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  • Photo: Marco Blüthgen, Dresden Elbland
  • Photo: Dresden Elbland

Strolling through one of Germany's smallest winegrowing regions

Saxon Wine Trail

Those of us who enjoy wine all have our own way of indulging. But what could be more natural and memorable an experience than discovering the idyllic vineyards in a leisurely hike along the Elbe Valley?

All ways lead to wine

Well-marked hiking trails traverse picture-perfect scenery, and there are nods to the local winegrowing history and tradition wherever you look. As well as day trips, relay tours up to six days long on the Saxon Wine Trail are another option – 90 or more kilometres of unforgettable views and tastings galore.

Don’t miss: One stretch of the Elbe Cycle Route runs almost alongside the Saxon Wine Trail – and with all those drinkworthy choices, why not take one or two bottles with you in saddlebags? Alternatively, hop aboard one of the Elbe paddle steamers or let the historic steam train take the strain on the Lößnitz ground railway to Radebeul.

(Note to hikers regarding the start/end of Stage 6 of the Saxon Wine Trail: The flight of steps leading to Heinrich Castle in Seusslitz is closed until the end of 2020 due to construction work. Details of an alternative approach route can be found in the Saxon Wine Trail guide.)

Photo: Thomas Türpe, Dresden Elbland
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
Distance 88.8 km
Duration 32:00 h
Ascent 1,295 m
Descent 1,360 m

ATTENTION - STEP 6 (start/end): Until the end of 2020 the staircase to the Heinrichsburg in Seußlitz is closed due to construction work!

from Dresden Elbland Redaktion,   Dresden Elbland


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