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Grandeur with views over Elbe, Sandstone rock formations & Rathen. - Stolpen-West

Bedrooms 2
Space 796 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights




The apartment Stolpen-West is located on the top floor of Villa Richter, on the side of the Elbe. This apartment is decorated in a warm, yet modern style and has two balconies so that you can always enjoy breakfast or a glass of wine in the sunshine with the best possible view.


Stolpen West and Ost are adjacent and therefore ideally suited to use as one accomodation. An attractive option for befriended couples and big families.

The apartments have their own entrances and are connected by a corridor, which is accessible through a joined entrance (lockable).


The cosy dining room has an entresol (former attic) which sleeps two. Children especially love this place. Bathroom, kitchen and master bedroom are directly accessible from the dining room. This bedroom has an open ceiling exposing the original beams. A lovely place where parents can have quiet and relaxing evenings together. Watch TV from the comfortable chairs or look at night-time Rathen from the balcony.

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About the property

www.Villa-Richter.info in

This completely renovated and monumental villa is situated on a mountain slope in the picturesque spa town of Rathen and offers exceptional views of the Elbe and sandstone rock formations. Its small railway station, the vintage paddlewheel-steamboats cruising the Elbe, and the characteristic mountains all add to the suggestion of being in a model-railway landscape.

In addition to many sporting activities Saxon Switzerland has a lot to offer culturally (theatre, castles, narrow-gauge railways and many museums). Should you need to recover, there are many Wellness treatments to choose from. And the local wines, from the most northern vineyards in Europe, are delicious.

Property Manager
Sylvia Brinkman
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Sylvia Brinkman

We - Sylvia Brinkman and Hugo van der Sluijs - met when we were students. Being passionate mountaineers we used as much of our spare time as possible to go away on climbing trips in Belgium, Luxemburg and, of course, Germany.

Around this time we started thinking about having a wonderful place to ourselves one day. Of course we fantasized a lot about our future ideal home. Our haven would be in a quiet area, with interesting scenery, ideally a place where rocks, deciduous forests and vineyards (agreeable climate) are found together. We then thought that the Pfalz, where we loved to climb, was the most likely place.

Our favourite sport changed from climbing to tour skiing, but our dream remained. We finally decided to put our plans into action a couple of years after the reunification of Germany. East Germany was completely unknown to us and so we set out to explore.

After a few visits to the east it was finally Saxon Switzerland's turn to receive us as their guests in Rathen. Right from our first visit one thing was crystal clear: this place surpassed everything we had ever seen.

We had a great time and, back in Holland, we could not stop thinking about Rathen. On one of our next visits we found Villa Richter. On first inspection we realized that this project would require a lot of dedication. And, the seize of this building surpassed anything we had ever dreamt off. The Villa's exceptional setting finally brought us round to take this big step.

After years of preparation the scaffolding was put up around Villa Richer on 1 May 2012. Some one-and-a-half years later we granted our architect discharge and we welcomed our first guests in the spring of 2014.

We hope you will be just as excited as we are by this location and its surroundings. We enjoy it immensely and from our house we now watch other climbers tackling the rocks.

Sylvia Brinkman purchased this villa in 2007

Why Sylvia Brinkman chose Niederrathen

Rathen is the centre of Saxon Switzerland, or, as it is also called, Elbe Sandstone Mountains. For its outstanding beauty at has been placed on Unesco's World Heritage List.

Surrounded by beautiful landscapes this picturesque little village has managed to hold on to its timeless atmosphere.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Richter lies in the quiet neighbourhood called Niederrathen which has very little traffic.

The Villa has been restored to its former Swiss land house style glory. The comfortable and spacious apartments are individually and stylishly decorated. This makes them Boutique holiday accommodation.

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Kurtaxe: Jugendliche zwischen dem 14. und dem 27. Lebensjahr sowie Azubis bezahlen 0,75 € pro Nacht und pro Person.
Die Parkgebühr beträgt 2,00 € pro Tag und pro Auto.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Niederrathen in Rathen

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 796 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 4,4 m2 bathroom with under floorheating and a towel Radiator
  • The bathroom is beautifully tiled (Mosa Global Collection) and has under floor heating. Including radiator and towel rack, washing basin with a mirror the entire width of the wall. Shower cabin with thermostat-controlled tap and adjustable shower-head.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Entresol - 2 Single Bed , The entresol offers a perfect sleeping place for children.
    Bedchamber - 1 Large Double Bed , With Box Spring Bed
  • Your master bedroom is the nicest room in the Villa. Its high open ceiling and original beams give it a homely atmosphere. There are four leather chairs, comfortable to sit in, from which you can watch the tv. This room has immediate access to the highest balcony with amazing views.
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
You will use a code to enter the apartment. Therefore you are not tied to an appointment to exchange keys with our caretaker.


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  • 5 of 5

Op elk punt, boven verwachting.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa met prachtig uitzicht op de Bastei

  • 5 of 5

Wie een prachtige uitvalsbasis zoekt in de Sächsische Schweiz zoekt kan ik deze mooie villa in Rathen aanbevelen. Je hebt er een mooi uitzicht over het dorp met op de achtergrond enige rotsformaties van de Bastei. Ook kun je beneden de Elbe zien liggen. Je kunt hierop met de raderboot leuke tochtjes maken. Verder is Dresden en de vesting Königstein niet ver. Een wandeling naar de Bastei mag natuurlijk ook niet ontbreken. De appartementen zien er prima uit. Je voelt er je snel thuis. Als enige minpuntjes moet ik noemen dat je het laatste deel van de weg niet toegankelijk met de auto zodat bagage naar boven gedragen moet worden en dat het wifi signaal niet heel sterk is maar dat mocht de pret niet drukken!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Fantastisch !!

  • 5 of 5

Tolle Wohnung, geschmackvolles Ambiente, traumhafter Blick !!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ruhig und super gelegen!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns sehr gefreut in Villa Richter zu verbleiben. Wir waren, glaube ich, die einzigen im ganzen Haus, und damit war das ganze sehr ruhig. Die Aussicht ist fantastisch, und der Lage ist perfekt als Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke für Ihre Nachtricht, wir möchten Sie gerne ein nächstes mall wieder begrüßen!
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Nearest Airport
57 Kilometres
Airport Dresden
Nearest Barpub
180 Metres
Beer garden Am Bach
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Landing stage Sächsische Dampfschifffahrt
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Nearest Motorway
27 Kilometres
Dresden - Prague
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Gaststätte Panorama
Nearest Ski
17 Kilometres
Rugiswalde & Altenberg
Car: not necessary


_________Bastei Brug (Bastion Bridge)_________

The 'Bastei' (Bastion) is the oldest tourist attraction and a major landmark in Saxon Switzerland. This place offers fantastic vistas of the bizarre rock formations that inspired many painters and poets, like Caspar David Friedrich. The 'Bastei' rises nearly 200 meters above the waters of the river Elbe which flows 110 meters above sea level. From Villa Richter the Bastei is a thirty minute journey taking the easy road, or approximately 70 minutes through the 'Schwedenlöcher'.


___Vestung Königstein (Königstein fortress)___

The Königstein fortress is a unique example of European hilltop fortress architecture. Situated on top of a table hill the fortress walls rise majestically to a height of 40 meters. The 9.5 hectare hilltop fortress, with its 2,2 km long rampart offers a splendid view of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and the Eastern Ore Mountains. In total there are over 30 different buildings: such as the well house, the oldest Saxon garrison chapel, the Gatehouse, the old and new armoury and the old barracks.


_ Felsenbühne Rathen (Rathen Open-Air Stage)_

Near Villa Richter lies one of Saxon Switzerland's most popular destinations - Felsenbühne Rathen . Its unique location with its stage backdrop of real rock formations and its high round towers, turn it into, what is doubtlessly, "Europe's most beautiful natural theatre."

The evening performances are absolutely sublime. Under the canopy of the starry night sky the works of Shakespeare, Carl Maria von Weber and many others, are a joy to watch.


_______Schrammsteine (Rock formations)______

Tabletop mountains, stairways, via ferrata, impressive nature and fabulous walks.


________Elberadweg (Elbe Cycle Route)________

The 1260 km long Elberadweg is Germany's most beloved cycle route. Take this route for relaxing bike rides from Rathen to places like Pirna, Dresden and Meißen.

On the way you will come across castles (Pillnitz a.o.), vineyards and many attractive little restaurants and Biergärten (beer gardens).