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Bastei Bridge

Does anyone have info on when the floating bridge at the Bastei will reopen?

Posted by
1526 posts

I don't think anyone knows yet. It sounds like the fire was pretty extensive and there is a possibility of negligent arson, so I wouldn't count on it opening soon.

Posted by
31 posts

Thanks. I did a search but Google was not helpful in providing news. We are visiting the area in late October. If you can point me to a reliable source of info, I would appreciate it!

Posted by
35 posts

The region around Bastei (Frontier Saxon Switzerland) was not affected by the wildfires in Rear Saxon Switzerland at all. It is open.

What you probably referred to was the restriction that the county administration imposed a couple of days ago due to high risk of wildfires (we need lots of rain!) for all the forests in the county. But that's lifted already, you can freely walk and hike except for the small area with the wildfires.

Posted by
35 posts

Mardee, this article refers to a different, comparably small fire that was extinguished the day after. Have a look at the date of the article - 18 July.

Here is the link to the county administration's news in which they announce all the forests are accessible again except for the immediate area of the wildfires in rear Saxon Switzerland. Unfortunately in German only, but maybe you can translate online.

https://www.landratsamt-pirna.de/landkreisweites-waldbetretungsverbot-aufgehoben-weiterhin-betretungsverbot-fuer-einsatzgebiet-27087.html