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Saxon Elbland

Wine and porcelain

The Elbe Cycle Route does not just lead to Bohemian Switzerland; it also runs via Dresden directly into Saxon Elbland to Radebeul, Coswig and Meißen. Rather than sandstone formations dominating here, the landscape is shaped by the idyllic vineyards of the Saxon wine-growing region. Be it by bike, by train or on water – a tour of the Elbe Valley, which is considerably shallower here and beautifully green in the summer, comes highly recommended.

Numerous attractions can be found along the River Elbe in a downstream direction. The Karl May town of Radebeul, for example, invites visitors to follow the footsteps of the famous author and his American Indian worlds in the Villa Shatterhand; whilst the small, cosy guesthouses in the neighbouring Altkötzschenbroda serve Saxon wines.

Meißen impresses guests with its magical old town, the castle and its 300-year tradition of porcelain production. Visitors to the porcelain factory can find out how the "white gold" is lovingly created by hand, and how the traditional Meißen motifs are painted by hand.

The idyllic village of Diesbar-Seußlitz attracts visitors with the charm of the vineyards on the Elbbogen. Guests can sample Saxon grape varieties in one of the numerous local drinking houses here whilst enjoying welcoming hospitality – be it during the asparagus or the Federweißer (new wine) season.


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