Felsenbühne Rathen (natural amphitheatre)

Amselgrund 17, 01824 Kurort Rathen

Tel. : +49 (0) 35024 7770

Fax : +49 (0) 35024 77735



On Europe's most beautiful open-air stage the steep rock faces of the Rathen Wehlgrund form the backdrop for theatre, concert, musical, opera and operetta performances of the Saxon State Theatres Radebeul. From May to September, adventures, romanticism and beautiful voices shape events in the impressive rocky valley basin in the heart of the National Park Saxon Switzerland. Love, cunning and deception are always among the main themes - whether in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" or in the operetta "The Beggar Student" by Millöcker. Nowhere else is the scene of the wolf's gorge from the "The Freeshooter" more realistic than in this place, which inspired Weber to his great opera. The clatter of hooves and gunshots fill the air of the ground when Winnetou and Old Shatterhand come to life on the oldest Karl May stage. Families experience exciting moments: in a new shape the musical comedy "Honk! - The Ugly Duckling" after Andersen is on the schedule together with the fairytale "The Scarlet Flower" and Humperdinck's fairytale opera "Hansel and Gretel".


After preregistration, parking at the ticket office and transport service from the ticket office to the stage (14% gradient, 500 m to the stage) possible. 13 steps to the auditorium, staff helps (electric wheelchairs not possible). 6 spaces for wheelchair users.


Show map

Accessibility Information


  • There is a parking area for disabled persons

Access to the facility / moving inside the facility

Ramps with > 6% ascent are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 70 cm
    Entrance with max. one step or ramp

WC for wheelchair users

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space in front of toilet min. 150 x 150 cm
    Space left or right of the toilet min. 90 cm
    Folding toilet support rails present