Bad Schandau elevator

Inhaltsbild Aufzug in Bad Schandau

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Opening times:

  • April / October:
    9am – 6pm
  • May – September:
    9am – 7pm
  • November – March:
    9am – 5pm

The elevator was built in 1904, on the initiative of hotelier Rudolf Sendig, to an Art Nouveau design. It is a quick and comfortable way to take people from Bad Schandau up to Ostrau. On the way up, you negotiate a height differential of 47.76 metres.

Once on the top, you can enjoy an impressive panorama taking in the Elbe valley. Take advantage of the opportunity and visit the free lynx enclosure and small snack bar. For walkers, the lift is a small shortcut on the way to the Schrammstein rocks. Enjoy the tranquillity of the forest trails.


You can buy the following tickets from the staff:

  Reduced Normal
Single journey  1.40 €1 1.80 €
Return journey  2.20 €1 2.80 €
Family journey

4.00 €

Return journey

7.00 €

1 Children aged between 6 and 16, severely disabled persons with valid proof of disability, holders of a Bad Schandau Kurkarte or for taking a dog, cycle or large piece of luggage.

As at: 1 April 2024

Tariff Tip for 7 day- , Monthly- or Monthly subscription ticket

Do you have a weekly, monthly or Monthly subscription which includes the Bad Schandau tariff zone (TZ 72)? If so, you can travel free on the elevator in Bad Schandau.

The right to take persons along with season tickets does not apply here.

Getting here

Come and go by bus & rail

You can get to Bad Schandau with the S 1 S-Bahn. To get to the elevator, take the station ferry to cross to the Bad Schandau Elbe pier. From there it is another 15 minutes' walk to the bottom of the elevator.

Barrier-free travel

Ramp access to the elevator is available.

All information is subject to Change.