After arriving by train in Bad Schandau, we took the ferry across the river to the hotel and checked in. That afternoon we took the ferry back to the train station and went 2 stops on the local train to another ferry to hike up to the famously impressive Bastei Bridge. Upon returning to our hotel we were pleasantly surprised to find a large bottle of sparkling water and fruit in our room. The next day we rode the Historical Lift in town to an amazing 18km hiking trail with steep narrow stairs and ladders that led to absolutely amazing views of sandstone rock formations and the surrounding countryside. We enjoyed a tasty lunch at the mountain inn on the trail before ending the hike in Schmilka and returning to the hotel by ferry, train and ferry again. On our final day we took the Historic tram in town to another amazing hike that ended in a cliff-top rock formation of explorable caves and crevices.
3 years ago by A verified traveler from Los Angeles