The Bastei is a rock formation in Germany. It’s located between the towns of Rathen and Wehlen. It consists of a number of rock columns, surrounded by forest. In 1851 a stone bridge was built between some of the columns. Before that, visitors had to walk across wooden bridges hanging from the columns. From the formation you can enjoy a spectaculair view of the river Elbe. When we visited the weather was rainy and misty, which was a shame.
The bridge leads to the Felsenburg Neurathen, a desolate rock formation on which Bohemian knights built a castle in the 14th century. The ruins of the castle can be visited, but not if you have a fear of heights (like I do). The Bastei has been an inspiration for Romantic painters such as Caspar David Friedrich. He painted “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog” based on the Bastei rocks.
Camera: Diana Multi Pinhole Operator
Film: Lomography CN100
Focal Length: 29mm
Dev: C-41 by Lab
Scan: Canon Canoscan 9000F
2 thoughts on “The Bastei”
I looks beautiful there! I want to go!
I’d like to visit again, when the weather is better. It was really beautiful. 🙂