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Bridge
Location type: Bridge
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Number of texts: 3
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Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

Basteibridge in 1920. The Bastei has been a tourist attraction for over 200 years. In 1824, a wooden bridge was constructed to link several rocks for the visitors. This bridge was replaced in 1851 by the present Bastei Bridge made of sandstone. The rock formations and vistas have inspired several well-known artists, among them Caspar David Friedrich (“Felsenschlucht”). The spa town of Rathen is the main base for visiting the Bastei; the town can be reached from Dresden by paddle steamer on the river Elbe.

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Made by Dromos
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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. In 1851, the wooden bridge was replaced by a sandstone bridge, due to the steady increase in visitors, that is still standing today. It is 76.5 m long and its seven arches span a ravine 40 m deep.

Linked characteristics: Pram friendly, Free of charge, Spectacular, Car free, Adventurous, Peculiar
Linked themes: Nature, Top things to do

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Made by Dromos | Reference Thomas Wolf
Made by Dromos

In 1826, the Bastei bridge was a wooden bridge.

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