Rauenstein restaurant and rock restaurant

Regional food and drinks in Saxon Switzerland

Welcome to the Rauenstein! Directly opposite the Bastei in Saxon Switzerland rises the Rauenstein rock, on whose plateau our cozy restaurant is located. With regional food and drinks Our restaurant invites guests from all over the world to take a break on their tour through the imposing Elbe Sandstone Mountains.


The Rauensteinbaude will be closed from 02.01. closed.
Depending on the weather, we open during the winter holidays.

Enjoy culinary delights

In our rock restaurant Rauenstein we pamper you with regional specialties in organic quality, typical Saxon dishes and a selection of delicious meals and drinks from our own production. Our rock restaurant on the Rauenstein invites you to enjoy yourself and linger!


Service manager (f / m / d) Rauenstein

We are looking for you for the operational and part of the administrative management of the mine including personnel management, offer and quality management.

Chef / cook

As a taste expert (f / m / d) you will implement our culinary offerings in the Rauenstein kitchen with a view of the rocks at a height of 304 meters.

Service and serving staff (f / m / d)

Sell ​​our products at the self-service counter on the Rauenstein.

Temporary workers and mini jobbers (f / m / d)

Support our Rauenstein team in service, kitchen and sales!


The fantastic location on the Rauenstein plateau makes our restaurant in Saxon Switzerland a popular destination for hikers. In order to be able to enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding panorama from our restaurant, there are several possibilities for the approach and the ascent to the Rauenstein.

Arrival by S-Bahn:
A hike on the Rauenstein rock is possible from the “Stadt Wehlen” S-Bahn station in around 60 minutes and from the “Kurort Rathen” S-Bahn station in around 45 minutes. The Rauenstein is signposted at both train stations.

Arriving by car:
By car, drive to the Weißig hiking car park above Kurort Rathen. The hiking trail to the Rauenstein is signposted from there and takes around 20 minutes.



We attach particular importance to the environment, sustainability and fair cooperation. In our rock restaurant Rauenstein we offer a wide range of organic products and a selection of food and drinks that support regional producers. Much of our packaging is produced sustainably and is biodegradable. We also campaign against dumping wages in the catering industry and pay fair salaries above the industry average and minimum wage.

We are convinced that with respect for our nature and appreciation for our fellow human beings, together we can make a valuable contribution to making the world a little better every day!


Homemade herbal lemonade

for a good mood!

Our outside seating

Comfort with a view

Carrot, coconut and apricot soup

A moment of happiness to spoon!

Interior design

Panorama in fresh colors

At the open window

our covered seats with a view of the bastion

Facet play

Mining tradition with modern accents

Colorful salad bowl

for nature lovers

Saxon wines

Discover the taste of the region


The almost completely forested Rauenstein in the middle of Saxon Switzerland was opened up for tourism as early as 1885. One year later, until 1893, the first drinks were served in the Kapphöhle on the summit plateau of the Rauenstein.

Our cozy restaurant in Saxon Switzerland is also part of this development and looks back on a long history. In 2006, as part of extensive renovation work in the Rauenstein restaurant, the goods elevator was renewed, sanitary facilities were created and all rooms were renovated. Over time, the former snack bar has developed into a real mountain restaurant as a hiking rest with space for up to 65 people, with today's rock restaurant Rauenstein and the new kitchen.




50°95’11.3″N, 14°06’41.1″E
On the Rauenstein 1
01796 Struppen / OT Weißig

painter way

Stage 8


Parking lot for hikers
01796 Struppen / OT Weißig


OPERATOR Restaurant

Restoration of the Königstein Fortress GmbH
Fortress 1
01824 Koenigstein
Tel. 035021/64 446