A place steeped in history
Hospitality on the Bastei already celebrated its 200-year tradition. Even then the "paradise of wild rock cliffs and mystic gorges" attracted far-traveled guests. Who is wondering that the Bastei is now the most popular excursion destination for Saxon Switzerland to visitors from all over the world? Even Hofbaumeister Thormeyer - who built here the first massive house in 1826 - would surely be fascinated by the first-class mountain gastronomy with excellent service that guests will experience here today.
With us everything is about you. No matter how fast the time revolves.
Bastei history dates
|1812||At Whitsuntide, a butcher (Mr. Pietzsch from Lohmen) offers refreshments to
Bastei visitors for the first time.
|1820||In summer rides a gondola on Sundays and public holidays from Rathen to Dresden.|
|1826||The government orders Court Architect Thormeyer of Dresden to build a solidly constructed inn.
A wooden bridge is build across the Mardetelle gorge.
|1835||A postal coach travels from Dresden to the Bastei on Sundays and holidays.
The trip takes four hours.
|1837||The first paddle steamer on the Elbe|
|1851||The Bastei Bridge is built of stone|
|1894||Expansion of the Bastei guesthouse|
|1938||The Bastei becomes a nature reserve.|
|1975/1979||Construction of the Panoramarestaurant by the Dresden architects Witter and
|1990||The Bastei becomes part of the National Park Saxon Switzerland|
|1991||The construction of the new hotel building is finished.|
|2002||Modernization of the hotel and the Panoramarestaurant classification as a four-star hotel|
|since 2002||Classification as a four-star hotel|
|2004||Opening of the wellness area|
|2006||Remodeling of the hotel restaurant and the lobby bar|
||“Art & Nature” exhibition opens in the historical Swiss-style building.|
|since 2009||Certified Partner of the National Park Saxon Switzerland
|2010 and 2012 and 2015||Berghotel Bastei wins an award as the most hospitable hotel in Saxon Switzerland and the
Eastern Ore Mountains.
|since 2011||Certificate “ServiceQualität Deutschland, Level 1”|
|2012||200 years of gastronomie on the Bastei
|2016||25 years Berghotel Bastei GmbH|