Photo: Tourismusverband Elbland Dresden e.V., Dresden Elbland
Mills and streams
Valleys and swoonworthy gorges with babbling brooks: those wending their way along the winding trails between Meissen and Niederwartha can enjoy nature at its most unspoilt.
Pristine: Hiking between Meissen and Niederwartha
Whatever trail you take, with a little luck, hikers traversing these mixed deciduous forests might spot a little rare wildlife here and there, amid lush meadows and along the banks of crystal-clear streams, where time seemingly stands still. We recommend navigating either of the two well-signposted long-distance hiking trails that take you through Buschbad near Meissen and the Triebisch valleys – in a region already full of superb strolls, this is real hiking heaven. It takes in the Greater Triebisch from Grillenburg in the Tharandt Forest to the Elbe confluence near Meissen as well as the Lesser Triebisch, which starts near Limbach in the woods of the Struth and flows into the Greater Triebisch at Garsebach. Through the centuries, countless mills were built along the many streams and some remnants of this bygone era remain intact to this day. Another go-to stretch lies on the Way of St James running through Saxony. Or why not a pedal-powered promenade through valleys full of streams, inviting you to enjoy a refreshing summer dip… The weekend’s coming – why wait?!