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Dresden Elbland

Dresden Elbland, the region around Saxony’s capital also known as “the cradle of Saxony“, is full of cultural and natural delights. Try Dresden and nearby Meissen, both steeped in history, or the stunning Renaissance town of Torgau and charming Radebeul on the Saxon Wine Route. Picturesque vineyards and romantic river sceneries characterise the landscape, which is much loved by walkers and cyclists alike. For us, Dresden Elbland combines nature, art, and culture in the most beautiful way. See for yourself!

„I looked down from the high bank over the magnificent Elbe valley, which lay like a painting by Claude Lorrain under my feet.”
Heinrich von Kleist

Things not to miss in Dresden Elbland:

  • When it comes to packing in as many sights as possible in one place, Dresden is not doing bad at all. In the city’s old town, you’ll find, among many others, the breath-taking baroque Zwinger palace, the Semper Opera House and Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). In any case, Dresden is a must!

  • Meissen, birthplace of the world-famous porcelain, welcomes visitors with a splendid view of its cathedral and Albrechtsburg Castle perching on a hill above the Elbe River. In the workshops of the Meissen porcelain factory, you can peek behind the scenes and see masters of this craft creating the most delicate objects.

  • Torgau is one of Germany‘s most beautiful Renaissance towns where you can follow in the footsteps of the Protestant reformer Martin Luther and his wife, Katharina von Bora.

  • Wine lover? Us too. And we have very good news: There’s a special wine hiking option along the Saxon Wine Route and we recommend stopping here and there to sample the local produce …

  • One of the best ways to explore Dresden Elbland is on the Elbe Cycle Route, an absolute favourite among Germany’s cycling routes.

  • The Altkötzschenbroda village green in Radebeul​​​​​​​ is an architectural gem with lovingly restored half-timbered buildings. Explore artists' studios, galleries, restaurants, cafés and small shops – and don’t forget to sample a glass of the local wine!

Checklist: what to bring when coming to Dresden Elbland

  • Be hungry: In terms of food, the region is as diverse as its towns and landscapes. Whether it's a snack in a rustic inn or a gourmet menu in a top restaurant, foodies will absolutely not be disappointed here.

  • Curiosity & time: Not just food is best enjoyed when you have the time to really discover new things at your leisure. The same, of course, applies to the region’s top-rated wines.

  • Binoculars: When out and about hiking, you’ll encounter many rare birds, plants, and types of rock.

  • Bike helmet: Spend your day cycling along the Elbe river...

  • Evening dress: … and enjoy world-class culture in the evening, e.g., at Dresden's Semper opera

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