Kurort Rathen is a lovely spa village in the National park Saxon Switzerland. There is the main sights are the Bastei cliffs, the Amselsee (a lake), and the outdoor theater "Felsenbühne Rathen".
The Rathen Ferry, a passenger reaction ferry, connects Niederrathen, on the right bank of the Elbe river, to Oberrathen on the left bank. There are a around 400 inhabitant. Nice promenade and restaurants.