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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
Take the lift up and walk down to town

After visiting Bad Schandau, I think a good way to see the town would be to park at this spot, take... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Frankfurt, Germany
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Rudolf-Sendig-Str. 12, 01814 Bad Schandau, Saxony, Germany
+49 35022 90030
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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.

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

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

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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

1  Thank ChewyFrankfurt
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

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.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 4 September 2017

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

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

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.

Thank Christine_sing
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The antique elevator is not really a tourist attraction, but does save your legs some effort to enjoy views over Bad Schandau and the surrounding countryside. The fare is only a couple of Euros. Not worth going out of your way for, as if you...More

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