Rund um die Bastei

Insider’s tip

Amselsee is on the way to Bastei approx. 10-15 minutes from the heart of Niederrathen and 400 m behind the ticket office of the Felsenbühne Rathen. The lake that today is approx. 500 m long was created in 1934 when the building of the wall dammed the Grünbach river. In those days this served as a way of collecting ice and later as a fish farm. You should factor in 20 minutes for a relaxing stroll around the lake (1.1 km).

Owing to the amazing position, the decision was made in the 60s to open the lake to tourists. Visitors can now hire rowing boats and take a romantic trip along Amselsee from April to October.

If you choose to take a 30-minute boat trip along Amselsee you’ll see a large part of the Niederrathen cliff scenery from a completely different perspective.

The rock formations "Locomotive", "Lamb", "Beehive" and the "Stork’s nest" in the north look down to the bottom of the Amselgrund and offer visitors a unique view. The "Large goose" and the "Monk" form the border of the valley on the opposite southern side. The "Valley watchman" and the "Cliff stones" in the East round off the picture.