For Wilhelm Riphahn, the bastion signalled his professional breakthrough. Later, after the building was destroyed in the Second World War, Riphahn rebuilt it in its original form. With its view over the Rhine, the Bastei was one of the best addresses for events for many years. Unfortunately, however, the listed building showed considerable substantial defects. It has therefore been closed. Whether and how maintenance can be guaranteed is currently being examined.
Suitable for any weather
for individual guests
The distance between the main railway station and the Bastei is approx. 1.1 km. A walk along the Rhine or through the Kunibertsviertel neighbourhood is recommended.