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|Bundesland: Freistaat Sachsen||Saxony|
|Landkreis: Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge|
The Bastei-Brücke [left] is one of the landmarks of the Sächsische Schweiz region. The bridge connects the Bastei rock, a picturesque sandstone formation 193 m above the valley of the river Elbe offering a splendid view, with the remains of the old castle Neurathen. In medieval times the castle was accessible by a draw-bridge. When the Bastei rock and the ruins of the castle became a tourist attraction at the beginning of the 19th century, a firm wooden bridge was built in 1826. In 18501851 the present stone bridge (77 m long, 165 m above the valley) was constructed.
The Bastei-Brücke is also depicted on glass no. 2973 [left: top left picture], labeled as souvenir from the Sächsische Schweiz. The top right picture shows a view of another well-known stone formation in this region, the Kuhstall. The bottom pictures show Prebischtor (Pravčická brána [bottom left] and Edmundsklamm (Edmundova soutěska) [bottom right] in the Czech Republic.
Further glasses depicting natural sights from this region show views from the Lichtenhain Waterfall
and Großer Winterberg.