The Bastion is the most well-known place in a natural park of the Saxon Switzerland, located about 30 minutes from Dresden, if you're heading east. Besides the typical mountain treks of any (well signposted in both distance and difficulty), this area is a curious rock formation that rises about 200 hundred yards from the river Elbe. It's also where a bridge was built in 1851, and there are various walkways that connect these rocks. This place offers a stunning panoramic view of the entire park and the river Elbe. Go!