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Impressive elevator with great view at the top. From there you can walk down to the city through... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Athens, Greece
Wonderful views of the valley

This lift whisks you up to a viewing platform which gives wonderful views of the valley. There is... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Liz P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Rudolf-Sendig-Str. 12, 01814 Bad Schandau, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Impressive elevator with great view at the top. From there you can walk down to the city through the forest and keeping an eye to the city. Worth to do it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kyriaa01
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This lift whisks you up to a viewing platform which gives wonderful views of the valley. There is a cafe at the top and the sleepy lynxes are an added attraction.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Liz P
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This historic 50 meter free standing lift was constructed of iron in 1904 by a hotelier in Bad Schandau to transport visitors to the village of Ostrau on a bluff above the river. Declared a protected site in 1954, it was refurbished in 1989-1990. Because...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Up 50 m for a nice view over Bad Schandau. You can also use it as a starting point for a walk without the climb, but we didn’t and went down the same way. At the top, there’s a fenced-off plot with a pitiful lynx...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rftgtgyg244
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

After visiting Bad Schandau, I think a good way to see the town would be to park at this spot, take the lift up and walk to town. It is a downhill walk to the main sights in town, including riding the old tram. It...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Fabulous views from the top of this heritage outdoor lift up the hillside. There are a couple of lynx in a compound at the top. It is worth walking on up to Ostrau and the Turmeck Gastaete

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Nomad811793
Reviewed 19 September 2017

I was too late to go up, but it looked good at night illuminated. The entrance had lots of informative signs in German.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Very unusual structure. Gives a great view towards the town and upstream along the Elbe river valley

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Paul255057
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Quite cheap and simple atraction, you get to have a really nice view over the city and the nature around. The liftboy was very friendly too. You can take a short circle-walk in the woods once you're up (it take 30mins max) to get to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jenka_from_Prague
Reviewed 19 May 2017

If you are doing the Painters trail direction of Hohnstein, you dont need this, as you have to go down again. If you are going in the opposite direction you probably also dont need it. Otherwise quirky.

Date of experience: May 2017
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