Saxon Switzerland - biker on the Elbe biking trail

Leisure offers

For our guests a varied offer for individual leisure activities is available:

  • Guest terrace
  • Bowling alley
  • Fitness room
  • Climbing wall
  • Guided walks
  • Bikes for hire (5 touring bikes and 8 E bikes)
  • Tours in the house-owned Cabrio Smart Fortwo electric drive
  • Exhibition art and nature in the historic Schweizerhaus with information terminal
  • Event tips and ticket service

You are looking for the right gift for your loved ones at home? Our souvenir shop with its rich offer is looking forward to your visit.

Guest terrace

You can relax on our guest terrace in the hotel. Enjoy the quiet, listen to the funny twittering of the birds, read an interesting book and enjoy the magnificent view of the rock world of the Wehlgrund.

Berghotel Bastei - guest terrace

Bowling alley

Whether in a group or all in the family, show your skills with a game of bowling. Our fully automatic bowling alley is ideal for social gatherings. The appropriate footwear you can rent out for € 1.50 € per person at our reception. Use of the bowling alley costs € 10.00 per alley / hour (if not already included in the offer).

„Have a good game!“

Fitness room and climbing wall

Enjoy extensive walks and adventurous hikes through the unique rock world of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Many marked hiking trails start directly from the hotel. If the weather does not invite you to go hiking, you can of course use our fitness room in the wellness oasis.

The covered climbing wall "Wehlgrund", directly at the hotel, was conceived in such a way that beginners can be taught the basics of the climbing sport very well. It offers possibilities in three difficulty levels. The Easy Route in Difficulty II is ideal for guests who climb for the first time. The other two routes with difficulty grades IV and V are already a small challenge and require more precision in movement as well as exact control of the center of gravity. The security during the climbing is taken over by the national park guide Steffen Petrich. The price includes the safety equipment for each participant, as well as the arrival and departure of the guide.

If you are interested in a climbing lesson (wether on the climbing wall or on the rock), ask our reception team for more information.

Guided walks

Let yourself be carried away for about 4 hours in the breathtaking rock landscape in the heart of the National Park Saxon Switzerland. The tour, guided by a certified national park guide, leads directly from the hotel reception to the rocky outcrops with fantastic panoramic views of the Elbe Valley, the idyllically located Kurort Rathen, the Table Mountains and Sandstone needles. You get an insight into the origin of the landscape, romanticists discovered the charm of the unique mountains. This primordial landscape needs special respect and protection.

Between easter and the end of october this guided tour takes place every tuesday, starting at 9:15 a.m. at the hotel reception. If you are interested in the guided hike (€ 15.00 per adult, € 25.00 per family, to be paid directly to the tour guide), please contact the hotel reception by 20:00 on the evening before.

If you prefer, you can already book an overnight offer with a guided hike, eg the offer "Experience Bastei actively" or book a "hiking holiday".

Besides these offers, there are many other guided tours in the region. And, of course, there is always the possibility to walk very individually. Suggestions can be found here. Besides, we would be pleased to advise you on the spot.

Nordic Walking

Our wellness team has participated in the training on Nordic walking. You are welcome to rent Nordic walking poles and heart rate monitor in the wellness oasis - tour suggestion and know-how included.

rental fee:
1 pair of Nordic walking poles: € 3.00/day
1 pair of Nordic walking poles and heart rate monitor: € 5.00/day

Bikes for hire

For your cycling tour on the Elberadweg or through the wild-romantic Saxon Switzerland, we will gladly lend you one of our 7-speed touring bicycles.

The price is € 11.00 € per day (for 4 hours € 6.00 €)
Discount: 3 days cycling = pay for 2 days

Since april 2018 our hotelguests can use one of our 8 new E Bikes (4 Fatbikes and 4 Citybikes) for the price of € 25.00 per day.

Exclusive offer of the house

Berghotel Bastei - convertible Smart Fortwo electric drive

A convertible ride through the wild-romantic Saxon Switzerland is just the right thing to start your holiday perfectly.

Exclusive for our guests, we offer tours in the in-house Cabrio Smart Fortwo electric drive! With this special electric convertible you will get to know the Saxon Switzerland National Park in a particularly environmentally friendly manner. Book this extraordinary highlight for only € 50.00 including 130 free kilometers at the reception.

We recommend your exclusive picnic basket for your convertible ride!

Exhibition art and nature in the historic Schweizerhaus with information terminal

The Bastei took a key position in the development of tourism in Saxon Switzerland and in Germany two hundred years ago. In view of this fact, the National Park Administration set up a permanent exhibition in our house.
Since the 24th of November 2006, hiking friends and art lovers can visit the exhibition "Art and Nature of Saxon Switzerland" in our historic hotel building "Schweizerhaus". The representative permanent exhibition offers an insight into the diversity of artistic representations of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains between the 17th and 20th centuries. You can see works by Ludwig Richter, Johann Alexander Thiele or Joh. G. Jentzsch. These show how artists have discovered and illustrated Saxon Switzerland. For their discoveries, they often used the historical painting route, which in 2006 "newly created" became the most attractive hiking route in Saxon Switzerland. The exhibition provides detailed information on these 115 km of very special hiking romance as well as the history of tourism in the Basteigebiet. All around 450 sheets, about 400 books, as well as country and postcards, come from an extensive collection of Ursula and Dietrich Hasse, who donated them to the Free State of Saxony in 2003. Also included are travel descriptions and maps.
The collection of the photographer Ingrid Rulff complements the exhibition. This includes about 90 graphic sheets, some books and postcards.
We invite you to take a look at the nature from a different angle, and then rediscover it during your hikes through the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

The information center in the "Bastei - Schweizerhaus" is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm (in winter until 4 pm). The entrance is located at the front of the hotel, next to the coffee garden. Of course, entrance is free.

Furthermore here you will find a free information terminal with numerous information on the Bastei, hiking tips, events and public transport.

Event tips and ticket service

Link to our culinary calendar.

Are you looking for a hotel away from the big city bustle but do not want to miss out on famous museums and great event halls? With the excellent location in the Berghotel Bastei, you are just the place to go!
We reserve tickets for the Semper Opera House, the Staatsoperette, the Felsenbühne Rathen and book your day trips to Dresden, Meißen or Prague. We will gladly give you tips for your holiday planning, show the most beautiful hiking tours and introduce you to the highlights of our homeland.

The Saxon Switzerland is also worth a trip in winter. The famous Dresden Striezelmarkt with Stollenfest, the Advent concerts of the Kreuzchor, the Ore Mountains with its christmas land and the winter landscape of Saxon Switzerland are just a few of the reasons to visit our hotel during this time of the year.

A comprehensive overview of the various sights and the extensive leisure activities can be found under the section Saxon Switzerland / national park.

Events and information from Saxon Switzerland can be found here!