Elbe Sandstone Mountains, lesson one; You can’t come to this area without visiting the Bastei! So here we are. The most famous landmark of the Saxon Switzerland. A giant rock formation 194 metres above the Elbe River and a bridge constructed in 1851. We combined this trip with an eight shaped circular one day long hiking trip including many other spots around the Bastei; the ravine of the Sweden Holes, Amselfalls, Malerweg and some other trails from the east to the west.