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Nature holidays

Experience Saxony’s great outdoors with our tours and tips

Immerse yourself in Saxony’s stunning natural locations

The best way to explore our beautiful region is by hiking or cycling. Saxony’s varied landscape is criss-crossed by countless hiking and cycling routes. Waterside explorations along the Elbe river, high up in Saxon Switzerland or over the gentle hills of the Vogtland – take a look at our most beautiful tours. And mountain bikers will even find challenging MTB routes!

Discover Saxony’s best outdoor activities:

Did you know?

Three facts and figures about nature in Saxony


of Germany’s largest low mountain ranges are partly in Saxony.

1.240 m

Height of Fichtelberg mountain in the Ore Mountains, Saxony’s highest mountain.


hiking trails with a special German quality label lead through Saxony’s landscapes.

Spring has sprung

Saxony in spring is simply beautiful. Nature is in full bloom and many places and attractions provide special visitor offers.

Take a look at our top tips:

  • Discover the UNESCO-listed Muskau Park on foot or by bike

  • The Painters' Way  in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains - belongs not only to the most popular hiking trails in Germany but also unrivalled for breathtaking views

  • Explore the Ore Mountains-Vogtland Ridgeway trail, one of Germany’s most popular hiking routes

  • At the 9th Saxon Horticultural Show beautiful blossoms and gardens await you near Leipzig in Torgau, one of Germany’s most beautiful Renaissance towns

  • Cycle among blossoming fruit trees on the “Obstland Route” in northern Saxony

  • For mountain bikers: start the season at Bikewelt Schöneck

  • Should spring come with a bit of rain, there’s plenty of culture to choose from, such as the new Andy Warhol exhibition in Dresden, the "Tübke Monumental" installation about the early bourgeois revolution in Germany at Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig or the Expressionist exhibition "Blauer Reiter und Brücke" at Chemnitz Art Collections

The most beautiful tours at a glance

Find the best routes and tours for your active holiday in Saxony

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