the Eisenbahngründel Little Railway Valley.The rock formations and vistas have inspired several well-known artists, among them.
In February 1816, Pietzsch was given a licence to sell spirits; unfortunately the modest huts he had built were destroyed in a fire in September that same year.
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1, Akademie-Verlag, Berlin 1985 External links edit Coordinates : 505744N 14417E /.96222N.07139E /.96222;.07139.The finds from excavations in the area, especially pottery, can also be seen.Another well-known rock formation in the vicinity of the Bastei is the Wartturm, a large piece of which broke off in 2000.The first bridge, called Bastei Bridge ( Basteibrücke was built of wood over the deep clefts of the Mardertelle, linking the outer rock shelf of the Bastei with the Steinschleuder and Neurathener Felsentor rocks.It.5 m long and its seven arches span a ravine 40 m deep.1 In 1820, the spirit licence went to the Rathen judge ( Erblehnrichter Schedlich.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Bastei road was widened to handle the growing motorisation.