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.
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