Bastei Bridge
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The Grand Canyon of Germany
Bastei has become the most popular day trip destination in Saxon Switzerland. To me it looks like a very green Grand Canyon. From a height of 194m you can enjoy the picturesque panorama and view the miniature villages on the Elbe River. At the start of the bridge you can enjoy a meal in the Panorama restaurant and have a good night sleep in the luxurious Bastei Berghotel. Adriana Yampey traveled to Saxony, Germany courtesy of Saxony Tourism and Avanti Destinations as part of AFAR’s partnership with The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, and peace-of-mind to destinations across the globe. For additional information on Adriana’s journey, visit and follow the USTOA blog.
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