Historic elevator

This free standing 50-metre high tower is built from steel and linked with a bridge to walking trails into the woods. It is the so-called “little brother” of the similiar-looking historic lift at Buergenstock near Lucerne in Switzerland, which is 152 metres high. 

Rudolf Sendig – a hotel owner from Bad Schandau – built the lift from the level of Bad Schandau connecting it to the village of Ostrau in order to ease the access to his villas up in Ostrau, which were a tourist attraction at the time. 

The historic elevator is a perfect opportunity for nature lovers and tourists alike to quickly and easily reach the viewing point at “Ostrauer Scheibe” and enjoy the stunning panorama to the Schrammstein rocks.

 A ride in the elevator affords views over the Elbe valley and links you to quiet walking paths through the woods. 

Close to the top exit of the elevator, you will find the lynx enclosure.  

Opening times                            daily                                                    

April/October                        9 am – 6 pm

May to September                9 am – 7 pm

November to March             9 am – 5 pm


Ticket price                           single                        return

Adults                                      1,80 €                        2,80 €

Concessions*                           1,40 €                        2,20 €

Families                                     4,00 €                        7,20 €

*Children, guest passes, disabled people, bicycles, dogs 


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