Bastei (305 m n. m.) is a rock formation with viewing platforms in Saxon Switzerland on the right bank of the Elbe between the spa town Kuroth Rathen, Kuroth Wehlen. Most visited tourist attractions in Saxon Switzerland. From the bastion narrow cliff height 194 m above the river Elbe offering wide views of the river valley and the Elbe Sandstone. On the plateau behind rock formation is a hotel with a restaurant. Rock Bridge Basteibrücke comes from 1851, when he replaced the original wooden bridge from 1824.