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With a history going back more than 1000 years, a weekend in Torgau promises an interesting journey through time in one of Germany's most beautiful Renaissance towns.

Day 1 in Torgau: Friday

Arriving and enjoying: Your first day in Torgau is dedicated to getting a first impression of the town and sampling some delicious cake.

Gemütlich eingerichtetes Hotelzimmer mit Doppelbett© Simone Hepe

2 pm: CHECK-IN

Torgau in the north-west of Saxony, between Wittenberg and Meissen, is a friendly place, which you’ll experience first-hand when checking into one of the many family-run hotels in town.
Familie wird freundlich beraten und erhält Informationsmaterial© Dirk Brzoska
Right in the centre of Torgau at Markt 1, you’ll find the town’s tourist information where you can book guided tours, get all the tips and information needed for a great weekend and even a cup of coffee in the on-site cafeteria!
Eine Gruppe Frauen sitzt zur Kaffeepause zusammen

3.30 pm: CAKE!

We suggest you start your Torgau weekend with spoiling yourself and head to one of the town‘s many cosy cafés. Tip: "Herr Käthe", named after the Protestant Reformer Martin Luther’s wife.
Gäste suchen sich eine gute Flasche Wein aus© Dirk Brzoska


Speaking of spoiling yourself. It’s shopping next: Try the Villeroy & Boch factory outlet for high-quality textile products and porcelain. Or the Torgau Shop right next to the tourist information, featuring lots of great regional products!
Gruppe versammelt sich und lauscht den Ausführungen der Stadtführerin© Wolfgang Sens


If you're travelling between July and August, join one of the evening guided city tours to learn all about Torgau‘s heyday in the 16th century as well as about its recent history. At dusk, the 500 late Gothic and Renaissance buildings and monuments are even more enchanting!
Marktplatz am Abend© Wolfgang Sens

7.15 pm: DINNER

Wasn’t it Winston Churchill who said you have to offer the body something good so that the soul feels like living in it? In any case, Torgau has a lot to offer with respect to culinary delights, including cosy brewery-style places and top restaurants.

Day 2 in Torgau: Saturday

Today is all about culture, with museums, exhibitions and a castle visit.

Blick in die Ausstellungsräume der Katharina Luther Stube© Wolfgang Sens


On Torgau’s “Museum Trail”, you can discover the city's history in lovingly restored town houses: Experience how wealthy Torgau citizens lived in the Mayor Ringenhain House or take a look at how a craftsman's house was furnished around 1600.
Das weiße Schloss Hartenfels von außen mit Brücke© Andreas Franke


Go on, you can do it: 163 steps on a spiral staircase lead up Hartenfels Castle’s Hausmannsturm’s tower where you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of Torgau's old town, the Elbe river and surrounding meadows.
Ein Stück Apfelkuchen mit einer Tasse Kaffee


Treat yourself to a cup of coffee and maybe even some cake (why not) in the castle café in the scenic courtyard against the backdrop of the famous Großer Wendelstein spiral staircase.
Kind streichelt ein Pferd© Dirk Brzoska
Since 1686, Torgau’s Graditz neighbourhood has been home to the Kurfürstliches Sächsisches Hauptgestüt as the region’s principal stud. To this day, German riding horses are being bred here. And you don’t have to be into horses – just enjoy the beautiful palace and park!
Tänzerin mit Musikern auf einer Bühne© Matthias Schulze


Thanks to Napoleon, there are eight bastions in Torgau which have been reimagined as cultural hubs for theatre, cinema, live music and more. Find something to your liking and enjoy your evening.

Day 3 in Torgau: Sunday

Historical insights and relaxation combined on your last day in Torgau.

Erinnerung an die Opfer der nationalsozialistischen Diktatur und der kommunistischen Diktatur in der sowjetischen Besatzungszone und der DDR© Daniel Koenig
Torgau has more than 20 museums you can choose from. For some special historical insights, there are also exhibitions providing information about Soviet special camps and the GDR’s only youth detention centre.
Ein Pärchen erholt sich im Wellnessbereich© Katja Fouad Vollmer
Torgau’s “Aquavita” sports and leisure pool offers everything needed to unwind, including saunas, massages and a floating pool for some deeply relaxing moments.

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